|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 03, 2014||referred to codes|
senate Bill S6524
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
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S6524 - Details
S6524 - Summary
Increases the age of a person from nineteen to twenty-two to be deemed a youth for youthful offender status.
S6524 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6524 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the criminal procedure law, in relation to increasing the age of a person deemed a youth for youthful offender status PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would change the age of eligibility for youthful offenders, making older teenagers and those who were twenty or twenty-one at the time the crime was committed eligible for youthful offender treatment. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section one of the bill amends subdivision one of Criminal Procedure Law section 720.10 by changing the upper age of eligibility for youthful offender treatment from less than nineteen" to "less than twenty-two." Section 2 is the effective date, which is 60 days after the bill shall have become a law. JUSTIFICATION: As the United States Supreme Court recognized in Roger v. Simms, 543 U.S. 551 (2005), adolescents and teenagers differ significantly from
S6524 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6524 I N S E N A T E February 3, 2014 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MONTGOMERY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes AN ACT to amend the criminal procedure law, in relation to increasing the age of a person deemed a youth for youthful offender status THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 720.10 of the criminal procedure law, as amended by chapter 411 of the laws of 1979, is amended to read as follows: 1. "Youth" means a person charged with a crime alleged to have been committed when he was at least sixteen years old and less than [nine- teen] TWENTY-TWO years old or a person charged with being a juvenile offender as defined in subdivision forty-two of section 1.20 of this chapter. S 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall have become a law. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01673-01-3
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