senate Bill S647

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Permits access by a victim to the proceedings of a juvenile offender

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to codes
Jan 09, 2013 referred to codes

S647 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5326
Law Section:
Criminal Procedure Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1.20, add Art 235 §235.10, CP L; add §340.3, Fam Ct Act
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1782, A4944
2009-2010: S1553, A3897

S647 - Summary

Permits access to a crime victim to information about status of case he or she was involved in and the right to participate in the proceedings of a juvenile offender.

S647 - Sponsor Memo

S647 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   647

                       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 family court act,  in
  relation  to  a  victim's  right  of  access to information in certain
  proceedings

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

  Section  1.  Section  1.20 of the criminal procedure law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 44 to read as follows:
  44. "VICTIM" MEANS A PERSON AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION SEVEN OF SECTION
10.00 OF THE PENAL LAW ALLEGED TO  HAVE  SUSTAINED  PHYSICAL  INJURY  TO
PERSON  OR  FINANCIAL DAMAGE TO PROPERTY AS A DIRECT RESULT OF THE CRIME
OR CRIMES CHARGED IN AN ACCUSATORY INSTRUMENT.
  S 2. The criminal procedure law is amended by adding a new article 235
to read as follows:
                                ARTICLE 235
                      VICTIM'S RIGHT TO DISCLOSURE
                      OF THE ACCUSED'S CASE STATUS
SECTION 235.10 VICTIM'S RIGHT OF ACCESS.
S 235.10 VICTIM'S RIGHT OF ACCESS.
  1. A VICTIM OF A CRIME MAY OBTAIN UPON  DEMAND  FROM  THE  PROSECUTOR,
INFORMATION CONCERNING THE STATUS OF THE ACCUSED'S CASE FROM THE TIME OF
ARRAIGNMENT TO SENTENCING.
  2. A VICTIM HAS THE RIGHT TO KNOW WHAT PLEA THE ACCUSED HAS ENTERED.
  3.  A  VICTIM  HAS THE RIGHT TO KNOW WHAT TRIAL DATE HAS BEEN ASSIGNED
FOR TRYING THE ACCUSED.
  4. A VICTIM HAS THE RIGHT TO KNOW  IF  THE  ACCUSED'S  CASE  HAS  BEEN
TRANSFERRED  TO  A  COURT  OTHER THAN THE ORIGINAL ONE WHERE THE ACCUSED
ENTERED HIS/HER PLEA.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03591-01-3

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