A01643 Summary:

BILL NO    A01643 

SAME AS    No Same as 

SPONSOR    Pretlow

COSPNSR    

MLTSPNSR   

Amd S673, County L

Provides that if it appears that a death may have resulted from the commission
of a crime, the coroner or medical examiner in any county with geographic
jurisdiction over the crime shall have concurrent jurisdiction and authority to
investigate the death.
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A01643 Actions:

BILL NO    A01643 

01/12/2015 referred to local governments
02/26/2015 reported referred to codes
03/03/2015 reported 
03/05/2015 advanced to third reading cal.70
03/11/2015 passed assembly
03/11/2015 delivered to senate
03/11/2015 REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
01/06/2016 DIED IN SENATE
01/06/2016 RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
01/06/2016 ordered to third reading cal.77
01/26/2016 passed assembly
01/26/2016 delivered to senate
01/26/2016 REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
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A01643 Votes:

A01643 03/11/2015 144/0
AbbateYClarkYGanttERKimYMorelleYRiveraYStecY
AbinantYColtonYGarbariYKolbYMosleyYRobertsYSteckY
ArroyoYCookYGiglioYLalorERMoyaYRobinsoYStirpeY
AubryYCorwinYGjonajYLavineYMurrayYRodriguYTediscoY
BarclayYCrespoYGlickYLawrencYNojayYRosenthYTenneyY
BarrettYCrouchYGoldfedYLentolERNolanYRozicYThieleY
BarronYCurranYGoodellYLiftonYOaksYRussellYTitoneY
BenedetYCusickYGottfriYLinaresYO'DonneYRyanYTitusY
BichottYCymbrowYGrafYLopezYOrtizYSaladinYWalkerY
BlakeYDavilaYGuntherYLupardoYOtisYSantabaYWalterY
BlankenYDenDekkYHawleyYLupinacYPalmesaYScarborYWeinsteY
BorelliYDilanYHevesiYMageeYPalumboYSchimelYWeprinY
BrabeneYDinowitYHikindYMagnareYPaulinYSchimmiYWoernerY
BraunstYDiPietrYHooperYMalliotYPeoplesYSeawrigYWozniakY
BrennanYDupreyYJaffeeYMarkeyERPerryYSepulveYWrightY
BrindisYEnglebrYJean-PiYMayerYPersaudYSilverYZebrowsY
BronsonYFahyYJohnsYMcDonalYPichardYSimanowYMr SpkrY
Brook-KYFarrellYJoynerYMcDonouYPretlowYSimonY
BuchwalYFinchYKaminskYMcKevitYQuartYSimotasY
ButlerYFitzpatYKatzYMcLaughYRaYSkartadY
CahillYFriendYKavanagYMillerERRaiaYSkoufisY
CerettoYGalefYKearnsYMontesaYRamosYSolagesY

A01643 01/26/2016 136/0
AbbateYCookYGiglioYKearnsYMontesaYRichardYStirpeY
AbinantYCorwinYGjonajYKimERMorelleYRiveraYTediscoY
ArroyoYCrespoYGlickYKolbYMosleyYRobinsoYTenneyY
AubryYCrouchYGoldfedYLalorYMoyaYRodriguYThieleY
BarclayYCurranYGoodellYLavineERMurrayYRosenthYTitoneY
BarrettYCusickYGottfriYLawrencYNojayYRozicYTitusY
BarronYCymbrowYGrafYLentolERNolanYRussellYWalkerY
BenedetYDavilaERGuntherYLiftonYOaksYRyanYWalterY
BichottYDenDekkERHarrisYLinaresYO'DonneYSaladinYWeinsteY
BlakeYDilanYHawleyYLopezYOrtizYSantabaYWeprinY
BlankenYDinowitYHevesiYLupardoYOtisYSchimelYWoernerY
BrabeneYDiPietrYHikindYLupinacYPalmesaYSchimmiYWozniakY
BraunstYDupreyYHooperERMageeYPalumboYSeawrigYWrightY
BrennanYEnglebrYHunterYMagnareYPaulinYSepulveYZebrowsY
BrindisYFahyYHyndmanYMalliotYPeoplesYSimanowYMr SpkrY
BronsonYFarrellYJaffeeERMarkeyERPerryYSimonY
BuchwalYFinchYJean-PiYMayerYPichardYSimotasY
ButlerYFitzpatYJohnsYMcDonalYPretlowYSkartadY
CahillYFriendYJoynerYMcDonouYQuartYSkoufisY
CerettoYGalefYKaminskYMcKevitYRaYSolagesY
ClarkERGanttYKatzERMcLaughERRaiaYStecY
ColtonYGarbariYKavanagYMillerYRamosYSteckY

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A01643 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A1643
 
SPONSOR: Pretlow
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the county law, in relation to the jurisdiction of a coroner or medical examiner   PURPOSE OF BILL: Relates to the jurisdiction of a coroner or medical examiner.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: The bill provides that when a death results from a criminal act, the medical examiner or coroner of the county having jurisdiction to prosecute that crime shall have equal authority to investigate that death, even if the crime victim died in another county.   JUSTIFICATION: Under the current County Law, only the coroner or medical examiner of the county where a death has occurred has jurisdic- tion to investigate that death (County Law Section 673 (1)). But in certain locales, crime victims, found near death in one county, will be rushed by police or ambulance to a hospital in an adjoining county, because that hospital is the nearest with adequate trauma facilities. If death results, the homicide will be prosecuted in the original county, although current law gives that county's medical examiner no authority to investigate the death or conduct the autopsy. In sections of Westchester County, for example, seriously injured crime victims will be transported to Jacobi Hospital in the Bronx for emergen- cy treatment. This arrangement is intended to serve the best medical interests of the victim, and should be respected as such. However, if the victim does not survive, the ensuing homicide investigation (and ultimate prosecution) will occur in Westchester County, not Bronx Coun- ty. The County Law should be amended to allow, under these circum- stances, that the Westchester County Medical Examiner (and not just the New York City Medical Examiner) may investigate this victim's death and conduct the appropriate autopsy and analyses. Westchester County's Chief Medical Examiner, Dr. Millard J. Hyland, supports this proposal.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2013: A3859 Passed Assembly 2012: A2688 Passed Assembly 2010: A3325 Passed Assembly. 2008: A5225 Passed Assembly   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.
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A01643 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          1643
 
                               2015-2016 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 12, 2015
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by M. of A. PRETLOW -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Local Governments
 
        AN ACT to amend the county law, in relation to  the  jurisdiction  of  a
          coroner or medical examiner
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 673 of the county  law  is  renum-
     2  bered subdivision 3 and a new subdivision 2 is added to read as follows:
     3    2.  Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision one of this section,
     4  if it appears that death may have resulted from a crime, the coroner  or
     5  medical  examiner  in  any  county  with geographic jurisdiction of such
     6  crime pursuant to section 20.40 of the criminal procedure law shall have
     7  concurrent jurisdiction and authority to investigate the death.
     8    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD05358-01-5
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