senate Bill S2322

Establishes the crime of aggravated harassment of a police officer or peace officer

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  • 18 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO CODES
  • 10 / May / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.559
  • 11 / May / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 16 / May / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 23 / May / 2011
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 23 / May / 2011
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 23 / May / 2011
    • REFERRED TO CODES
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO CODES
  • 20 / Mar / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.418
  • 21 / Mar / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 22 / Mar / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 29 / Mar / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 29 / Mar / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 30 / Mar / 2012
    • REFERRED TO CODES

Summary

Establishes the crime of aggravated harassment of a police officer or peace officer; provides for such an offense to be a class E felony.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8099
Versions:
S2322
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง240.33, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2009-2010: S3169, A1068
2007-2008: A9614

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BILL NUMBER:S2322

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the penal law, in relation to aggravated harassment of peace
officers or police officers

PURPOSE:
To establish the crime of aggravated harassment of a police officer or
peace officer and make such crime a class E felony.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
The penal law is amended by adding a new section240.33
establishing the crime of aggravated harassment of a police officer
or peace officer. Section two is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
Police officers all across this state put their lives on the line
every day to protect the people of New York. New York State must
establish laws and toughen existing laws that protect the police from
becoming victims of criminals. Far too many law enforcement officers
are being harassed, injured, even killed while honoring their
commitment to protect and serve this state. The Legislature has a
responsibility to do everything we can to protect our brave heroes,
our police officers, from violent criminals. This legislation
contributes to that premise.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2009-10: A.1068 - Referred to Assembly Codes Cmte.

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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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2322

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 18, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. GRIFFO, DeFRANCISCO, LARKIN, MAZIARZ, RANZENHOFER,
  SEWARD -- read twice and ordered  printed,  and  when  printed  to  be
  committed to the Committee on Codes

AN  ACT  to amend the penal law, in relation to aggravated harassment of
  peace officers or police officers

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 240.33 to
read as follows:
S 240.33 AGGRAVATED HARASSMENT OF A POLICE OFFICER OR PEACE OFFICER.
  A PERSON IS GUILTY OF AGGRAVATED HARASSMENT OF  A  POLICE  OFFICER  OR
PEACE  OFFICER WHEN, WITH THE INTENT TO HARASS, ANNOY, THREATEN OR ALARM
A PERSON WHOM HE OR SHE KNOWS OR REASONABLY SHOULD KNOW TO BE  A  POLICE
OFFICER OR PEACE OFFICER ENGAGED IN THE COURSE  OF PERFORMING HIS OR HER
OFFICIAL  DUTIES, HE OR SHE STRIKES, SHOVES, KICKS OR OTHERWISE SUBJECTS
SUCH PERSON TO PHYSICAL CONTACT.
  AGGRAVATED HARASSMENT OF A POLICE OFFICER OR PEACE OFFICER IS A  CLASS
E FELONY.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01673-01-1

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