senate Bill S8666

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to vacating certain records for misdemeanor marihuana convictions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 23, 2020 ordered to third reading rules cal.353
substituted for a10339
Jul 22, 2020 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jul 21, 2020 ordered to third reading cal.867
Jul 20, 2020 reported and committed to rules
Jul 17, 2020 committee discharged and committed to codes
Jul 02, 2020 referred to rules


S8666 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Criminal Procedure Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §160.50, CP L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:

S8666 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Vacates certain records for misdemeanor marihuana convictions.

S8666 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8666 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            I N  S E N A T E

                              July 2, 2020

Introduced  by Sen. BENJAMIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the criminal procedure  law,  in  relation  to  vacating
  certain records for misdemeanor marihuana convictions


  Section 1. Subparagraph (i) of  paragraph  (k)  of  subdivision  3  of
section  160.50 of the criminal procedure law, as amended by chapter 132
of the laws of 2019, is amended to read as follows:
  (i) The conviction was for a violation of article two  hundred  twenty
or  section 240.36 of the penal law prior to the effective date of arti-
cle two hundred twenty-one of the penal law,  and  the  sole  controlled
substance  involved  was  marihuana  and  the  conviction was only for a
[violation or violations] MISDEMEANOR AND/OR VIOLATION; or
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately, provided,  however,  that
the  expungement  of  marihuana  convictions under section 160.50 of the
criminal procedure law, added by the amendment in section  one  of  this
act,  shall occur promptly and in any event no later than one year after
the effective date of this act.

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


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