senate Bill S7929

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Enacts the criminal street gang enforcement and prevention act

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May 24, 2010 referred to codes


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S7929 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §§120.06 & 120.07, add Title Y-2 Art 495 §§495.01 - 495.12, amd §§60.07, 70.02 & 130.91, Pen L; amd §1349, CPLR; add §97-jjjj, St Fin L; add Art 6-D §§169 - 169-o, renum §109 to be §110, add §109, Cor L; add Art 25 §§1210 - 1213, Ed L; add §837-s, Exec L; amd §10.03, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1742
2013-2014: S4444
2015-2016: S1701
2017-2018: S2410

S7929 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the criminal street gang enforcement and prevention act; defines offenses; increases penalties; provides for gang prevention programs in schools (view more) and develops a comprehensive approach to protecting public interests from gang related crime and violence.

S7929 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7929 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 24, 2010

  PADAVAN, VOLKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to
  be committed to the Committee on Codes

AN  ACT  to  amend  the penal law, the civil practice law and rules, the
  state finance law, the correction law, the education law,  the  execu-
  tive  law and the mental hygiene law, in relation to defining offenses
  involving criminal street gangs, creating  the  criminal  street  gang
  prevention  fund,  enacting the criminal street gang registration act,
  providing for gang prevention services in  schools  and  creating  the
  office  of  criminal  street  gangs  and youth violence; and to repeal
  sections 120.06 and 120.07 of the penal law, relating to  offenses  of
  gang assault


  Section 1. Legislative findings and purpose.  The  legislature  hereby
finds  that New York laws are insufficiently targeted to the prosecution
of criminal street gangs and the protection of public order and individ-
ual safety against gang-related violence, because they lack programs and
activities specifically designed  to  prevent  the  growth  of  criminal
street gangs, facilitate prosecution and punishment of members of crimi-
nal  street gangs, and punish those who solicit others to participate in
criminal street gangs and  in  acts  of  gang-related  violence  or  who
provide  support  or  resources  to  those  who  commit or encourage the
commission of such acts.
  The legislature further finds that the  threat  of  violence  and  the
disruption of public order and safety presented by criminal street gangs
has reached a crisis point that threatens the right of residents of this
state  to  be secure and protected from fear, intimidation, and physical
  The legislature therefore finds and declares that it is in every sense
in the public interest to establish  a  comprehensive  approach  to  the
protection of public order and individual safety against criminal street
gangs  and  gang-related violence, by severely criminalizing such activ-
ities, by creating anti-crime programs that focus on patterns of  crimi-

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


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