Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 10, 2018||
referred to codes
Senate Bill S8692
2017-2018 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Codes Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2017-S8692 (ACTIVE) - Details
2017-S8692 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Requires a court to advise a defendant that if he or she is an alien and he or she is convicted of a crime, whether by plea or trial, such conviction may result in his or her deportation; allows a withdrawal of a plea of guilty by an alien if such alien is threatened with deportation and such alien is not so advised of such threat of deportation.
2017-S8692 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8692 SPONSOR: SEPULVEDA TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the criminal procedure law, in relation to requiring an advisement by the court regarding the possible consequences to an alien of the acceptance of a plea of guilty to a crime under state law PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Requires that an alien who is a defendant in the criminal justice system be warned that the acceptance of a guilty plea may be grounds for depor- tation, exclusion from admission to the United States, or denial of naturalization. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1. Legislative Findings and Declaration Section 2. Amends the Criminal Procedure Law, Section 170.10 subdivision
2017-S8692 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8692 I N S E N A T E May 10, 2018 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SEPULVEDA -- 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 requiring an advisement by the court regarding the possible consequences to an alien of the acceptance of a plea of guilty to a crime under state law THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative finding and declaration. The legislature finds and declares that in many instances involving an individual who is not a citizen of the United States charged with an offense punishable as a crime under state law, a plea of guilty is entered without the defend- ant knowing that a conviction of such offense is grounds for deporta- tion, exclusion from admission to the United States, or denial of natur- alization pursuant to the laws of the United States. Therefore, it is the intent of the legislature by enacting this act to promote fairness to such accused individuals by requiring in such cases that acceptance of a guilty plea be preceded by an appropriate warning of the special consequences for such a defendant which may result from the plea. It is also the intent of the legislature that the court in such cases shall grant the defendant a reasonable amount of time to negotiate with the prosecutor in the event the defendant or the defendant's counsel was unaware of the possibility of deportation, exclusion from admission to the United States, or denial of naturalization as a result of conviction. It is further the intent of the legislature that at the time of the plea no defendant shall be required to disclose his or her legal status to the court. § 2. Subdivision 4 of section 170.10 of the criminal procedure law is amended by adding two new paragraphs (f) and (g) to read as follows: (F) WHERE THE ACCUSATORY INSTRUMENT IS AN INFORMATION, A PROSECUTOR'S INFORMATION OR A MISDEMEANOR COMPLAINT, BEFORE ACCEPTING A PLEA OF GUIL- TY TO ANY OFFENSE PUNISHABLE AS A CRIME UNDER STATE LAW, THE COURT SHALL ADDRESS THE DEFENDANT PERSONALLY IN OPEN COURT, ON THE RECORD, UNDER OATH, INFORMING HIM OR HER OF AND DETERMINING THAT HE OR SHE UNDERSTANDS THE FOLLOWING: "IF YOU ARE NOT A CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES, YOU ARE EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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