senate Bill S2402

Establishes the crime of aggravated harassment of a police officer or peace officer

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  • 17 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CODES
  • 29 / May / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.778
  • 30 / May / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 03 / Jun / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 05 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 05 / Jun / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 05 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CODES
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CODES

Summary

Establishes the crime of aggravated harassment of a police officer or peace officer; provides for such an offense to be a class E felony.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5209
Versions:
S2402
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง240.33, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S2322, A8099
2009-2010: S3169, A1068
2007-2008: A9614

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BILL NUMBER:S2402

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to
aggravated harassment of peace officers or police officers

PURPOSE: To establish the crime of aggravated harassment of a police
officer or peace officer and make such crime a class E felony.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section one amends the penal law by adding a new section 240.33
establishing the crime of aggravated harassment of a police officer or
peace officer.

Section two is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: Police officers all across this state put their lives
on the line every day to protect the people of New York. New York
State must establish laws and toughen existing laws that protect the
police from becoming victims of criminals. Far too many law
enforcement officers are being harassed, injured, even killed while
honoring their commitment to protect and serve this state. The
Legislature has a responsibility to do everything we can to protect
our brave heroes, our police officers, from violent criminals. This
legislation contributes to that premise

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-12 S. 2322 Passed Senate/A. 8099 Codes
Committee.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the first of 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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2402

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 17, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  GRIFFO,  DeFRANCISCO,  GALLIVAN,  LARKIN, LIBOUS,
  MAZIARZ, RANZENHOFER, SEWARD, YOUNG -- 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 aggravated  harassment  of
  peace officers or police officers

  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 240.33  to
read as follows:
S 240.33 AGGRAVATED HARASSMENT OF A POLICE OFFICER OR PEACE OFFICER.
  A  PERSON  IS  GUILTY  OF AGGRAVATED HARASSMENT OF A POLICE OFFICER OR
PEACE OFFICER WHEN, WITH THE INTENT TO HARASS, ANNOY, THREATEN OR  ALARM
A  PERSON  WHOM HE OR SHE KNOWS OR REASONABLY SHOULD KNOW TO BE A POLICE
OFFICER OR PEACE OFFICER ENGAGED IN THE COURSE  OF PERFORMING HIS OR HER
OFFICIAL DUTIES, HE OR SHE STRIKES, SHOVES, KICKS OR OTHERWISE  SUBJECTS
SUCH PERSON TO PHYSICAL CONTACT.
  AGGRAVATED  HARASSMENT OF A POLICE OFFICER OR PEACE OFFICER 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.
                                                           LBD06443-01-3

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