senate Bill S6783

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Creates the crime of unauthorized radio transmission, a class D felony, punishable by imprisonment and a fine in the amount of not less than $10,000.00

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Feb 05, 2010 referred to codes

S6783 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A181
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง190.72, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2737
2013-2014: S3490

S6783 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates the crime of unauthorized radio transmission for those who broadcast radio transmissions without obtaining a license to do so from the FCC; makes it class D felony punishable by imprisonment and a fine.

S6783 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6783 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6783

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 5, 2010
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  VOLKER -- 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 prohibition against  unau-
  thorized radio transmissions

  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 190.72  to
read as follows:
S 190.72 UNAUTHORIZED RADIO TRANSMISSION.
  A  PERSON  IS  GUILTY  OF  UNAUTHORIZED  RADIO  TRANSMISSION WHEN SUCH
PERSON:
  1. KNOWINGLY MAKES OR CAUSES TO BE MADE A RADIO TRANSMISSION  IN  THIS
STATE  WITHOUT  FIRST  HAVING  OBTAINED  A  LICENSE OR AN EXEMPTION FROM
LICENSURE FROM THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION OR OTHER APPLICABLE
FEDERAL LAW OR REGULATION; OR
  2. ACTS, WHETHER DIRECTLY OR  INDIRECTLY,  TO  CAUSE  AN  UNAUTHORIZED
RADIO  TRANSMISSION  TO,  OR  INTERFERENCE  WITH, A PUBLIC OR COMMERCIAL
RADIO STATION LICENSED BY THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS  COMMISSION  OR  TO
ENABLE THE RADIO TRANSMISSION OR INTERFERENCE TO OCCUR.
  A  PERSON CONVICTED OF UNAUTHORIZED RADIO TRANSMISSION SHALL BE GUILTY
OF A CLASS D 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.
                                                           LBD01100-01-9

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