assembly Bill A4238

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Relates to granting certain individuals youthful offender status or young adult offender status; repealer

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Feb 13, 2023 referred to codes


A4238 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Criminal Procedure Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §720.15 sub 3, amd CP L, generally; amd §§60.00, 60.02, 80.00 & 80.05, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: A8381
2021-2022: A3536, S5749

A4238 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to granting certain individuals youthful offender status; adds a new category of individuals eligible for young adult offender status; provides for process and sentencing requirements related to such statuses.

A4238 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
                             February 13, 2023
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  O'DONNELL  --  read once and referred to the
   Committee on Codes
 AN ACT to amend the  criminal  procedure  law  and  the  penal  law,  in
   relation  to granting certain individuals youthful offender status; to
   add a new category of individuals eligible for  young  adult  offender
   status; and to repeal certain provisions of the criminal procedure law
   relating thereto
   Section 1. Section 720.10 of the criminal procedure law, as  added  by
 chapter 981 of the laws of 1971, subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 411
 of the laws of 1979, subdivision 2 as amended by chapter 416 of the laws
 of 1986, paragraph (a) of subdivision 2 as amended by chapter 316 of the
 laws  of  2006,  subdivision  3 as amended by chapter 264 of the laws of
 2003, and subdivisions 4, 5 and 6 as renumbered by chapter  481  of  the
 laws of 1978, is amended to read as follows:
 § 720.10 Youthful offender procedure; definition of terms.
   As  used in this article, the following terms have the following mean-
   1. "Youth" means a person charged with a crime alleged  to  have  been
 committed  when  he  OR SHE was at least sixteen years old and less than
 nineteen years old or a person charged with being a juvenile offender as
 defined in subdivision forty-two of section 1.20 of this chapter.
   2. "Eligible youth" means a youth who is eligible to be found a youth-
 ful offender. Every youth is so eligible unless:
   (a) the conviction to be replaced by a youthful  offender  finding  is
 for  (i)  a  class A-I or class A-II felony, or (ii) [an armed felony as
 defined in subdivision forty-one of section 1.20, except as provided  in
 subdivision  three,  or (iii)] rape in the first degree, criminal sexual
 act in the first degree, or aggravated sexual abuse, except as  provided
 in subdivision three, or

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