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
June 7, 2011
Introduced by Sen. PERALTA -- 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 the crime of promoting
prostitution in the fourth degree
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 230.20 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 627
of the laws of 1978, is amended to read as follows:
S 230.20 Promoting prostitution in the fourth degree.
A person is guilty of promoting prostitution in the fourth degree when
he OR SHE knowingly [advances]:
1. ADVANCES or profits from prostitution[.]; OR
2. WITH INTENT TO ADVANCE OR PROFIT FROM PROSTITUTION, DISTRIBUTES OR
DISSEMINATES TO TEN OR MORE PEOPLE IN A PUBLIC PLACE OBSCENE MATERIAL,
AS SUCH TERMS ARE DEFINED BY SUBDIVISIONS ONE AND TWO OF SECTION 235.00
OF THIS TITLE, OR MATERIAL THAT DEPICTS NUDITY, AS SUCH TERM IS DEFINED
BY SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION 245.10 OF THIS PART.
Promoting prostitution in the fourth degree is a class A misdemeanor.
S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it shall have become a law.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.