Senate Bill S5502

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Relates to victims assistance

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Crime Victims, Crime And Correction Committee


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

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2023-S5502 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4199
Current Committee:
Senate Crime Victims, Crime And Correction
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §646-a, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S9397, A10342

2023-S5502 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides additional crime victims' rights; requires certain notifications.

2023-S5502 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2023-S5502 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5502
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               March 6, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. SCARCELLA-SPANTON -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Crime  Victims,
   Crime and Correction
 
 AN  ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to certain notifications
   and the rights of crime victims

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. Section 646-a of the executive law, as added by chapter 67
 of the laws of 1994, subdivisions 1, 3 and 4 as amended by section 35 of
 part A-1 of chapter 56 of the laws of 2010, and paragraph (g) of  subdi-
 vision 2 as added by chapter 186 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read
 as follows:
   § 646-a. Information   relative   to  the  fair  treatment  standards;
 pamphlet.   1. The district attorney OR  THE  COURT  shall  provide  the
 victim,  PARENT  OR GUARDIAN OF A MINOR, OR A SURVIVING FAMILY MEMBER IN
 THE CASE OF HOMICIDE, at the TIME OF SENTENCING OR AT THE earliest  time
 possible,  with  an informational pamphlet detailing the rights of crime
 victims which shall be prepared by  the  division  of  criminal  justice
 services  in  consultation  with  the  director  of the office of victim
 services AND THE OFFICE OF VICTIM ASSISTANCE, and  distributed  to  each
 district attorney's office.
   2.  The  pamphlet shall summarize provisions of this article. It shall
 also include specific information with appropriate statutory  references
 on the following:
   (a) the rights of crime victims to compensation and services;
   (b)  the  rights  of crime victims to routine notification of judicial
 proceedings relating to their case as provided in  section  six  hundred
 forty-one  of  this article, in section 330.20, [and] section 440.50 AND
 SECTION 380.50 of the criminal procedure law [and  section  one  hundred
 forty-nine-a of the correction law];

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02597-01-3
 S. 5502                             2
              

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