senate Bill S1926

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Removes requirement that person be informed of the consequences of such act to be guilty of the crime of false personation; raises penalty from class B to class A

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to codes
Jan 14, 2011 referred to codes

S1926 - Details

Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง190.23, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:

S1926 - Summary

Removes requirement that person be informed of the consequences of such act to be guilty of the crime of false personation; raises penalty for false personation from a class B to a class A misdemeanor.

S1926 - Sponsor Memo

S1926 - 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 14, 2011

Introduced  by  Sen.  ALESI  -- 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 false  perso-


  Section 1. Section 190.23 of the penal law, as added by chapter 69  of
the laws of 1997, is amended to read as follows:
S 190.23 False personation.
  A  person is guilty of false personation when [after being informed of
the consequences of such act,] he or she knowingly misrepresents his  or
her  actual  name, date of birth or address to a police officer or peace
officer with intent to prevent such police officer or peace officer from
ascertaining such information.
  False personation is a class [B] A misdemeanor.
  S 2. 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.


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