assembly Bill A9539

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Allows for the admission of a defendant's previous declarations or statements when the crime committed is a hate crime

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Jan 24, 2020 referred to codes

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A9539 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7200
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Criminal Procedure Law
Laws Affected:
Add §60.77, CP L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A3687, S124

A9539 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Allows for the admission of a defendant's previous declarations or statements when the crime committed is a hate crime.

A9539 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  9539

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 24, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. LAVINE -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Codes

AN ACT to amend the criminal procedure law, in relation to the admission
  of  a  defendant's  previous declarations or statements when the crime
  committed is a hate crime

  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 60.77 to read as follows:
§ 60.77 RULES OF EVIDENCE; PREVIOUS DECLARATIONS  AND  STATEMENTS;  HATE
          CRIMES.
  EVIDENCE  OF  A DEFENDANT'S PREVIOUS DECLARATIONS OR STATEMENTS MAY BE
ADMITTED TO SHOW THE DEFENDANT INTENTIONALLY COMMITTED THE ACT  OR  ACTS
CONSTITUTING  A  HATE CRIME AS SET FORTH IN ARTICLE FOUR HUNDRED EIGHTY-
FIVE OF THE PENAL LAW IN WHOLE OR  IN  SUBSTANTIAL  PART  BECAUSE  OF  A
BELIEF  OR PERCEPTION REGARDING THE RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, ANCES-
TRY, GENDER, GENDER IDENTITY OR EXPRESSION,  RELIGION,  RELIGIOUS  PRAC-
TICE,  AGE, DISABILITY OR SEXUAL ORIENTATION OF A PERSON, SUBJECT TO THE
EVIDENTIARY RULES GOVERNING CRIMINAL TRIALS SET FORTH IN THIS TITLE.
  § 2. This act shall take effect on the first on November next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14719-02-0