senate Bill S749
(R) 0 Senate District
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Relates to endangering the welfare of a child; establishes the crime of endangering the welfare of a child in the first degree.
TITLE OF BILL:
to amend the penal law and the executive law, in relation to endangering
the welfare of a child
To create the crime of endangering the welfare of a child in the first
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section one of this bill amends the penal law, making the present
endangering the welfare of a child endangering the welfare of a child
in the second degree.
Section two of this bill renumbers and makes conforming changes to the
endangering the welfare of a child; corroboration statute.
Section three of this bill creates a new section of the penal law
creating the crime endangering the welfare of a child in the first
Section four of the bill makes conforming changes to the endangering
the welfare of a child; defense statute.
Section five of this bill makes conforming changes to the executive law.
Section six of this bill makes conforming changes to the penal law.
Presently, endangering the welfare of a child is a class A misdemeanor.
At present, the penal law only provides a misdemeanor crime for
endangering the welfare of a child, without regard to the past
history of the endangerer.
This bill creates a felony crime of endangering the welfare of a child
in circumstances under which an individual has previously been charged
with child endangerment (in the first or second degree).
This bill recognizes the inherent vulnerability of children and the
solemn responsibility of a society to assure the welfare of its
children. It recognizes that whether by action or omission, when an
individual knowingly creates a situation likely to cause injury to a
child, that any injuries that result are no less than child abuse.
Lastly, it recognizes that persons with a history of placing children
in precarious situations commit a more serious crime when they
continue in this manner of behavior.
2011-12:Passed the Senate (S.593A/A.5350A)
LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
The first of November next succeeding the date on which it shall have
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