assembly Bill A2321

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires notice of risk of deportation of non-citizens, prior to accepting plea to a misdemeanor or violation

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to codes
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A2321 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2341
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Criminal Procedure Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §340.20, CP L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A4963, S4399
2011-2012: A4417, S632
2013-2014: A2345, S216
2015-2016: A754, S1353
2017-2018: A643, S2026, S7103
2021-2022: A1481, A9877, S2903
2023-2024: A3057

A2321 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires courts, prior to accepting a plea to a misdemeanor or violation, to provide notice to the defendant that such plea and the acceptance thereof could result in deportation, removal from the United States, exclusion from the United States or denial of citizenship, if the defendant is not a citizen of the United States.

A2321 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2321

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 22, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. RODRIGUEZ, BLAKE, CRESPO, BARRON, COLTON, MOSLEY,
  DAVILA,  DILAN,  HYNDMAN, GOTTFRIED, WALKER, DE LA ROSA -- Multi-Spon-
  sored by -- M. of A. COOK, PERRY -- read  once  and  referred  to  the
  Committee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the criminal procedure law, in relation to requiring the
  court,  prior  to  accepting  a plea to a misdemeanor or violation, to
  advise the defendant of the risk of deportation if he or she is not  a
  citizen

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

  Section 1. Section 340.20 of the criminal procedure law is amended  by
adding a new subdivision 5 to read as follows:
  5.  PRIOR  TO  ACCEPTING  A  DEFENDANT'S  PLEA OF GUILTY TO A COUNT OR
COUNTS OF AN INFORMATION, AS  DEFINED  BY  SUBDIVISION  ONE  OF  SECTION
340.10  OF  THIS ARTICLE, CHARGING A MISDEMEANOR, AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVI-
SION TWO OF SECTION 55.10 OF THE PENAL LAW, OR A VIOLATION,  AS  DEFINED
BY  SUBDIVISION THREE OF SECTION 55.10 OF THE PENAL LAW, THE COURT SHALL
ADVISE THE DEFENDANT THAT IF THE DEFENDANT  IS  NOT  A  CITIZEN  OF  THE
UNITED STATES, THE DEFENDANT'S PLEA OF GUILTY AND THE COURT'S ACCEPTANCE
THEREOF  MAY RESULT IN THE DEFENDANT'S DEPORTATION OR REMOVAL, EXCLUSION
FROM ADMISSION TO THE UNITED STATES OR DENIAL OF NATURALIZATION PURSUANT
TO THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES. IN ADDITION, THE COURT SHALL, PRIOR TO
ACCEPTING SUCH PLEA, ADVISE THE DEFENDANT THAT, IF THE DEFENDANT IS  NOT
A  CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES AND IS OR BECOMES THE SUBJECT OF A FINAL
ORDER OF REMOVAL ISSUED BY THE UNITED  STATES  IMMIGRATION  AND  CUSTOMS
ENFORCEMENT,  THE  DEFENDANT MAY BE RELEASED TO THE CUSTODY OF THE IMMI-
GRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT FOR REMOVAL PURPOSES AS A RESULT OF  THE
DEFENDANT'S  PLEA  OF GUILTY.  THE COURT SHALL, CONTEMPORANEOUS WITH THE
PLEA, AFFIRM ON THE RECORD OR IN A WRITING THAT THE DEFENDANT  HAS  BEEN
GIVEN THE NOTICE REQUIRED BY THIS SUBDIVISION.
  §  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
have become a law.

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