senate Bill S187

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Increases the penalty for assaults involving a sports official

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to codes
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S187 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §120.05, add §240.33, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1052, A829

S187 - Summary

Makes the intentional causing of physical injury to a sports official the class D felony of assault in the second degree; creates class B misdemeanor of aggravated harassment of a sports official when a person, with intent to annoy, harass, threaten or alarm a sports official, strikes or expectorates on such official.

S187 - Sponsor Memo

S187 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E


                             January 5, 2011

Introduced  by  Sens. MAZIARZ, ALESI, FLANAGAN, GOLDEN -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  penal law, in relation to the assault on sports


  Section  1.  Subdivisions 10, 11 and 12 of section 120.05 of the penal
law, subdivision 10 as added by chapter 181 of the laws of 2000,  subdi-
vision  11  as separately amended by chapters 318 and 345 of the laws of
2010 and subdivision 12 as added by chapter 68 of the laws of 2008,  are
amended and a new subdivision 13 is added to read as follows:
  10.  Acting at a place the person knows, or reasonably should know, is
on school grounds and with intent to cause physical injury, he or she:
  (a) causes such injury to an employee of a  school  or  public  school
district; or
  (b)  not  being  a  student  of such school or public school district,
causes physical injury to another, and such other person is a student of
such school who is attending or present for  educational  purposes.  For
purposes  of  this  subdivision the term "school grounds" shall have the
meaning set forth in subdivision fourteen  of  section  220.00  of  this
chapter[.]; OR
  11.  With  intent to cause physical injury to a train operator, ticket
inspector,  conductor,  signalperson,  bus  operator  or  station  agent
employed by any transit agency, authority or company, public or private,
whose  operation is authorized by New York state or any of its political
subdivisions, a city marshal, a  traffic  enforcement  officer,  traffic
enforcement  agent  or sanitation enforcement agent, registered nurse or
licensed practical nurse he or she causes physical injury to such  train
operator,  ticket  inspector,  conductor,  signalperson, bus operator or

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


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