senate Bill S1602

Relates to crimes against a delivery person

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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CODES
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CODES

Summary

Relates to crimes against a delivery person; increases the category one higher than the specific offense when committed against a delivery person.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S1602
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง120.65, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S6021

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BILL NUMBER:S1602

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the penal law, in relation to crimes against a delivery person

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
This legislation creates stiffer penalties for attacks on delivery
people.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 of the bill creates a new section defining crimes against a
delivery person. Specifically, a person commits a crime when they
intentionally select the person who the crime is perpetrated against
due to the fact they are a delivery person, or if they lure the
delivery person to a location where the crime is committed.

Further this action defines what specified offenses are covered by
this statute. This section also contains sentencing terms which
states that misdemeanors or C,D,E felonies shall be one category
higher under provisions of this bill. Further it states specific
terms for an individual convicted of a class B felony pursuant to
this section.

Section 2 is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
Unfortunately throughout this state deliver people are targeted to be
robbed. The lucky ones simply lose their money, many are injured or
even killed. Almost every community in this State has experienced
this occurrence. Delivery drivers should feel secure when performing
their job that they are not likely to be victims of violence and
tough statutes preventing this are an additional protection for them.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

S.5021 of 2011-2012; Referred to Codes

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the 180th day after becoming law.

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

                                  1602

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GRISANTI -- 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 crimes against a  delivery
  person

  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 120.65  to
read as follows:
S 120.65 CRIMES AGAINST A DELIVERY PERSON.
  1.  A  PERSON COMMITS A CRIME AGAINST A DELIVERY PERSON WHEN HE OR SHE
COMMITS A SPECIFIED OFFENSE AND EITHER:
  (A) INTENTIONALLY SELECTS THE  PERSON  AGAINST  WHOM  THE  OFFENSE  IS
COMMITTED OR IS INTENDED TO BE COMMITTED IN WHOLE OR IN SUBSTANTIAL PART
BECAUSE OF SUCH PERSON'S STATUS AS A DELIVERY PERSON; OR
  (B)  INTENTIONALLY  LURES SUCH DELIVERY PERSON INTO THE LOCATION WHERE
THE SPECIFIED OFFENSE WAS COMMITTED.
  2. A "SPECIFIED OFFENSE" IS AN OFFENSE DEFINED BY ANY OF THE FOLLOWING
PROVISIONS OF THIS CHAPTER: ASSAULT IN THE THIRD DEGREE, ASSAULT IN  THE
SECOND  DEGREE,  ASSAULT  IN  THE  FIRST  DEGREE,  MENACING IN THE FIRST
DEGREE, MENACING IN THE SECOND DEGREE, MENACING  IN  THE  THIRD  DEGREE,
RECKLESS  ENDANGERMENT IN THE FIRST DEGREE, RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT IN THE
SECOND DEGREE, MANSLAUGHTER IN THE SECOND DEGREE,  MANSLAUGHTER  IN  THE
FIRST  DEGREE, MURDER IN THE SECOND DEGREE, ROBBERY IN THE THIRD DEGREE,
ROBBERY IN THE SECOND DEGREE, ROBBERY IN THE FIRST DEGREE, GANG  ASSAULT
IN  THE  FIRST DEGREE, GANG ASSAULT IN THE SECOND DEGREE, OR ANY ATTEMPT
OR CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT ANY OF THE FOREGOING OFFENSES.
  3. FOR PURPOSES OF SENTENCING:
  (A) WHEN A PERSON IS CONVICTED OF A CRIME AGAINST  A  DELIVERY  PERSON
PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION AND THE SPECIFIED OFFENSE IS A MISDEMEANOR OR A
CLASS  C,  D  OR  E FELONY, THE CRIME AGAINST A DELIVERY PERSON SHALL BE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04647-01-3

S. 1602                             2

DEEMED TO BE ONE CATEGORY HIGHER THAN THE SPECIFIED OFFENSE THE  DEFEND-
ANT  COMMITTED, OR ONE CATEGORY HIGHER THAN THE OFFENSE LEVEL APPLICABLE
TO THE DEFENDANT'S CONVICTION FOR AN ATTEMPT OR CONSPIRACY TO  COMMIT  A
SPECIFIED OFFENSE, WHICHEVER IS APPLICABLE.
  (B)  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  OTHER  PROVISION  OF  LAW, WHEN A PERSON IS
CONVICTED OF A CRIME AGAINST A DELIVERY PERSON PURSUANT TO THIS  SECTION
AND THE SPECIFIED OFFENSE IS A CLASS B FELONY:
  (I)  THE  MAXIMUM  TERM OF THE INDETERMINATE SENTENCE MUST BE AT LEAST
FIVE YEARS IF THE DEFENDANT IS SENTENCED PURSUANT TO  SECTION  70.00  OF
THIS CHAPTER;
  (II) THE TERM OF THE DETERMINATE SENTENCE MUST BE AT LEAST SEVEN YEARS
IF THE DEFENDANT IS SENTENCED PURSUANT TO SECTION 70.02 OF THIS CHAPTER;
  (III)  THE  TERM  OF  THE DETERMINATE SENTENCE MUST BE AT LEAST ELEVEN
YEARS IF THE DEFENDANT IS SENTENCED PURSUANT TO SECTION  70.04  OF  THIS
CHAPTER;
  (IV)  THE  MAXIMUM TERM OF THE INDETERMINATE SENTENCE MUST BE AT LEAST
THREE YEARS IF THE DEFENDANT IS SENTENCED PURSUANT TO SECTION  70.05  OF
THIS CHAPTER; AND
  (V)  THE MAXIMUM TERM OF THE INDETERMINATE SENTENCE OR THE TERM OF THE
DETERMINATE SENTENCE MUST BE AT LEAST NINE YEARS  IF  THE  DEFENDANT  IS
SENTENCED PURSUANT TO SECTION 70.06 OF THIS CHAPTER.
  (C)  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  OTHER  PROVISION  OF  LAW, WHEN A PERSON IS
CONVICTED OF A CRIME AGAINST A DELIVERY PERSON PURSUANT TO THIS  SECTION
AND  THE  SPECIFIED OFFENSE IS A CLASS A-I FELONY, THE MINIMUM PERIOD OF
THE INDETERMINATE SENTENCE SHALL BE NOT LESS THAN NINETEEN YEARS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law.

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