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SECTION 310.30
Jury deliberation; request for information
Criminal Procedure (CPL) CHAPTER 11-A, PART 2, TITLE J, ARTICLE 310
§ 310.30 Jury deliberation; request for information.

At any time during its deliberation, the jury may request the court
for further instruction or information with respect to the law, with
respect to the content or substance of any trial evidence, or with
respect to any other matter pertinent to the jury's consideration of the
case. Upon such a request, the court must direct that the jury be
returned to the courtroom and, after notice to both the people and
counsel for the defendant, and in the presence of the defendant, must
give such requested information or instruction as the court deems
proper. With the consent of the parties and upon the request of the jury
for further instruction with respect to a statute, the court may also
give to the jury copies of the text of any statute which, in its
discretion, the court deems proper.