assembly Bill A7970

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring the video recording of interrogations of juveniles in juvenile delinquency proceedings in family court

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Nov 27, 2020 signed chap.299
Nov 18, 2020 delivered to governor
Jul 21, 2020 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.300
substituted for a7970
Jul 21, 2020 substituted by s6533
Jan 08, 2020 ordered to third reading cal.300
Jun 17, 2019 ordered to third reading rules cal.413
rules report cal.413
reported
Jun 14, 2019 reported referred to rules
Jun 11, 2019 reported referred to ways and means
Jun 04, 2019 reported referred to codes
May 29, 2019 referred to children and families

Votes

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Feb 25, 2020 - Finance committee Vote

S6533
18
2
committee
18
Aye
2
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Feb 4, 2020 - Children and Families committee Vote

S6533
5
1
committee
5
Aye
1
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Feb 4, 2020

nay (1)
aye wr (1)

Jun 19, 2019 - Rules committee Vote

S6533
18
0
committee
18
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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A7970 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6533
Law Section:
Family Court Act
Laws Affected:
Amd §§305.2 & 344.2, Fam Ct Act

A7970 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to requiring the video recording of interrogations of juveniles in juvenile delinquency proceedings in family court.

A7970 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7970

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 29, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. FRONTUS -- (at request of the Office of Court
  Administration) -- read once and referred to the Committee on Children
  and Families

AN ACT to amend the family court act, in relation to video recording  of
  interrogations  of  juveniles  in  juvenile delinquency proceedings in
  family court

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

  Section  1. Subdivision 8 of section 305.2 of the family court act, as
amended by chapter 398 of the laws of 1983, is amended and a new  subdi-
vision 5-a is  added to read as follows:
  5-A.  WHERE  A  CHILD IS SUBJECT TO INTERROGATION AT A FACILITY DESIG-
NATED BY THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR OF THE COURTS AS A SUITABLE  PLACE  FOR
THE  QUESTIONING  OF  JUVENILES  PURSUANT  TO  SUBDIVISION  FOUR OF THIS
SECTION, THE ENTIRE INTERROGATION, INCLUDING THE GIVING OF ANY  REQUIRED
NOTICE  TO  THE  CHILD AS TO HIS OR HER RIGHTS AND THE CHILD'S WAIVER OF
ANY RIGHTS, SHALL BE VIDEO RECORDED IN A MANNER CONSISTENT  WITH  STAND-
ARDS  ESTABLISHED  BY  RULE OF THE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES
PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH (E) OF SUBDIVISION THREE OF SECTION 60.45  OF  THE
CRIMINAL  PROCEDURE LAW. THE INTERROGATION SHALL BE RECORDED IN A MANNER
SUCH THAT THE PERSONS IN THE RECORDING ARE IDENTIFIABLE AND  THE  SPEECH
IS  INTELLIGIBLE.  A COPY OF THE RECORDING SHALL BE SUBJECT TO DISCOVERY
PURSUANT TO SECTION 331.2 OF THIS ARTICLE.
  8. In determining the suitability of questioning and  determining  the
reasonable period of time for questioning such a child, the child's age,
the  presence  or absence of his OR HER parents or other persons legally
responsible for his OR HER care [and], notification pursuant to subdivi-
sion three AND, WHERE THE CHILD HAS  BEEN  INTERROGATED  AT  A  FACILITY
DESIGNATED  BY THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR OF THE COURTS AS A SUITABLE PLACE
FOR THE QUESTIONING OF  JUVENILES,  WHETHER  THE  INTERROGATION  WAS  IN
COMPLIANCE  WITH  THE  VIDEO-RECORDING  AND  DISCLOSURE  REQUIREMENTS OF

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