Section 46.1 Superior Court Sex Offense Parts
(a) Sex Offense Parts may be established in Supreme Court or County Court in any county by order of the Chief Administrator of the Courts following consultation with and agreement of the Presiding Justice of the Judicial Department in which such county is located. Sex Offense Parts shall be devoted to the hearing and determination of criminal cases arising in the courts of the county that charge defendant (i) with the commission of one or more offenses for which registration as a sex offender is required or (ii) with the commission of one or more offenses under Article 135, Article 140 or Article 260 of the Penal Law where the case is appropriate for disposition in the Sex Offense Part.
(b) The Chief Administrator, upon consultation with the Administrative Board of the Courts, shall promulgate rules to regulate operation of Sex Offense Parts and to permit a justice of the Supreme Court or a judge of the County Court to transfer to such court, for disposition in a Sex Offense Part, any eligible case pending in another court in the same county.Historical Note
Added Part 46 on Jun. 22, 2009