Bill S3720-2013

Provides that where the court determines that there is relevant admissible evidence containing deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), such evidence shall be admitted

Provides that where the court determines that there is relevant admissible evidence containing deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), such evidence shall be admitted.

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  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO CODES
  • Feb 12, 2013: REFERRED TO CODES

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BILL NUMBER:S3720

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the criminal procedure law, in relation to evidence containing deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)

PURPOSE: This bill provides that where the court determines that there is relevant admissible evidence containing deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), such evidence shall be admitted.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Adds a new section 60.77 to the criminal procedure law to provide that where the court determines that there is relevant admissible evidence containing deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), such evidence shall be admitted.

JUSTIFICATION: Perhaps the most significant advance in criminal investigation since fingerprint identification is the use of DNA technology to help convict criminals or eliminate persons as potential suspects. DNA analyses can be reliably used to link criminals to crimes. Increasingly accepted during the past 10 years, DNA technology is now widely used by police, prosecutors, defense counsel, and courts in the United States. DNA technology has progressed to the point where the admissibility of properly collected and analyzed data should not be in doubt. This bill seeks to ensure that such admissible evidence will be admitted and considered during trial.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.3212 of 2011/12, Senate Codes Committee.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have become a law.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3720 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE February 12, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. MARCELLINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes AN ACT to amend the criminal procedure law, in relation to evidence containing deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The criminal procedure law is amended by adding a new section 60.77 to read as follows: S 60.77 RULES OF EVIDENCE; DEOXYRIBONUCLEIC ACID (DNA). IN ANY PROSECUTION WHERE THE COURT DETERMINES THAT THERE IS RELEVANT ADMISSIBLE EVIDENCE CONTAINING DEOXYRIBONUCLEIC ACID (DNA), SUCH EVIDENCE SHALL BE ADMITTED. S 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have become a law.

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