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
October 16, 2013
Introduced by Sen. LANZA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to public lewdness in the
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 FIRST DEGREE.
A PERSON IS GUILTY OF PUBLIC LEWDNESS IN THE FIRST DEGREE WHEN:
1. BEING NINETEEN YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AND INTENDING TO BE OBSERVED
BY A PERSON LESS THAN SIXTEEN YEARS OF AGE IN A PLACE DESCRIBED IN
SUBDIVISION (A) OR (B) OF SECTION 245.00 OF THIS ARTICLE, HE OR SHE
INTENTIONALLY EXPOSES THE PRIVATE OR INTIMATE PARTS OF HIS OR HER BODY
IN A LEWD MANNER FOR THE PURPOSE OF ALARMING OR SERIOUSLY ANNOYING SUCH
PERSON, AND HE OR SHE IS THEREBY OBSERVED BY SUCH PERSON IN SUCH PLACE;
2. HE OR SHE COMMITS THE CRIME OF PUBLIC LEWDNESS, AS DEFINED IN
SECTION 245.00 OF THIS ARTICLE, AND WITHIN THE PRECEDING YEAR HAS BEEN
CONVICTED OF AN OFFENSE DEFINED IN SUCH SECTION 245.00 OR THIS SECTION.
PUBLIC LEWDNESS IN THE FIRST 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.