senate Bill S1508
(D) 25th Senate District
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
Authorizes imposition of a sentence of conditional discharge pending the completion of a substance abuse treatment program licensed by the office of alcoholism and substance abuse services and approved by the division of probation and correctional alternatives for first or second conviction of certain controlled substance possession or marihuana possession offenses provided such offender has no prior violent felony convictions.
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Legislative Cycle:
- Current Committee:
- Senate Crime Victims, Crime And Correction
- Law Section:
- Executive Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add §249-a, Exec L; amd §390.30, CP L; add §60.14, Pen L
- Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2009-2010: S1270, A1677
TITLE OF BILL:
to amend the penal law, in relation to the offense of unauthorized use
of a vehicle in third degree
PURPOSE: This bill will adds that a person is guilty
use of a vehicle in the third degree if he or she enters in or
remains in a vehicle knowing that the owner has not given consent.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 165.05 of the penal
law, as amended by
chapter 413 of the laws of 1982, is amended to provide that a person
is guilty of unauthorized use of a vehicle in the third degree if he
or she enters in or remains in a vehicle knowing that the owner has
not given consent.
JUSTIFICATION: Incidents of unlawful vehicle entry is
Individuals search for unlocked vehicles and rummage for purses,
wallets, or anything of value. Under current law, if law enforcement
comes upon or is alerted to such a crime and nothing has been taken
yet, the perpetrator cannot be accurately charged with unauthorized
use of a vehicle in the third degree for simply entering or remaining
in the vehicle without the owner's consent.
This legislation would provide law enforcement with a stronger tool in
charging individuals who often repeatedly target vehicles for their
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.6397 of 2012.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the
first of November
next succeeding the date upon which it shall have become a law.
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