senate Bill S1534

Creates the crime of criminal evasion

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 02 / Feb / 2009
    • REFERRED TO CODES
  • 06 / Jan / 2010
    • REFERRED TO CODES

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1624
Versions:
S1534
Legislative Cycle:
2009-2010
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER: S1534

TITLE OF BILL :
An act to amend the penal law, in relation to creating the crime of
criminal evasion


PURPOSE :
This bill is intended to deter reckless behavior committed during the
commission of or in an attempt to flee a vehicle and traffic violation
and to punish those who engage in such acts, and thereby protect the
lives of citizens and law enforcement personnel.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS :
Adds a new section 205.35 to the penal law. The commitment of reckless
driving during the commission of criminal flight is defined in section
212 of the vehicle and traffic law. The Criminal flight crime also
contains offenses defined in section 1180 of the vehicle and traffic
law.

JUSTIFICATION :
This bill recognizes that a person who commits a violation of the
vehicle and traffic law, and while committing such violation or is in
immediate flight thereupon drives recklessly is putting the lives of
law enforcement personnel (enforcing their duties) and average
citizens at great peril. As a result, this law establishes the crime
of criminal evasion as a class D felony to both deter such reckless
evasion and in the event that it occurs to properly punish it as a
serious crime.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :
S.5421 of 2005/06 Referred to Codes

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE :
This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeeding
the date on which it shall have become a law.
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