senate Bill S7913

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to petition for expungement of records for certain marihuana convictions

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Jun 18, 2014 referred to rules

S7913 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Criminal Procedure Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง440.75, CP L

S7913 - Summary

Relates to petition for expungement of records for certain marihuana convictions.

S7913 - Sponsor Memo

S7913 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7913

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 18, 2014
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the criminal procedure law, in relation to petition  for
  expungement of records for certain marihuana convictions

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

  Section 1. The criminal procedure law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
section 440.75 to read as follows:
S 440.75 PETITION  FOR  EXPUNGEMENT  OF  RECORDS  FOR  CERTAIN MARIHUANA
           CONVICTIONS.
  1. ANY PERSON WHO HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY CONVICTED OF CRIMINAL POSSESSION
OF MARIHUANA IN THE FIFTH DEGREE AS DEFINED IN  SECTION  221.10  OF  THE
PENAL  LAW  AND  WHO  HAS  NOT BEEN CONVICTED OF ANY PRIOR OR SUBSEQUENT
OFFENSE IN THIS STATE, ANOTHER STATE, OR BY THE UNITED STATES MAY, AFTER
THE EXPIRATION OF A PERIOD OF TWO YEARS FROM THE  DATE  OF  HIS  OR  HER
PREVIOUS  CONVICTION,  SATISFACTORY  COMPLETION OF HIS OR HER PROBATION,
PAROLE, SUPERVISED RELEASE AND PAID ANY  FINES  IMPOSED  OR  RESTITUTION
ORDERED,  WHICHEVER  IS  LATER,  MAY  PRESENT A VERIFIED PETITION TO THE
CRIMINAL TERM OF THE SUPREME COURT IN THE COUNTY OF  CONVICTION  OR  THE
COUNTY  COURT  IN  THE  COUNTY  OF CONVICTION SEEKING AN ORDER THAT SUCH
CONVICTION  AND  ALL  RECORDS  AND  INFORMATION  PERTAINING  THERETO  BE
EXPUNGED.
  2.  (A) A COPY OF THE PETITION FOR EXPUNGEMENT TOGETHER WITH A COPY OF
ALL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS SHALL BE SERVED UPON:
  (I) THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY SERVING THE COUNTY OF CONVICTION;
  (II) THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE STATE POLICE AND THE POLICE  DEPARTMENT
IN THE JURISDICTION OF CONVICTION; AND
  (III)  THE JUDGE OR JUSTICE WHO IMPOSED SENTENCE OR IF NOT SERVING THE
ADMINISTRATIVE OR  SUPERVISING  JUDGE  IN  THE  JURISDICTION  WHERE  THE
CONVICTION WAS ENTERED.
  (B)  WITHIN  NINETY DAYS OF THE FILING OF THE PETITION, IF THERE IS NO
OBJECTION FROM THE LAW  ENFORCEMENT  AGENCIES  NOTIFIED  OR  FROM  THOSE
OFFICES  OR  AGENCIES  REQUIRED  TO  BE SERVED AND THE PETITIONER IS NOT
DISQUALIFIED FROM OBTAINING AN ORDER OF EXPUNGEMENT, THE COURT MAY GRANT

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

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