senate Bill S2993

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Permits at the discretion of the court certain members of the victim's family to read statements in court during the sentencing of a defendant

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 11, 2016 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 30, 2016 advanced to third reading
Mar 29, 2016 2nd report cal.
Mar 28, 2016 1st report cal.477
Jan 06, 2016 referred to codes
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 10, 2015 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 08, 2015 advanced to third reading
Jun 03, 2015 2nd report cal.
Jun 02, 2015 1st report cal.1299
Feb 02, 2015 referred to codes

Votes

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Mar 28, 2016 - Codes committee Vote

S2993
15
1
committee
15
Aye
1
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 2, 2015 - Codes committee Vote

S2993
13
1
committee
13
Aye
1
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Codes Committee Vote: Jun 2, 2015

nay (1)
aye wr (1)

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S2993 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Criminal Procedure Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง380.50, CP L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S3408
2011-2012: S751
2013-2014: S3082
2017-2018: S537
2019-2020: S898, S4774

S2993 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Permits at the discretion of the court certain members of the deceased victim's family to read statements in court during the sentencing of a defendant, rather than allowing only a single member of the victim's family to read a statement in court, upon consultation with counsel for the defendant and the people.

S2993 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2993 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2993

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 2, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. YOUNG, BONACIC, DeFRANCISCO, LARKIN, O'MARA, RANZEN-
  HOFER  --  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 permitting at
  the discretion of the court certain family members of a victim who  is
  deceased  to  read  statements  in  court  during  the sentencing of a
  defendant

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

  Section 1. Subparagraph 2 of paragraph (a) of subdivision 2 of section
380.50  of the criminal procedure law, as separately amended by chapters
173 and 198 of the laws of 1996, is amended to read as follows:
  (2) if such victim is  unable  or  unwilling  to  express  himself  or
herself  before the court or a person so mentally or physically disabled
as to make it impracticable to appear in court in person or  the  victim
is  deceased,  a  member of the family of such victim, EXCEPT THAT WHERE
SUCH VICTIM IS DECEASED AND SURVIVED BY BOTH A SPOUSE AND  A  PARENT  OR
PARENTS,  THE  COURT IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION MAY ALLOW A SPOUSE OR PARENT
OR, UPON CONSULTATION WITH COUNSEL FOR THE  DEFENDANT  AND  THE  PEOPLE,
ALLOW  BOTH  TO  MAKE A STATEMENT ON BEHALF OF SUCH VICTIM, or the legal
guardian or representative of the legal guardian  of  the  victim  where
such  guardian  or  representative  has  personal  knowledge  of  and  a
relationship with the victim, unless the court finds that  it  would  be
inappropriate  for  such person OR PERSONS to make a statement on behalf
of the victim.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03548-02-5

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