senate Bill S1842

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Includes bias-related graffiti in crime of aggravated harassment in the first degree

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to codes
Jan 13, 2011 referred to codes

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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:
S3304

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

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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