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|Jan 06, 2010||referred to codes|
|Jan 07, 2009||referred to codes|
senate Bill S298
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Codes Committee
- In Committee
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- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
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S298 (ACTIVE) - Details
S298 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Increases severity of hazing in the second degree from a violation to an E felony where injury or death occurs, and of hazing in the first degree from a class A misdemeanor to a D felony where injury or death is caused by deadly weapon or dangerous instrument; creates new class A misdemeanor of hazing in the third degree which mirrors former hazing in the second degree.
S298 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S298 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the penal law, in relation to increasing the penalties for hazing PURPOSE : To increase the hazing penalties in New York State. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : This legislation increases the penalties associated with the crimes of hazing in the first and second degrees and creates the new offense of hazing in the third degree. As proposed, the first degree offense, where the hazing causes serious physical injury or death, would be a class D felony. The second degree offense, where the hazing results in physical injury, is a class E felony. Lastly, the new third degree offense, which is a class A misdemeanor, covers situations where no physical injury results. EXISTING LAW : Under current law a person is guilty of hazing in the first degree when, during an initiation process, he or she engages in conduct that creates a substantial risk of physical injury to another person. Hazing in the first degree is a class A misdemeanor. Hazing in the second degree, where no physical injury occurs, is a violation.
S298 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 298 2009-2010 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 7, 2009 ___________ Introduced by Sen. LITTLE -- 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 increasing the penalties for hazing THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 120.16 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 86 of the laws of 1988, is amended to read as follows: S 120.16 Hazing in the first degree. A person is guilty of hazing in the first degree when, in the course of another person's initiation into or affiliation with any organiza- tion, he OR SHE intentionally or recklessly engages in conduct which creates a substantial risk of SERIOUS physical injury OR DEATH to such other person or a third person and thereby causes such SERIOUS injury OR DEATH TO SUCH PERSON OR TO A THIRD PERSON. Hazing in the first degree is a class [A misdemeanor] D FELONY. S 2. Section 120.17 of the penal law, as added by chapter 86 of the laws of 1988, is amended to read as follows: S 120.17 Hazing in the second degree. A person is guilty of hazing in the second degree when, in the course of another person's initiation or affiliation with any organization, he OR SHE intentionally or recklessly engages in conduct which creates a substantial risk of physical injury to such other person or a third person AND THEREBY CAUSES SUCH INJURY. Hazing in the second degree is a [violation] CLASS E FELONY. S 3. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 120.19 to read as follows: S 120.19 HAZING IN THE THIRD DEGREE. A PERSON IS GUILTY OF HAZING IN THE THIRD DEGREE WHEN, IN THE COURSE OF ANOTHER PERSON'S INITIATION OR AFFILIATION WITH ANY ORGANIZATION, HE EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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