senate Bill S1741

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Creates the crime of facilitating a sex offense through electronic communication

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    • Passed Assembly
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Jan 04, 2012 referred to codes
Jan 12, 2011 referred to codes

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S1741 - Details

Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §130.93, amd §120.40, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2108

S1741 - Summary

Creates the crime of facilitating a sex offense through electronic communication, a class D felony; defines electronic communication to include the transfer of electronic communication through the internet.

S1741 - Sponsor Memo

S1741 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1741

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 12, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  GOLDEN, DeFRANCISCO, LAVALLE, RANZENHOFER -- 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 the crime of facilitating
  a sex offense through electronic communication

  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 130.93 to
read as follows:
S 130.93 FACILITATING A SEX OFFENSE THROUGH ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION.
  A PERSON IS GUILTY OF FACILITATING A SEX  OFFENSE  THROUGH  ELECTRONIC
COMMUNICATION  WHEN,  WITH  INTENT  TO CAUSE SEXUAL CONTACT WITH ANOTHER
PERSON, HE OR SHE KNOWINGLY ENCOURAGES, SUGGESTS, ORDERS, AIDS OR OTHER-
WISE PARTICIPATES THROUGH ELECTRONIC  COMMUNICATION  WITH  ONE  OR  MORE
PERSONS  TO  ENGAGE  IN  A  SEX  OFFENSE AS DEFINED IN THIS ARTICLE WITH
ANOTHER PERSON.
  FACILITATING A SEX OFFENSE THROUGH ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION IS A CLASS
D FELONY.
  S 2. Section 120.40 of the penal law is amended by adding a new subdi-
vision 6 to read as follows:
  6. "ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION" MEANS ANY TRANSFER  OF  SIGNS,  SIGNALS,
WRITINGS,  IMAGES, SOUNDS, DATA, OR INTELLIGENCE OF ANY NATURE TRANSMIT-
TED IN WHOLE OR IN PART BY A WIRE, RADIO,  ELECTROMAGNETIC,  PHOTO-ELEC-
TRONIC,  OR PHOTO-OPTICAL SYSTEM. ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION INCLUDES, BUT
IS NOT LIMITED TO, THE TRANSFER OF THAT COMMUNICATION THROUGH THE INTER-
NET.
  S 3. 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.
                                                           LBD04238-01-1

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