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SECTION 310.40
Verdict; rendition thereof
Criminal Procedure (CPL) CHAPTER 11-A, PART 2, TITLE J, ARTICLE 310
§ 310.40 Verdict; rendition thereof.

1. The verdict must be rendered and announced by the foreperson of the
jury in the courtroom in the presence of the court, a prosecutor, the
defendant's counsel and the defendant; provided, however, that where the
foreperson refuses or is unable to render and announce the verdict, the
court may designate another member of the jury to do so.

2. Before rendering and announcing the verdict, the foreperson of the
jury, or such other member of the jury as may be designated by the court
pursuant to subdivision one, must be asked whether the jury has agreed
upon a verdict and must answer in the affirmative.