S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2011-2012 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
February 28, 2011
Introduced by Sen. ADAMS -- 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 burglary in the second
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 140.25 of the penal law, paragraph (c) of subdivi-
sion 1 as added by chapter 791 of the laws of 1967, paragraph (d) of
subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 374 of the laws of 1973 and subdivi-
sion 2 as amended by chapter 361 of the laws of 1981, is amended to read
S 140.25 Burglary in the second degree.
A person is guilty of burglary in the second degree when he OR SHE
knowingly enters or remains unlawfully in a building with intent to
commit a crime therein, and when:
1. In effecting entry or while in the building or in immediate flight
therefrom, he OR SHE or another participant in the crime:
(a) Is armed with explosives or a deadly weapon; or
(b) Causes physical injury to any person who is not a participant in
the crime; or
(c) Uses or threatens the immediate use of a dangerous instrument; or
(d) Displays what appears to be a pistol, revolver, rifle, shotgun,
machine gun or other firearm; or
(E) THE BUILDING IS OCCUPIED; OR
2. The building is a dwelling.
Burglary in the second degree is a class [C] B 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.