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
January 9, 2013
Introduced by Sen. AVELLA -- 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 establishing the crime of
illegal conversion or alteration of real property
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 145.75 to
read as follows:
S 145.75 ILLEGAL CONVERSION OR ALTERATION OF REAL PROPERTY.
A PERSON IS GUILTY OF ILLEGAL CONVERSION OR ALTERATION OF REAL PROPER-
1. HE OR SHE KNOWINGLY PARTICIPATED IN, OR IF HE OR SHE IS THE OWNER,
MANAGER OR TENANT OF SUCH PROPERTY, OBSERVED OR WAS OTHERWISE AWARE OF
THE ALTERATION OR CONVERSION OF SUCH PROPERTY IN VIOLATION OF ANY STATE
OR LOCAL LAW, ORDINANCE, CODE OR RULE OR REGULATION RELATING TO REAL
PROPERTY, BUILDINGS OR MULTIPLE DWELLINGS; AND
2. THE ALTERATION OR CONVERSION CAUSES A SERIOUS PHYSICAL INJURY OR
FATALITY TO ONE OR MORE PERSONS.
ILLEGAL CONVERSION OR ALTERATION OF REAL PROPERTY IS A CLASS C FELONY;
PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT ILLEGAL CONVERSION OR ALTERATION OF REAL PROPER-
TY THAT RESULTS IN FATALITY TO ONE OR MORE PERSONS IS A CLASS B 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.