|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to codes|
|Jan 10, 2011||referred to codes|
senate Bill S1615
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1615 - Details
- Law Section:
- Penal Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §130.65, Pen L
- Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1615 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1615 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to sexual abuse of a person under the age of thirteen PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA: This bill would strengthen New York State's criminal laws that relate to pedophiles by rendering a person guilty of sexual abuse in the first degree when that person is 18 years old or older and subjects a victim less than 13 years old to sexual contact. Section One of this bill would amend Section 130.65 of the penal law, as amended by Chapter 1 of the Laws of 2000, by providing that a person is guilty of sexual abuse in the first degree when he or she is eighteen years old or more and subjects another person to sexual contact who is less that thirteen years old. Section Two of this bill would provide for the effective date. JUSTIFICATION: In 2001, the New York State Legislature enacted the Sexual Assault Reform Act. Among the changes made to the Penal Law at that time were amendments to Rape in the First Degree, Section 130.35(4) and Criminal Sexual Act (formerly Sodomy) in the First Degree, Section 130.50(4).
S1615 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1615 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 10, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SAVINO -- 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 sexual abuse of a person under the age of thirteen THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 130.65 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 1 of the laws of 2000, is amended to read as follows: S 130.65 Sexual abuse in the first degree. A person is guilty of sexual abuse in the first degree when he or she subjects another person to sexual contact: 1. By forcible compulsion; or 2. When the other person is incapable of consent by reason of being physically helpless; or 3. When the other person is less than eleven years old; OR 4. WHEN THE OTHER PERSON IS LESS THAN THIRTEEN YEARS OLD AND THE ACTOR IS EIGHTEEN YEARS OLD OR MORE. Sexual abuse in the first degree is a class D felony. S 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall have become a law. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD05662-01-1
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