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
January 5, 2011
Introduced by Sen. KLEIN -- 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 defenses against patroniz-
ing a prostitute
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 230.07 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 74
of the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows:
S 230.07 Patronizing a prostitute; defense.
In any prosecution for patronizing a prostitute in the first or second
degrees, it is [a] AN AFFIRMATIVE defense that the defendant did not
have reasonable grounds to believe that the person was less than the age
S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.