senate Bill S2468

Elevates all computer tampering offenses by one degree in severity

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 17 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CODES
  • 05 / Jun / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.1151
  • 10 / Jun / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 11 / Jun / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 12 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 12 / Jun / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 12 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CODES
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CODES
  • 20 / May / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.900
  • 21 / May / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 28 / May / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 11 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 11 / Jun / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 11 / Jun / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CODES

Summary

Elevates all computer tampering offenses by one degree in severity.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4479
Versions:
S2468
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง156.20, 156.25, 156.26 & 156.27, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S2936, A1823
2009-2010: S6847, A10102

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S2468 REVISED 1/28/13

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to computer
tampering

PURPOSE: To elevate all computer tampering offenses by one degree in
severity.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 amends section 156.20 of the penal law elevating computer
tampering in the fourth degree from a class A misdemeanor to a class E
felony.

Section 2 amends section 156.2S of the penal law elevating computer
tampering in the third degree from a class E felony to a class D felony.

Section 3 amends section 156.25 of the penal law elevating computer
tampering in the second degree from a class D felony to a class C felo-
ny.

Section 4 amends section 156.27 of the penal law elevating computer
tampering in the first degree from a class C felony to a class B felony.

JUSTIFICATION: Computers are part of everyone's daily life and they
help us in performing many tasks including: paying bills, banking, sign-
ing up for classes at the University, shopping and other business trans-
actions. Computers are a major component of information sharing, storage
and maintenance technology in virtually all business and governmental
institutions. With the increase use of computers and the World Wide Web
to process information, there are criminals that attempt to maliciously
disrupt computer systems with computer viruses and to steal our personal
information for criminal use. As states across the nation have redefined
their criminal laws to account for the fluid and ever-changing world of
technology, computer crimes cost businesses, financial institutions and
individuals millions of dollars every year. This bill strengthens our
penal law by increasing the computer tampering penalties so that the
punishment fits the crime.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2012: S.2936 - Passed Senate /A.1823 - Referred to
Codes. 2011: S.2936 - Passed Senate /A.1823 - Referred to Codes. 2010:
S.6847 - Referred to Codes/A.10102 - Referred to Codes.

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 law.

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

                                  2468

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 17, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- 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 computer tampering

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

  Section  1.  The closing paragraph of section 156.20 of the penal law,
as amended by chapter 558 of the laws of 2006, is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  Computer  tampering  in the fourth degree is a class [A misdemeanor] E
FELONY.
  S 2. The closing paragraph of section 156.25  of  the  penal  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  89  of  the  laws  of  1993, is amended to read as
follows:
  Computer tampering in the third degree is a class [E] D felony.
  S 3. The closing paragraph of section 156.26  of  the  penal  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  590  of  the  laws  of 2008, is amended to read as
follows:
  Computer tampering in the second degree is a class [D] C felony.
  S 4. The closing paragraph of section 156.27  of  the  penal  law,  as
added by chapter 89 of the laws of 1993, is amended to read as follows:
  Computer tampering in the first degree is a class [C] B felony.
  S 5. 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.
                                                           LBD04638-01-3

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