senate Bill S1520

Establishes the crime of terrorism recruitment, a class C felony

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    • Passed Assembly
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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS
  • 30 / May / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.930
  • 03 / Jun / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 04 / Jun / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 10 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 10 / Jun / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 10 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CODES
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS
  • 06 / May / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.589
  • 07 / May / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 12 / May / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 20 / May / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 20 / May / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 20 / May / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CODES

Summary

Establishes the crime of terrorism recruitment defined as intentionally soliciting another to engage in acts of terrorism, as a class C felony.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S1520
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง490.60, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S932
2009-2010: S592

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BILL NUMBER:S1520

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to
establishing the crime of terrorism recruitment, a class C felony

PURPOSE: This bill establishes the crime of terrorism recruitment, a
class C felony.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The penal law is amended by adding a new
section 490.60 to create the crime of terrorism recruitment.

A person is guilty of terrorism recruitment when, with intent that
another person engage in conduct constituting a crime, he or she
recruits, solicits, requests, commands, importunes or otherwise
attempts to cause a person to engage in terrorist conduct.

JUSTIFICATION: Terrorist organizations and their membership are in a
perpetual search to recruit new members. Terrorists seek to entice the
disenfranchised and gain members to carry out criminal acts.

The active recruitment for terrorist acts is a growing trend which
requires an immediate response. As law enforcement actively seeks to
unearth these groups and defeat their heinous schemes, we have a
responsibility to hold accountable those who solicit or recruit
individuals or groups for terrorism. This bill seeks to effectively
deter terrorist recruitment and punish those who seek to employ others
for their criminal plans.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.6403 of 2006: Passed Senate; S.610 of '07/08
(Passed Senate). S.592 of 2009/10 (Senate Veterans, Homeland Security
& Military Affairs). S.932 of 2011/12 (Passed Senate)

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the first November next
succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.

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

                                  1520

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MARCELLINO  -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Veterans,  Homeland
  Security and Military Affairs

AN  ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to establishing the crime of
  terrorism recruitment, a class C felony

  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 490.60 to
read as follows:
S 490.60 TERRORISM RECRUITMENT.
  A PERSON IS GUILTY OF TERRORISM RECRUITMENT  WHEN,  WITH  INTENT  THAT
ANOTHER  PERSON  ENGAGE  IN  CONDUCT CONSTITUTING ANY CRIME SET FORTH IN
THIS ARTICLE, HE OR SHE RECRUITS, SOLICITS, REQUESTS,  COMMANDS,  IMPOR-
TUNES OR OTHERWISE ATTEMPTS TO CAUSE SUCH OTHER PERSON TO ENGAGE IN SUCH
CONDUCT.
  TERRORISM RECRUITMENT IS A CLASS C 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.
                                                           LBD03244-01-3

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