senate Bill S532

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Increases the penalties for bias related and gang related graffiti, and graffiti upon religious property

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 05 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO CONSUMER PROTECTION
  • 13 / Jun / 2011
    • AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO CONSUMER PROTECTION
  • 13 / Jun / 2011
    • PRINT NUMBER 532A
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO CONSUMER PROTECTION
  • 25 / Apr / 2012
    • AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO CONSUMER PROTECTION
  • 25 / Apr / 2012
    • PRINT NUMBER 532B
  • 21 / May / 2012
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO CODES
  • 13 / Jun / 2012
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 13 / Jun / 2012
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1165
  • 13 / Jun / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 13 / Jun / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 13 / Jun / 2012
    • REFERRED TO CONSUMER AFFAIRS AND PROTECTION

Summary

Increases the penalties for bias related and gang related graffiti, and graffiti upon religious property.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6648
Versions:
S532
S532A
S532B
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§60.31 & 145.62, amd §§65.10, 145.60 & 240.31, , Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S1856, S1856

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S532

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the general business law, in relation to the sale of aerosol
spray paint to persons under the age of eighteen

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To deal with the pervasive problem of graffiti in urban areas by
preventing the sale of spray paint to those people under the age of
eighteen.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section one prohibits the retail sale of non-water soluble aerosol
paint under the age of 18. The section provides for a civil penalty
not to exceed $250.00 for violations.

JUSTIFICATION:
Existing law does not prohibit the sale of spray paint to minors.
Existing laws have been insufficient to stem the tide of graffiti,
especially, in New York's urban areas. Graffiti is a pervasive
problem that causes damage to property, lowers property values and
represents a serious quality of life problem for many New Yorkers.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2005 S.1098 (Brown) Referred to Consumer Protection
2006 S.6438 Referred to Consumer Protection
2008 S.2229 Referred to Consumer Protection
2009 S.1856 Referred to Consumer Protection

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

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

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

                                   532

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  KLEIN  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection

AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation  to  the  sale  of
  aerosol spray paint to persons under the age of eighteen

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

  Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
399-j to read as follows:
  S 399-J. SALE OF AEROSOL SPRAY PAINT TO PERSONS UNDER THE AGE OF EIGH-
TEEN. 1. NO AEROSOL SPRAY PAINT CAN CONTAINING A FLUID THAT IS NOT WATER
SOLUBLE SHALL BE SOLD AT RETAIL WITHIN THE STATE TO  PERSONS  UNDER  THE
AGE OF EIGHTEEN.
  2.  A VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE PUNISHABLE BY A CIVIL PENALTY
NOT TO EXCEED TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS.
  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.
                                                           LBD04419-01-1

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