senate Bill S2510B

Signed by Governor

Establishes the offense of obstruction of governmental duties by means of a bomb, destructive device, explosive, or hazardous substance

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor
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  • 24 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO CODES
  • 05 / Apr / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.307
  • 06 / Apr / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 11 / Apr / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 06 / Jun / 2011
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING (T) 2510A
  • 13 / Jun / 2011
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 13 / Jun / 2011
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 13 / Jun / 2011
    • REFERRED TO CODES
  • 15 / Jun / 2011
    • RECALLED FROM ASSEMBLY
  • 15 / Jun / 2011
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 15 / Jun / 2011
    • VOTE RECONSIDERED - RESTORED TO THIRD READING
  • 15 / Jun / 2011
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING (T) 2510B
  • 20 / Jun / 2011
    • REPASSED SENATE
  • 20 / Jun / 2011
    • RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 20 / Jun / 2011
    • REFERRED TO CODES
  • 23 / Jun / 2011
    • SUBSTITUTED FOR A4835B
  • 23 / Jun / 2011
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING RULES CAL.608
  • 23 / Jun / 2011
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 23 / Jun / 2011
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 22 / Jul / 2011
    • DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • 03 / Aug / 2011
    • SIGNED CHAP.327

Summary

Establishes the offense of obstruction of governmental duties by means of a bomb, destructive device, explosive, or hazardous substance, a class D felony.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4835B
Versions:
S2510
S2510A
S2510B
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง195.17, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2009-2010: A3510, A3510
2007-2008: A1796, A1796

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BILL NUMBER:S2510B REVISED 08/24/11

TITLE OF BILL:
An act to amend the penal law, in relation to obstructing governmental
duties by means of a bomb, destructive device, explosive, or hazardous
substance

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
This bill would amend the penal law by adding a new section 195.17,
obstruction of governmental duties by means of a bomb, destructive
device, explosive, or hazardous substance. The penalty for this
offense would be a class D felony.

JUSTIFICATION:
Law enforcement personnel nationwide as well as within New York State
have seen a surge in the practice of felons, in particular
narco-traffickers, "booby-trapping" the transport and storage places
of their illegal goods. Such criminal undertakings pose a serious risk
to law enforcement officers and public officials seeking to prevent
the spread of illegal contraband in our communities. The enactment of
this legislation will increase public safety and protect law
enforcement personnel investigating illegal activities by making these
wrongdoers more accountable for their actions.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
This is a new bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall have
become a law.

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

                                 2510--B
    Cal. No. 307

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 24, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. GIANARIS, AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes -- reported
  favorably from said committee, ordered to  first  and  second  report,
  ordered  to  a third reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining
  its place in the order of third reading -- passed by Senate and deliv-
  ered to the Assembly, recalled, vote reconsidered, restored  to  third
  reading,  amended  and  ordered  reprinted, retaining its place in the
  order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to  obstructing  governmental
  duties by means of a bomb, destructive device, explosive, or hazardous
  substance

  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 195.17 to
read as follows:
S 195.17 OBSTRUCTION OF GOVERNMENTAL DUTIES BY MEANS OF A BOMB, DESTRUC-
           TIVE DEVICE, EXPLOSIVE, OR HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE.
  A PERSON IS GUILTY OF OBSTRUCTION OF GOVERNMENTAL DUTIES BY MEANS OF A
BOMB, DESTRUCTIVE DEVICE, EXPLOSIVE, OR HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE WHEN  HE  OR
SHE,  IN  FURTHERANCE  OF  A  FELONY  OFFENSE,  KNOWINGLY AND UNLAWFULLY
INSTALLS  OR  CAUSES  TO  BE  INSTALLED  A  BOMB,  DESTRUCTIVE   DEVICE,
EXPLOSIVE,  OR HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE, IN ANY OBJECT, PLACE, OR COMPARTMENT
THAT IS SUBJECT TO A SEARCH SO AS TO OBSTRUCT, PREVENT, HINDER OR  DELAY
THE ADMINISTRATION OF LAW OR PERFORMANCE OF A GOVERNMENT FUNCTION.
  OBSTRUCTION  OF  GOVERNMENTAL  DUTIES  BY MEANS OF A BOMB, DESTRUCTIVE
DEVICE, EXPLOSIVE, OR HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE IS A CLASS D FELONY.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
have become a law.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05741-11-1

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