|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to codes|
|Jan 14, 2011||referred to codes|
senate Bill S2006
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S2006 - Details
- Law Section:
- Penal Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add §§260.35 & 260.40, Pen L
- Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2006 - Summary
Establishes the class B misdemeanor of failure to report sexual assault of a child, when being 18 years old or older, a person witnesses the commission of sexual assault of a child under 16 years of age and fails to report such assault to law enforcement officials within 24 hours of witnessing the assault.
S2006 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S2006 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to failure to report a sexual assault of a child PURPOSE: To establish the failure to report sexual assault of a child as a Class B misdemeanor. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The Penal Law is amended by adding two new sections 260.35 and 260.40. Section 260.35 defines "sexual assault" for the purposes of this article. Section 260.40 establishes the crime of failure to report sexual assault of a child as a Class B misdemeanor. A person is guilty of failure to report sexual assault of a child when he, being eighteen years old or older, knowingly witnesses the sexual assault of a child less than sixteen years old, and fails to report such assault within twenty-four hours. Such report is to be made to a police officer, district attorney or law enforcement official within the county or city in which such assault was committed.
S2006 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2006 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 14, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SKELOS -- 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 failure to report a sexual assault of a child 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 two new sections 260.35 and 260.40 to read as follows: S 260.35 SEXUAL ASSAULT; DEFINED. FOR THE PURPOSES OF SECTION 260.40 OF THIS ARTICLE, "SEXUAL ASSAULT" MEANS THE COMMISSION OF: 1. A SEX OFFENSE DEFINED IN ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED THIRTY OF THIS CHAP- TER; 2. A SEXUAL PERFORMANCE BY A CHILD DEFINED IN ARTICLE TWO HUNDRED SIXTY-THREE OF THIS CHAPTER; OR 3. INCEST AS DEFINED IN SECTION 255.25 OF THIS CHAPTER. S 260.40 FAILURE TO REPORT A SEXUAL ASSAULT OF A CHILD. A PERSON IS GUILTY OF FAILURE TO REPORT A SEXUAL ASSAULT OF A CHILD WHEN HE OR SHE, BEING EIGHTEEN YEARS OLD OR OLDER, KNOWINGLY WITNESSES THE COMMISSION OF A SEXUAL ASSAULT OF A CHILD LESS THAN SIXTEEN YEARS OLD, AND FAILS TO REPORT SUCH ASSAULT WITHIN TWENTY-FOUR HOURS OF THE WITNESSED COMMISSION THEREOF TO A POLICE OFFICER, DISTRICT ATTORNEY OR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIAL WITHIN THE COUNTY OR CITY IN WHICH SUCH ASSAULT WAS COMMITTED. FAILURE TO REPORT A SEXUAL ASSAULT OF A CHILD IS A CLASS B MISDEMEA- NOR. 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. LBD06197-01-1
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