S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
S. 5876--A A. 8558--A
2011-2012 Regular Sessions
S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y
August 29, 2011
IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sens. GIANARIS, AVELLA, PARKER -- read twice
and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
on Rules -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
amended and recommitted to said committee
IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. SIMOTAS -- read once and referred
to the Committee on Codes -- committee discharged, bill amended,
ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to establishing the offense
of forcible touching against a 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 130.51 to
read as follows:
S 130.51 FORCIBLE TOUCHING AGAINST A CHILD.
A PERSON IS GUILTY OF FORCIBLE TOUCHING AGAINST A CHILD WHEN SUCH
PERSON INTENTIONALLY AND FOR NO LEGITIMATE PURPOSE, FORCIBLY TOUCHES:
1. THE SEXUAL OR OTHER INTIMATE PARTS OF A CHILD FOR THE PURPOSE OF
DEGRADING OR ABUSING SUCH CHILD; OR FOR THE PURPOSE OF GRATIFYING THE
ACTOR'S SEXUAL DESIRE, AND THE VICTIM IS LESS THAN THIRTEEN YEARS OLD;
2. ANY PART OF A CHILD FOR THE PURPOSE OF GRATIFYING THE ACTOR'S SEXU-
AL DESIRE, AND THE VICTIM IS LESS THAN THIRTEEN YEARS OLD.
FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, FORCIBLE TOUCHING INCLUDES, BUT IS
NOT LIMITED TO SQUEEZING, GRABBING OR PINCHING.
FORCIBLE TOUCHING AGAINST A CHILD 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.