|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to codes|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to codes|
senate Bill S647
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
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- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
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S647 - Details
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
BILL NUMBER:S647 TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE: This bill gives a crime victim access to information about the status of the case in which he was involved, and the right to participate in the judicial proceedings of a juvenile offender. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: o Section 1.20 of the criminal procedure law is amended by adding a new subdivision 44 which reads: "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. o A new article 235 is added to the Criminal Procedure Law, entitling a victim of a crime to certain information on the status of the case. This information includes the plea the accused has entered, the trial date assigned to the accused, whether the case has been transferred to another court, and the general status of the case The prosecutor
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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