senate Bill S4829A

Creates public lewdness in the second degree, a class A misdemeanor

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 25 / Apr / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CODES
  • 14 / Jun / 2013
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO CODES
  • 14 / Jun / 2013
    • PRINT NUMBER 4829A
  • 18 / Jun / 2013
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 18 / Jun / 2013
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1446
  • 18 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 18 / Jun / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 18 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CODES
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CODES

Summary

Creates public lewdness in the second degree, a class A misdemeanor.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6770A
Versions:
S4829
S4829A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง245.03, Pen L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S4829A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to public
lewdness

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

Creates public lewdness in the second degree, a class A misdemeanor

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

The penal law is amended by adding a new section 245.03

JUSTIFICATION:

Public lewdness involves intentionally exposing the private or
intimate parts of one's body in a lewd manner in a public place or in
a private place under circumstances in which he may be readily to be
observed. Public lewdness offenses can lead to serious consequences
and cause enduring trauma for those who find themselves victim to it.
Offenders often aim their public lewdness at minors and at women, and
law enforcement officials have indicated that perpetrators often have
a long history of such acts and of other sex crimes. Therefore, it is
important to appropriately punish and deter serial offenders with
higher penalties for multiple offenses of public lewdness. Right now,
under state law public lewdness is only a B misdemeanor, regardless of
how often a person re-offends. It is important to raise this penalty
to an A misdemeanor for multiple offenses.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

None

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect on the first of November after it shall
become law.

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

                                 4829--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 25, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- 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 public lewdness

  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 245.03  to
read as follows:
S 245.03 PUBLIC LEWDNESS IN THE SECOND DEGREE.
  A  PERSON IS GUILTY OF PUBLIC LEWDNESS IN THE SECOND DEGREE WHEN HE OR
SHE COMMITS THE CRIME OF PUBLIC LEWDNESS, AS DEFINED IN  SECTION  245.00
OF  THIS ARTICLE, AND HAS PREVIOUSLY BEEN CONVICTED OF SUCH CRIME WITHIN
THE PRECEDING THREE YEARS.
  PUBLIC LEWDNESS IN THE SECOND DEGREE IS A CLASS A MISDEMEANOR.
  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.
                                                           LBD09987-05-3

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