S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2009-2010 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
February 9, 2009
Introduced by Sens. KLEIN, BRESLIN, ONORATO, SAMPSON, SMITH -- read
twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the
Committee on Codes -- recommitted to the Committee on Codes in accord-
ance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended,
ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to including the forgery of a
certificate of insurance or an insurance identification card within
the offense of forgery in the second degree and the forgery of 10 or
more instruments with the offense of forgery in the first degree
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Subdivision 5 of section 170.10 of the penal law is amended
and a new subdivision 6 is added to read as follows:
5. A prescription of a duly licensed physician or other person author-
ized to issue the same for any drug or any instrument or device used in
the taking or administering of drugs for which a prescription is
required by law[.]; OR
6. A CERTIFICATE OF INSURANCE OR AN INSURANCE IDENTIFICATION CARD, AS
DEFINED IN SECTION THREE HUNDRED ELEVEN OF THE VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC LAW.
S 2. Section 170.15 of the penal law is amended to read as follows:
S 170.15 Forgery in the first degree.
A person is guilty of forgery in the first degree when, with intent to
defraud, deceive or injure another, he OR SHE falsely makes, completes
or alters [a]:
1. TEN OR MORE WRITTEN INSTRUMENTS; OR
2. A written instrument which is or purports to be, or which is calcu-
lated to become or to represent if completed:
[1.] (A) Part of an issue of money, stamps, securities or other valu-
able instruments issued by a government or governmental instrumentality;
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.
S. 1897--A 2
[2.] (B) Part of an issue of stock, bonds or other instruments repres-
enting interests in or claims against a corporate or other organization
or its property.
Forgery in the first degree is a class C felony.
S 3. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.