senate Bill S2172A

Elevates severity of patronizing a prostitute and permitting prostitution, and makes certain provisions of promoting prostitution violent felonies

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  • 14 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CODES
  • 11 / Feb / 2013
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO CODES
  • 11 / Feb / 2013
    • PRINT NUMBER 2172A
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CODES

Summary

Makes promoting prostitution in the first degree and certain provisions of promoting prostitution in the second and third degrees violent felony offenses; increases the severity of the penalties for patronizing a prostitute and permitting prostitution; redesignates permitting prostitution as permitting prostitution in the second degree and establishes the class E felony of permitting prostitution when a child under 17 is being prostituted on the premises; designates permitting prostitution in the first degree as a sex offense for purposes of registration under the sex offender registration act.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2275A
Versions:
S2172
S2172A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§70.02, 60.05, 230.04, 230.05, 230.06 & 230.40, add §230.45, Pen L; amd §168-a, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S644, A6165
2009-2010: S1569
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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                 2172--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 14, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be  committed  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 promoting prostitution,
  patronizing a prostitute and permitting prostitution; and to amend the
  correction law, in relation to designating permitting prostitution  in
  the first degree as a sex offense for the purposes of the sex offender
  registration act

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Paragraphs (a), (b),  (c)  and  (d)  of  subdivision  1  of
section  70.02 of the penal law, paragraph (a) as amended by chapter 320
of the laws of 2006, paragraph (b) as amended by chapter 148 of the laws
of 2011, paragraph (c) as amended by chapter 405 of the laws of 2010 and
paragraph (d) as amended by chapter 7 of the laws of 2007,  are  amended
to read as follows:
  (a)  Class  B  violent felony offenses: an attempt to commit the class
A-I felonies of murder in  the  second  degree  as  defined  in  section
125.25, kidnapping in the first degree as defined in section 135.25, and
arson  in the first degree as defined in section 150.20; manslaughter in
the first degree as defined in section 125.20,  aggravated  manslaughter
in  the  first  degree  as  defined in section 125.22, rape in the first
degree as defined in section 130.35, criminal sexual act  in  the  first
degree  as  defined  in  section  130.50, aggravated sexual abuse in the
first degree as defined in section  130.70,  course  of  sexual  conduct
against  a  child  in  the first degree as defined in section 130.75[;],
PROMOTING PROSTITUTION IN THE FIRST DEGREE AS DEFINED IN SECTION 230.32,
assault in the first degree as defined in section 120.10, kidnapping  in
the  second  degree  as defined in section 135.20, burglary in the first
degree as defined in section 140.30,  arson  in  the  second  degree  as

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04003-02-3

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defined  in  section  150.15,  robbery in the first degree as defined in
section 160.15, incest in the first degree as defined in section 255.27,
criminal possession of a weapon  in  the  first  degree  as  defined  in
section 265.04, criminal use of a firearm in the first degree as defined
in  section  265.09,  criminal  sale of a firearm in the first degree as
defined in section 265.13, aggravated assault upon a police officer or a
peace officer as defined in section 120.11, gang assault  in  the  first
degree as defined in section 120.07, intimidating a victim or witness in
the  first degree as defined in section 215.17, hindering prosecution of
terrorism in the first degree as defined  in  section  490.35,  criminal
possession  of  a  chemical  weapon  or  biological weapon in the second
degree as defined in section 490.40, and  criminal  use  of  a  chemical
weapon  or  biological  weapon in the third degree as defined in section
490.47.
  (b) Class C violent felony offenses: an attempt to commit any  of  the
class  B felonies set forth in paragraph (a) of this subdivision; aggra-
vated criminally negligent homicide as defined in section 125.11, aggra-
vated manslaughter in the second degree as defined  in  section  125.21,
aggravated  sexual  abuse  in  the  second  degree as defined in section
130.67, PATRONIZING A PROSTITUTE IN  THE  FIRST  DEGREE  AS  DEFINED  IN
SECTION  230.06,  PROMOTING PROSTITUTION IN THE SECOND DEGREE AS DEFINED
IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF SECTION 230.30, assault on a peace officer, police
officer, fireman or emergency medical services professional  as  defined
in section 120.08, assault on a judge as defined in section 120.09, gang
assault in the second degree as defined in section 120.06, strangulation
in the first degree as defined in section 121.13, burglary in the second
degree  as  defined  in  section 140.25, robbery in the second degree as
defined in section 160.10, criminal possession of a weapon in the second
degree as defined in section 265.03, criminal use of a  firearm  in  the
second  degree  as defined in section 265.08, criminal sale of a firearm
in the second degree as defined in section 265.12, criminal  sale  of  a
firearm with the aid of a minor as defined in section 265.14, soliciting
or  providing  support  for  an  act of terrorism in the first degree as
defined in section 490.15, hindering prosecution  of  terrorism  in  the
second degree as defined in section 490.30, and criminal possession of a
chemical  weapon  or biological weapon in the third degree as defined in
section 490.37.
  (c) Class D violent felony offenses: an attempt to commit any  of  the
class C felonies set forth in paragraph (b); reckless assault of a child
as defined in section 120.02, assault in the second degree as defined in
section 120.05, menacing a police officer or peace officer as defined in
section  120.18, stalking in the first degree, as defined in subdivision
one of section 120.60, strangulation in the second degree as defined  in
section  121.12, rape in the second degree as defined in section 130.30,
criminal sexual act in the second degree as defined in  section  130.45,
sexual abuse in the first degree as defined in section 130.65, course of
sexual  conduct  against  a  child  in  the  second degree as defined in
section 130.80, aggravated sexual abuse in the third degree  as  defined
in  section  130.66,  facilitating  a  sex  offense  with  a  controlled
substance as defined in section 130.90, PATRONIZING A PROSTITUTE IN  THE
SECOND  DEGREE  AS  DEFINED IN SECTION 230.05, PROMOTING PROSTITUTION IN
THE THIRD DEGREE AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF SECTION 230.25, crimi-
nal possession of a weapon in the third degree as defined in subdivision
five, six, seven or eight of section 265.02, criminal sale of a  firearm
in  the third degree as defined in section 265.11, intimidating a victim
or witness in the second degree as defined in section 215.16, soliciting

