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Bill S4928-2013

Provides Queens county with jurisdiction for cases arising from Rikers Island facilities

Provides Queens county with jurisdiction for cases arising from Rikers Island facilities.

Details

Actions

  • Jun 14, 2013: returned to senate
  • Jun 14, 2013: RECALLED FROM ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 5, 2013: referred to codes
  • Jun 5, 2013: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 5, 2013: PASSED SENATE
  • Jun 3, 2013: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • May 30, 2013: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • May 29, 2013: 1ST REPORT CAL.783
  • May 1, 2013: REFERRED TO CODES

Meetings

Calendars

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Codes - May 29, 2013
Ayes (14): Nozzolio, Boyle, DeFrancisco, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gallivan, Golden, Lanza, O'Mara, Squadron, Espaillat, Hoylman, O'Brien, Krueger
Ayes W/R (1): Perkins

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S4928

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the criminal procedure law, in relation to providing jurisdiction to Queens county for cases arising from Rikers Island facilities

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section one amends the criminal procedure law by adding a new paragraph n, to subdivision 4 of section 20.40 that reads:

(n) An offense committed at Rikers Island facilities shall be prosecuted by Queens county.

Section two makes the bill take effective immediately.

JUSTIFICATION: This bill will provide cost savings and management efficiencies for New York City as all crimes will be handled in the nearby Queens courts. This change will eliminate the need to drive inmates to the Bronx for prosecution which is considerably farther from Rikers.

Additionally, since the opening of the Francis Buono bridge, Rikers island is only accessible by the public through Queens county.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4928 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE May 1, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. NOZZOLIO -- 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 providing jurisdiction to Queens county for cases arising from Rikers Island facilities THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 4 of section 20.40 of the criminal procedure is amended by adding a new paragraph (n) to read as follows: (N) AN OFFENSE COMMITTED AT RIKERS ISLAND FACILITIES SHALL BE PROSE- CUTED BY QUEENS COUNTY. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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