senate Bill S5624A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Establishes an alternative resolution program for veterans accused of certain felonies

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 18, 2014 committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 09, 2014 print number 5624a
amend (t) and recommit to codes
Jan 08, 2014 referred to codes
May 29, 2013 referred to codes

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S5624 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7529A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Criminal Procedure Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 217 §§217.00 - 217.10, amd §390.30, CP L

S5624 - Summary

Establishes an alternative resolution program for service members and veterans accused of certain felonies.

S5624 - Sponsor Memo

S5624 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  5624

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 29, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GRIFFO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the criminal procedure law, in relation to  establishing
  an  alternative  resolution  program  for  veterans accused of certain
  felonies

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1. Title I of the criminal procedure law is amended by adding
a new article 217 to read as follows:
                                ARTICLE 217
             ALTERNATIVE RESOLUTION OF CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS
                           INVOLVING VETERANS
SECTION 217.00 DEFINITIONS.
        217.05 ALTERNATIVE RESOLUTION PROGRAM; COURT PROCEDURES.
S 217.00 DEFINITIONS.
  THE FOLLOWING DEFINITIONS ARE APPLICABLE TO THIS ARTICLE:
  1. "VETERAN" MEANS A CURRENT OR FORMER MEMBER  OF  THE  UNITED  STATES
MILITARY,  INCLUDING  THE MILITARY RESERVES OR A STATE'S NATIONAL GUARD,
WHO:
  (A) SERVED IN A COMBAT THEATRE OR COMBAT ZONE; OR
  (B) EXPERIENCED A TRAUMATIC EVENT DURING MILITARY SERVICE; OR
  (C) WAS PHYSICALLY OR MENTALLY INJURED DURING MILITARY SERVICE.
  2. "ELIGIBLE VETERAN" MEANS:
  (A) A VETERAN WHO IS ACCUSED OF ONE OR MORE OFFENSES,  AS  DEFINED  IN
SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION 10.00 OF THE PENAL LAW;
  (B)  A  VETERAN  WHO SUFFERS FROM POSTTRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER, OTHER
MENTAL ILLNESS OR CONDITION, TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY, OTHER  PHYSICAL  OR
MENTAL  INJURY,  ALCOHOL  OR SUBSTANCE ABUSE OR ADDICTION OR COMBINATION
THEREOF, THAT WAS, AT LEAST  IN  PART,  CAUSED  BY,  EXACERBATED  BY  OR
RESULTED  FROM  THE  VETERAN'S SERVICE IN A COMBAT THEATRE OR ZONE, OR A

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10843-01-3

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S5624A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7529A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Criminal Procedure Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 217 §§217.00 - 217.10, amd §390.30, CP L

S5624A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes an alternative resolution program for service members and veterans accused of certain felonies.

S5624A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5624A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 5624--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 29, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. GRIFFO, BALL, GRISANTI, HASSELL-THOMPSON, KRUEGER,
  LATIMER, MONTGOMERY, PARKER,  RANZENHOFER,  TKACZYK,  ZELDIN  --  read
  twice  and  ordered  printed,  and when printed to be committed to the
  Committee on Codes -- recommitted to the Committee on Codes in accord-
  ance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the criminal procedure law, in relation to  establishing
  an  alternative  resolution  program  for service members and veterans
  accused of certain felonies

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1. Title I of the criminal procedure law is amended by adding
a new article 217 to read as follows:
                                ARTICLE 217
                      JUSTICE FOR OUR VETERANS ACT
SECTION 217.00 LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND DECLARATIONS.
        217.05 DEFINITIONS.
        217.10 ALTERNATIVE RESOLUTION PROGRAM; COURT PROCEDURES.
S 217.00 LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND DECLARATIONS.
  THE LEGISLATURE FINDS THAT AN INCREASING  NUMBER  OF  NEW  YORK  STATE
VETERANS  AND  SERVICE MEMBERS SUFFER FROM SERIOUS TRAUMA AS A RESULT OF
THEIR MILITARY SERVICE, SUCH AS POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER, TRAUMAT-
IC BRAIN INJURY AND OTHER MENTAL OR PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENTS  OR  ILLNESSES.
STUDIES  HAVE FOUND THAT MANY ARE NOT RECEIVING TREATMENT. THE DEVASTAT-
ING CONSEQUENCES OF WAR ARE HARMING THE MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH OF  A
GROWING  NUMBER  OF  SERVICE MEMBERS, RETURNING VETERANS AND THEIR FAMI-
LIES.
  A NATIONAL STUDY, INVISIBLE WOUNDS OF WAR, BY RAND CORPORATION IN 2008
FOUND ONE IN FIVE VETERANS RETURNING FROM IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN  REPORTED
SYMPTOMS  OF  PTSD  OR  MAJOR DEPRESSION. RESEARCHERS ALSO FOUND SERIOUS
TREATMENT GAPS WITH ONLY 53% OF VETERANS WITH SYMPTOMS OF MENTAL  HEALTH

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10843-03-4

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