S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
March 12, 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 the crime of falsely
accusing someone of a crime
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 240.49 to
read as follows:
S 240.49 FALSELY ACCUSING SOMEONE OF A CRIME.
A PERSON IS GUILTY OF FALSELY ACCUSING SOMEONE OF A CRIME WHEN HE OR
SHE SIGNS AND SUBMITS AN ACCUSATORY INSTRUMENT WITH A MEMBER OF LAW
ENFORCEMENT AND DOES SO KNOWING THE CONTENT OF THE ACCUSATORY INSTRUMENT
FALSELY ACCUSING SOMEONE OF A CRIME 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.