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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to judiciary|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to judiciary|
senate Bill S599
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S599 - Details
S599 - Summary
Establishes the state commission for the integrity of the criminal justice system and provides for its powers and duties; such commission shall, upon its own initiative, investigate, hold hearings, and make findings of fact and recommendations on any case in which it is reasonably alleged that a person was wrongfully convicted of an offense in this state.
S599 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S599 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the judiciary law, in relation to creating the state commission for the integrity of the criminal justice system, as an independent agency, and providing for such commission's powers and duties PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The bill establishes a commission with members appointed by leaders in the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government. The commission will investigate instances of wrongful convictions in felony cases in New York and issue reports and recommendations concerning its findings. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: The bill provides for a ten member commission. Members of the commission shall serve without salary. Four of the five commission members shall be appointed by the Governor; the fifth member shall be the commissioner of the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services. The sixth member of the commission shall be appointed by the Attorney General of the State of New York. The Chief Judge of New York's highest court, the Court of Appeals, shall appoint the seventh and eighth members. Finally, the Temporary President of the State Senate and Speaker of the State Assembly shall each appoint one of the commission's ten members.
S599 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 599 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. GIANARIS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary AN ACT to amend the judiciary law, in relation to creating the state commission for the integrity of the criminal justice system, as an independent agency, and providing for such commission's powers and duties THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Article 23 and sections 860 and 861 of the judiciary law, as renumbered by chapter 840 of the laws of 1983, are renumbered article 24 and sections 1000 and 1001 and a new article 23 is added to read as follows: ARTICLE 23 STATE COMMISSION FOR THE INTEGRITY OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM SECTION 900. DEFINITION. 901. STATE COMMISSION FOR THE INTEGRITY OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. 902. PURPOSE AND CONDUCT OF THE COMMISSION. 903. POWERS AND DUTIES. 904. USE OF REPORTS. S 900. DEFINITION. AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE, "COMMISSION" SHALL MEAN THE STATE COMMISSION FOR THE INTEGRITY OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SECTION NINE HUNDRED ONE OF THIS ARTICLE. S 901. STATE COMMISSION FOR THE INTEGRITY OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. 1. THE STATE COMMISSION FOR THE INTEGRITY OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED AS AN INDEPENDENT AGENCY OF THE STATE. THE COMMISSION SHALL CONSIST OF TEN MEMBERS AS FOLLOWS: (A) THE COMMISSIONER OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES; (B) FOUR MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR, OF WHOM: EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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