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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to codes|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to codes|
senate Bill S643
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S643 - Details
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
BILL NUMBER:S643 TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To recognize the legitimate rights and interests of crime victims to be notified and kept informed of court proceedings and certain other criminal justice agency actions which follow victimization. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 440.50 of the criminal procedure law is REPEALED. Part 3 of the criminal procedure law is amended by adding a new title V to create the Victim Notification Act. It sets up a mechanism for developing a victim notification form which would contain information about the crime victim, the crime itself, the adverse effects suffered by the victim and how the victim can be reached for notification purposes. If a victim elects to file a victim notice form and therein indicates
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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