|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to codes|
|Jan 13, 2011||referred to codes|
senate Bill S1842
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1842 - Details
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Penal Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §240.31, add §60.31, Pen L; amd §§502 & 510, V & T L
- Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1842 - Summary
Includes bias-related graffiti in crime of aggravated harassment in the first degree; makes provisions authorizing the court in sentencing a person for bias-related graffiti to participate in a diversity training program and/or to suspend the driving license of such person; makes related provisions.
S1842 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1842 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law and the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to bias-related graffiti SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of this bill amends Section 240.31 of the Penal Law by adding a new subdivision 1-a. This subdivision adds the language "etches, paints, covers, draws upon or otherwise places a mark upon public or private property" to the crime of aggravated harassment in the first degree. Section 2 amends the Penal Law by adding a new section 60.31, which allows the court to order the person convicted of the offense defined in Section 1 to participate in a diversity training program, at his/her expense. Section 3 amends Section 502 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law by adding a new subdivision 8, which requires that the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles not issue a driver's license to any person convicted of the offense defined in Section 1 until such time as imposed by the sentencing court has elapsed.
S1842 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1842 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 13, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sens. OPPENHEIMER, DIAZ, PARKER, SAMPSON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes AN ACT to amend the penal law and the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to bias-related graffiti THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 240.31 of the penal law is amended by adding a new subdivision 1-a to read as follows: 1-A. ETCHES, PAINTS, COVERS, DRAWS UPON OR OTHERWISE PLACES A MARK UPON PUBLIC OR PRIVATE PROPERTY; OR S 2. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 60.31 to read as follows: S 60.31 AUTHORIZED DISPOSITION; AGGRAVATED HARASSMENT IN THE FIRST DEGREE. WHEN A PERSON IS CONVICTED OF AN OFFENSE DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION ONE-A OF SECTION 240.31 OF THIS CHAPTER, OR OF AN ATTEMPT TO COMMIT SUCH AN OFFENSE, OR OF A LESSER INCLUDED OFFENSE, IN ADDITION TO ANY OTHER SENTENCE IMPOSED OR AS A CONDITION OF PROBATION OR CONDITIONAL DISCHARGE: (1) THE COURT MAY ORDER SUCH PERSON TO PARTICIPATE IN, AT HIS OWN EXPENSE, A DIVERSITY TRAINING PROGRAM THAT IS DESIGNED TO OVERCOME DISCRIMINATION, PREJUDICE AND INTOLERANCE, AND THAT PROMOTES COMMUNI- CATION, UNDERSTANDING AND RESPECT AMONG DIVERSE RACIAL, RELIGIOUS AND ETHNIC GROUPS AND/OR (2) MAY SUSPEND SUCH INDIVIDUAL'S DRIVER'S LICENSE OR PRIVILEGE TO DRIVE IN THIS STATE FOR A PERIOD OF UP TO ONE YEAR, OR, IN THE EVENT SUCH INDIVIDUAL DOES NOT HAVE A DRIVER'S LICENSE, THE COURT MAY DELAY THE GRANTING OF A DRIVER'S LICENSE FOR A PERIOD OF UP TO ONE YEAR. S 3. Section 502 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new subdivision 8 to read as follows: EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD06223-01-1
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