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or providing support for an act of terrorism in  the  second  degree  as
defined in section 490.10, and making a terroristic threat as defined in
section  490.20,  falsely  reporting  an incident in the first degree as
defined  in  section 240.60, placing a false bomb or hazardous substance
in the first degree as defined in section 240.62, placing a  false  bomb
or hazardous substance in a sports stadium or arena, mass transportation
facility  or  enclosed  shopping  mall as defined in section 240.63, and
aggravated unpermitted use of indoor pyrotechnics in the first degree as
defined in section 405.18.
  (d) Class E violent felony offenses: an attempt to commit any  of  the
felonies  of  criminal  possession  of  a  weapon in the third degree as
defined in subdivision five, six, seven or eight of section 265.02 as  a
lesser  included offense of that section as defined in section 220.20 of
the criminal procedure  law,  persistent  sexual  abuse  as  defined  in
section  130.53, aggravated sexual abuse in the fourth degree as defined
in section 130.65-a, PATRONIZING A PROSTITUTE IN  THE  THIRD  DEGREE  AS
DEFINED  IN  SECTION 230.04, falsely reporting an incident in the second
degree as defined in section 240.55 and placing a false bomb or  hazard-
ous substance in the second degree as defined in section 240.61.
  S  2.  Paragraphs (b) and (c) of subdivision 1 of section 70.02 of the
penal law, as amended by chapter 1 of the laws of 2013, are  amended  to
read as follows:
  (b)  Class  C violent felony offenses: an attempt to commit any of the
class B felonies set forth in paragraph (a) of this subdivision;  aggra-
vated criminally negligent homicide as defined in section 125.11, aggra-
vated  manslaughter  in  the second degree as defined in section 125.21,
aggravated sexual abuse in the  second  degree  as  defined  in  section
130.67,  PATRONIZING  A  PROSTITUTE  IN  THE  FIRST DEGREE AS DEFINED IN
SECTION 230.06, PROMOTING PROSTITUTION IN THE SECOND DEGREE  AS  DEFINED
IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF SECTION 230.30, assault on a peace officer, police
officer,  fireman  or emergency medical services professional as defined
in section 120.08, assault on a judge as defined in section 120.09, gang
assault in the second degree as defined in section 120.06, strangulation
in the first degree as defined in section 121.13, burglary in the second
degree as defined in section 140.25, robbery in  the  second  degree  as
defined in section 160.10, criminal possession of a weapon in the second
degree  as  defined  in section 265.03, criminal use of a firearm in the
second degree as defined in section 265.08, criminal sale of  a  firearm
in  the  second  degree as defined in section 265.12, criminal sale of a
firearm with the aid of a minor as defined in section 265.14, aggravated
criminal possession of a weapon as defined in section 265.19, soliciting
or providing support for an act of terrorism  in  the  first  degree  as
defined  in  section  490.15,  hindering prosecution of terrorism in the
second degree as defined in section 490.30, and criminal possession of a
chemical weapon or biological weapon in the third degree as  defined  in
section 490.37.
  (c)  Class  D violent felony offenses: an attempt to commit any of the
class C felonies set forth in paragraph (b); reckless assault of a child
as defined in section 120.02, assault in the second degree as defined in
section 120.05, menacing a police officer or peace officer as defined in
section 120.18, stalking in the first degree, as defined in  subdivision
one  of section 120.60, strangulation in the second degree as defined in
section 121.12, rape in the second degree as defined in section  130.30,
criminal  sexual  act in the second degree as defined in section 130.45,
sexual abuse in the first degree as defined in section 130.65, course of
sexual conduct against a child  in  the  second  degree  as  defined  in

