|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 11, 2022||referred to judiciary|
delivered to assembly
|Mar 03, 2022||advanced to third reading|
|Mar 02, 2022||2nd report cal.|
|Mar 01, 2022||1st report cal.574|
|Jan 05, 2022||referred to judiciary|
|Feb 01, 2021||referred to judiciary|
senate Bill S3960
Current Bill Status - Passed Senate
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S3960 (ACTIVE) - Details
S3960 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S3960 SPONSOR: KENNEDY TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the judiciary law, in relation to requiring the office of court administration to study racial disparities in jury selection pools and juror selection PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To study the causes and effects of racial and ethnic disparities in jury selection pools and juror selection SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section one establishes the scope of the study. This section states the purpose of the study and allows the office of Court Administration to seek the advice of experts in fields related to mitigating and eliminat- ing racial and ethnic disparities. This section also sets the reporting requirements for the study.
S3960 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3960 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 1, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary AN ACT to amend the judiciary law, in relation to requiring the office of court administration to study racial disparities in jury selection pools and juror selection THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The judiciary law is amended by adding a new section 529 to read as follows: § 529. JURY POOL AND JURY SELECTION DEMOGRAPHICS STUDY. 1. THE OFFICE OF COURT ADMINISTRATION SHALL CONDUCT A STUDY ON THE CAUSES AND EFFECTS OF RACIAL AND ETHNIC DISPARITIES IN JURY SELECTION POOLS AND JUROR SELECTION. THE PURPOSE OF THE STUDY SHALL BE TO: (A) IDENTIFY STATEWIDE AND REGIONAL RATIOS OF THE RACIAL AND ETHNIC MAKEUP OF JURY SELECTION POOLS, AND RACIAL AND ETHNIC DISPARITIES IN JUROR SELECTION; (B) REVIEW THE EXTENT TO WHICH RACIAL AND ETHNIC DISPARITIES IN JURY SELECTION POOLS AND JUROR SELECTION AFFECT THE OUTCOME OF CASES; AND (C) IDENTIFY WAYS TO REDUCE OR ELIMINATE RACIAL AND ETHNIC DISPARITIES IN JURY SELECTION POOLS AND JUROR SELECTION. 2. IN CONDUCTING THE STUDY, THE OFFICE OF COURT ADMINISTRATION MAY SEEK THE ADVICE OF PERSONS SPECIALIZING IN FIELDS RELATED TO MITIGATING AND ELIMINATING RACIAL AND ETHNIC DISPARITIES. 3. WITHIN ONE YEAR AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION, THE OFFICE OF COURT ADMINISTRATION SHALL PREPARE AND SUBMIT TO THE GOVERNOR, THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY, THE MINORITY LEADER OF THE SENATE AND THE MINORITY LEADER OF THE ASSEMBLY A REPORT CONTAINING THE STUDY'S FINDINGS CONCERNING THE CAUSES AND EFFECTS OF RACIAL AND ETHNIC DISPARITIES IN JURY SELECTION POOLS AND JUROR SELECTION AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR LEGISLATIVE OR OTHER ACTIONS THAT CAN EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD07798-01-1
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