assembly Bill A4578

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Establishes the class D felony of criminal street gang recruitment on school grounds

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Jan 06, 2010 referred to codes
Feb 05, 2009 referred to codes

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A4578 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S483
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §460.10, add §460.65, Pen L; add §318, Hway L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A4211, S2940
2013-2014: A9102, S2458
2015-2016: A6840, S3852
2017-2018: A6375, S6211
2019-2020: A6685, S1773
2021-2022: S4632

A4578 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the class D felony of criminal street gang recruitment on school grounds; authorizes municipalities to place gang free school zone signs on highways passing through school grounds.

A4578 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4578

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 5, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. P. RIVERA, EDDINGTON, SCARBOROUGH, BENEDETTO,
  REILLY,  BROOK-KRASNY,  WEISENBERG,  GREENE,  HOYT,  LUPARDO,  FIELDS,
  GABRYSZAK, TITONE, LANCMAN, MAISEL, JAFFEE, ALESSI, BENJAMIN, SEMINER-
  IO, GUNTHER, HEVESI, TOBACCO -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. ABBATE,
  ALFANO,  ARROYO,  BACALLES, BARRA, BOYLAND, BRENNAN, BURLING, CALHOUN,
  CHRISTENSEN, CLARK, COLTON, CONTE, DelMONTE, DESTITO, ERRIGO,  ESPAIL-
  LAT,  FARRELL,  FINCH,  GALEF,  GIGLIO,  HIKIND, HOOPER, HYER-SPENCER,
  JOHN, KOLB, KOON, LATIMER, V. LOPEZ, MAGEE, MAGNARELLI, MARKEY, MAYER-
  SOHN, McDONOUGH, McKEVITT, MILLMAN, NOLAN,  ORTIZ,  PERALTA,  PHEFFER,
  RAMOS,  J. RIVERA,  N. RIVERA, SCHROEDER, SCOZZAFAVA, STIRPE, SWEENEY,
  THIELE, TITUS, TOWNS,  TOWNSEND,  WALKER,  WRIGHT  --  read  once  and
  referred to the Committee on Codes

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  penal  law, in relation to criminal street gang
  recruitment on school grounds;  and  to  amend  the  highway  law,  in
  relation to authorizing the placement of gang free school zone signs

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 460.10 of the penal law is amended by  adding  four
new subdivisions 5, 6, 7 and 8 to read as follows:
  5. "CRIMINAL STREET GANG" MEANS ANY ONGOING ORGANIZATION, ASSOCIATION,
OR GROUP OF THREE OR MORE PERSONS, WHETHER FORMAL OR INFORMAL, HAVING AS
ONE  OF  ITS  PRIMARY  ACTIVITIES THE COMMISSION OF ONE OR MORE CRIMINAL
ACTS, WHICH HAS AN IDENTIFIABLE NAME OR IDENTIFYING SIGN OR SYMBOL,  AND
WHOSE  MEMBERS INDIVIDUALLY OR COLLECTIVELY ENGAGE IN OR HAVE ENGAGED IN
CRIMINAL STREET GANG ACTIVITY.
  6. "CRIMINAL STREET GANG MEMBER" MEANS A PERSON TO WHOM TWO OR MORE OF
THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA APPLY:
  (A) ADMITS TO CRIMINAL STREET GANG MEMBERSHIP;
  (B) IS IDENTIFIED AS A CRIMINAL STREET GANG  MEMBER  BY  A  DOCUMENTED
RELIABLE INFORMANT;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01452-01-9