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section  130.80,  aggravated sexual abuse in the third degree as defined
in  section  130.66,  facilitating  a  sex  offense  with  a  controlled
substance  as defined in section 130.90, PATRONIZING A PROSTITUTE IN THE
SECOND  DEGREE  AS  DEFINED IN SECTION 230.05, PROMOTING PROSTITUTION IN
THE THIRD DEGREE AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF SECTION 230.25, crimi-
nal possession of a weapon in the third degree as defined in subdivision
five, six, seven, eight, nine or ten of section 265.02, criminal sale of
a firearm in the third degree as defined in section 265.11, intimidating
a victim or witness in the second degree as defined in  section  215.16,
soliciting  or  providing  support for an act of terrorism in the second
degree as defined in section 490.10, and making a terroristic threat  as
defined  in  section  490.20, falsely reporting an incident in the first
degree as defined in section 240.60, placing a false bomb  or  hazardous
substance  in  the  first degree as defined in section 240.62, placing a
false bomb or hazardous substance in a sports  stadium  or  arena,  mass
transportation  facility or enclosed shopping mall as defined in section
240.63, and aggravated unpermitted use of  indoor  pyrotechnics  in  the
first degree as defined in section 405.18.
  S  3.  Subdivision  5 of section 60.05 of the penal law, as amended by
chapter 405 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
  5. Certain class D felonies. Except as provided in subdivision six  of
this  section, every person convicted of the class D felonies of assault
in the second degree as defined in section 120.05, strangulation in  the
second degree as defined in section 121.12 [or attempt to commit a class
C  felony  as  defined  in  section  230.30  of  this  chapter,] must be
sentenced in accordance with section 70.00 or 85.00 of this title.
  S 4. The closing paragraph of section 230.04  of  the  penal  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  74  of  the  laws  of  2007, is amended to read as
follows:
  Patronizing a prostitute in the third degree is a class  [A  misdemea-
nor] E FELONY.
  S  5.  The  closing  paragraph  of section 230.05 of the penal law, as
added by chapter 627 of the laws of 1978, is amended to read as follows:
  Patronizing a prostitute in the second degree is a class [E] D felony.
  S 6. The closing paragraph of section 230.06  of  the  penal  law,  as
added by chapter 627 of the laws of 1978, is amended to read as follows:
  Patronizing a prostitute in the first degree is a class [D] C felony.
  S 7. Section 230.40 of the penal law is amended to read as follows:
S 230.40 Permitting prostitution IN THE SECOND DEGREE.
  A  person  is  guilty  of permitting prostitution IN THE SECOND DEGREE
when, having possession or control of premises which he OR SHE knows are
being used for prostitution purposes, he OR SHE fails to make reasonable
effort to halt or abate such use.
  Permitting prostitution IN THE SECOND DEGREE is a class [B]  A  misde-
meanor.
  S  8.  The penal law is amended by adding a new section 230.45 to read
as follows:
S 230.45 PERMITTING PROSTITUTION IN THE FIRST DEGREE.
  A PERSON IS GUILTY OF PERMITTING PROSTITUTION IN THE FIRST DEGREE WHEN
HAVING POSSESSION OR CONTROL OF PREMISES WHICH HE OR SHE KNOWS ARE BEING
USED FOR PROSTITUTION PURPOSES INCLUDING THE  PROSTITUTION  OF  A  CHILD
LESS  THAN  SEVENTEEN  YEARS  OF AGE, HE OR SHE FAILS TO MAKE REASONABLE
EFFORT TO HALT OR ABATE SUCH USE.
  PERMITTING PROSTITUTION IN THE FIRST DEGREE IS A CLASS E FELONY.

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  S 9. Subparagraph (i) of paragraph (a) of  subdivision  2  of  section
168-a  of  the  correction law, as amended by chapter 405 of the laws of
2008, is amended to read as follows:
  (i)  a  conviction of or a conviction for an attempt to commit any [of
the provisions] PROVISION of [sections] SECTION 120.70, 130.20,  130.25,
130.30,  130.40, 130.45, 130.60, 230.34, 250.50, 255.25, 255.26 [and] OR
255.27 or article two hundred sixty-three of the penal law,  or  section
135.05,  135.10,  135.20  or  135.25  of such law relating to kidnapping
offenses, provided the victim of such kidnapping or related  offense  is
less  than seventeen years old and the offender is not the parent of the
victim, or section 230.04, where the person patronized is in  fact  less
than  seventeen  years  of  age, 230.05 or 230.06, or subdivision two of
section 230.30 [or] section 230.32 [or], 230.33 OR 230.45 of  the  penal
law, or
  S  10.  This  act  shall  take  effect  on  the first of November next
succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law;  provided  that
if  the amendments to paragraphs (b) and (c) of subdivision 1 of section
70.02 of the penal law made by section 27 of chapter 1 of  the  laws  of
2013  shall  not  have  taken effect by such date then the provisions of
section two of this act shall take effect on the same date  and  in  the
same manner as such section takes effect.

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