senate Bill S4754

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Allows for electronic court appearance in any county of the state, except an appearance at a hearing or trial

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2019 committed to rules
May 22, 2019 advanced to third reading
May 21, 2019 2nd report cal.
May 20, 2019 1st report cal.811
Mar 22, 2019 referred to codes

Votes

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May 20, 2019 - Codes committee Vote

S4754
13
0
committee
13
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Codes Committee Vote: May 20, 2019

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S4754 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Criminal Procedure Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §182.20, CP L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S6019
2013-2014: S3870
2015-2016: S2723
2017-2018: S2729

S4754 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for electronic court appearance in a criminal action, anywhere in the state, at the discretion of the court having jurisdiction of the defendant; provides that the defendant must, after consultation with counsel, consent on the record; provides that the chief administrator of the courts must first approve the use of such electronic appearance.

S4754 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4754 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4754

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 22, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  GRIFFO,  RANZENHOFER,  RITCHIE  -- 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 electronic
  court appearance statewide

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision 1 of section 182.20 of the criminal procedure
law, as amended by chapter 332 of the laws of 2009, is amended  to  read
as follows:
  1.  Notwithstanding  any other provision of law and except as provided
in section 182.30 of this article, the court,  in  its  discretion,  may
dispense  with  the  personal  appearance  of  the  defendant, except an
appearance at a hearing or trial, and conduct an  electronic  appearance
in  connection with a criminal action [pending in Albany, Bronx, Broome,
Erie, Kings, New  York,  Niagara,  Oneida,  Onondaga,  Ontario,  Orange,
Putnam,  Queens, Richmond, St. Lawrence, Tompkins, Chautauqua, Cattarau-
gus,  Clinton,  Essex,  Montgomery,  Rensselaer,  Warren,   Westchester,
Suffolk,  Herkimer or Franklin county], provided that the chief adminis-
trator of the courts has authorized the use of electronic appearance and
the defendant, after consultation with counsel, consents on the  record.
Such  consent  shall  be required at the commencement of each electronic
appearance to such electronic appearance.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately, provided,  however,  that
the  amendment to subdivision 1 of section 182.20 of the criminal proce-
dure law made by section one of this act shall not affect the repeal  of
such section and shall be deemed repealed therewith.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10844-01-9

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