senate Bill S554

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Provides for statewide video arraignments; repealer

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 30, 2018 reported and committed to finance
Jan 03, 2018 referred to codes
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 13, 2017 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 05, 2017 ordered to third reading cal.1371
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 04, 2017 referred to codes

Votes

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May 30, 2018 - Codes committee Vote

S554
11
4
committee
11
Aye
4
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Codes Committee Vote: May 30, 2018

excused (1)

Jun 5, 2017 - Rules committee Vote

S554
19
5
committee
19
Aye
5
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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S554 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4581
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Criminal Procedure Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld & add Art 185 §§185.10 - 185.40, CP L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S4681
2011-2012: S837
2013-2014: S2242
2015-2016: S3083, A9264
2019-2020: S1019, S4800, A5190

S554 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that the court may, in its discretion, dispense with the defendant's personal appearance at an arraignment whenever such defendant is being held at a secure location outside the courthouse and conduct an electronic arraignment.

S554 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S554 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   554

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 4, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  YOUNG,  BONACIC,  RANZENHOFER  --  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 the use of
  video monitoring equipment to  conduct  arraignments;  and  to  repeal
  article 185 of such law relating thereto

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

  Section 1. Article 185 of the criminal procedure law is REPEALED and a
new article 185 is added to read as follows:

                               ARTICLE 185
                      ALTERNATE METHOD OF ARRAIGNMENT

SECTION 185.10 DEFINITION OF TERMS.
        185.20 ELECTRONIC ARRAIGNMENT.
        185.30 CONDITIONS AND LIMITATIONS ON ELECTRONIC ARRAIGNMENT.
        185.40 APPROVAL BY THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR OF THE COURTS.

§ 185.10 DEFINITION OF TERMS.
  AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE:
  1. "INDEPENDENT AUDIO-VISUAL SYSTEM" MEANS AN  ELECTRONIC  SYSTEM  FOR
THE TRANSMISSION AND RECEIVING OF AUDIO AND VISUAL SIGNALS, ENCOMPASSING
ENCODED  SIGNALS,  FREQUENCY DOMAIN MULTIPLEXING OR OTHER SUITABLE MEANS
TO PRECLUDE THE UNAUTHORIZED RECEPTION AND DECODING OF  THE  SIGNALS  BY
COMMERCIALLY   AVAILABLE   TELEVISION  RECEIVERS  OR  MONITORS,  CHANNEL
CONVERTERS, OR OTHER AVAILABLE RECEIVING DEVICES.
  2. "ELECTRONIC ARRAIGNMENT" MEANS  AN  ARRAIGNMENT  IN  WHICH  VARIOUS
PARTICIPANTS, INCLUDING THE DEFENDANT, ARE NOT PERSONALLY PRESENT IN THE
COURT  BUT  IN  WHICH ALL OF THE PARTICIPANTS ARE SIMULTANEOUSLY ABLE TO

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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