senate Bill S674

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to confidentiality of records in proceedings to vacate convictions for offenses resulting from sex trafficking, labor trafficking and compelling prostitution

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A459 - Signed by Governor

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Nov 16, 2021 signed chap.629
delivered to governor
May 25, 2021 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.385
substituted for s674
May 25, 2021 substituted by a459
Feb 24, 2021 advanced to third reading
Feb 23, 2021 2nd report cal.
Feb 22, 2021 1st report cal.385
Jan 06, 2021 referred to codes


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S674 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Criminal Procedure Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §440.10, CP L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S4981, A6983

S674 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to proceedings to vacate convictions for offenses resulting from sex trafficking, labor trafficking and compelling prostitution and provides for confidentiality of records of such proceedings.

S674 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S674 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                              January 6, 2021
 Introduced  by  Sen.  RAMOS  -- 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  vacating
   convictions  for  offenses resulting from sex trafficking, labor traf-
   ficking and compelling prostitution
   Section  1.  Legislative intent. The purpose of this legislation is to
 strengthen protection for the victims of sex  trafficking,  labor  traf-
 ficking,  compelling  prostitution  and  trafficking in persons, who are
 convicted of a range of offenses as a  result  of  that  trafficking  or
 compelling. New York's landmark law offering the vacating of convictions
 for prostitution-related offenses that were a result of this trafficking
 has  been  the  model for laws in more than half of the states. However,
 several states wisely offer this relief to victims who may be  compelled
 to  participate in other offenses as well. This legislation would follow
 that example.
   § 2. Paragraph (i) of subdivision 1 of section 440.10 of the  criminal
 procedure  law,  as amended by section 3 of part OO of chapter 55 of the
 laws of 2019 and subparagraph (ii) of paragraph (i) of subdivision 1  as
 amended  by  chapter  131  of  the  laws  of 2019, is amended to read as
   (i) The judgment is a conviction where [the arresting charge was under
 section 240.37 (loitering for the purpose of engaging in a  prostitution
 offense, provided that the defendant was not alleged to be loitering for
 the  purpose of patronizing a person for prostitution or promoting pros-
 titution) or 230.00 (prostitution) or 230.03 (prostitution in  a  school
 zone)  of  the  penal  law,  and]  the  defendant's participation in the
 offense was a result of having been a victim of  sex  trafficking  under
 section  230.34  of  the  penal  law,  sex  trafficking of a child under
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets


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