S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
Cal. No. 871
2011-2012 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
February 3, 2011
Introduced by Sens. LANZA, O'MARA -- read twice and ordered printed, and
when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes -- recommitted
to the Committee on Codes in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --
reported favorably from said committee, ordered to first report,
amended on first report, ordered to a second report and ordered
reprinted, retaining its place in the order of second report
AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to dissemination of false
information about a missing child
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 240.49 to
read as follows:
S 240.49 DISSEMINATION OF FALSE MISSING CHILD INFORMATION.
A PERSON IS GUILTY OF DISSEMINATION OF FALSE MISSING CHILD INFORMATION
WHEN, KNOWING THE INFORMATION HE OR SHE REPORTED, CONVEYED, CIRCULATED
OR DISSEMINATED IS FALSE OR BASELESS, HE OR SHE STATES OR REPORTS, BY
ANY MEANS, THAT A CHILD IS A MISSING CHILD AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION ONE
OF SECTION EIGHT HUNDRED THIRTY-SEVEN-E OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW, AND AS A
RESULT OF SUCH REPORT, CONVEYANCE, CIRCULATION OR DISSEMINATION, PUBLIC
FUNDS WERE EXPENDED TO INVESTIGATE AND/OR LOCATE THE PURPORTED MISSING
DISSEMINATION OF FALSE MISSING CHILD INFORMATION 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.