senate Bill S643

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Creates the victim notification act to provide information relating to the criminal justice system; repealer

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to codes
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S643 - Details

Law Section:
Criminal Procedure Law
Laws Affected:
Add Part III Title V Art 740 §§740.10 - 740.25, rpld §440.50, CP L; amd §§259-i & 646-a, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1785A
2009-2010: S1734

S643 - Summary

Enacts the victim notification act to provide crime victims with the right of notification of the criminal justice process and other matters affecting their interests as a crime victim; enacts procedures to implement such right and details the specific information to be made available to the crime victim; requires police officers and district attorneys or employees of district attorneys to provide victims to the best of their ability with information about financial and social services assistance available.

S643 - Sponsor Memo

S643 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   643

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the criminal procedure law and  the  executive  law,  in
  relation  to  procedures for providing victim notification of criminal
  justice processes affecting the interests  of  crime  victims  and  to
  repeal section 440.50 of the criminal procedure law relating thereto

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

  Section 1. Section 440.50 of the criminal procedure law is REPEALED.
  S 2. Part 3 of the criminal procedure law is amended by adding  a  new
title V to read as follows:
                     TITLE V--VICTIM NOTIFICATION ACT
                    ARTICLE 740--VICTIM NOTIFICATION
SECTION 740.10 DEFINITION OF TERMS.
        740.15 ISSUANCE AND FILING OF VICTIM NOTICES.
        740.20 NOTIFICATION OF VICTIM.
        740.25 VICTIM  FINANCIAL  AND  SOCIAL  SERVICES  ASSISTANCE  IN-
                 FORMATION.
S 740.10  DEFINITION OF TERMS.
  AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE, THE FOLLOWING TERMS HAVE THE FOLLOWING  MEAN-
INGS:
  1.  "CRIME"  MEANS CONDUCT DEFINED AS A FELONY OR A MISDEMEANOR IN THE
PENAL LAW.
  2. "VICTIM" MEANS A PERSON WHO, AS A RESULT OF A CRIME, HAS SUFFERED A
DIRECT ADVERSE EFFECT CONSISTING OF:    DEATH,  PHYSICAL  INJURY,  RAPE,
SODOMY, SEXUAL ABUSE OR LOSS OF PROPERTY.
  3. "FAMILY MEMBER" MEANS (A) ANY PERSON RELATED TO A VICTIM WITHIN THE
THIRD DEGREE OF CONSANGUINITY OR AFFINITY, OR (B) ANY PERSON RESIDING IN
THE SAME HOUSEHOLD WITH A VICTIM.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03592-01-3

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