senate Bill S2950

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to arson in the first degree

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 31, 2012 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 30, 2012 advanced to third reading
Jan 24, 2012 2nd report cal.
Jan 23, 2012 1st report cal.103
Jan 04, 2012 referred to codes
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 02, 2011 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 23, 2011 advanced to third reading
May 18, 2011 2nd report cal.
May 17, 2011 1st report cal.723
Feb 03, 2011 referred to codes

Votes

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Jan 23, 2012 - Codes committee Vote

S2950
15
1
committee
15
Aye
1
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 17, 2011 - Codes committee Vote

S2950
15
1
committee
15
Aye
1
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S2950 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10424
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง150.20, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S503, A5917
2011-2012: A5474

S2950 - Summary

Establishes a person is guilty of arson in the first degree when he intentionally damages a building or motor vehicle by causing an explosion or a fire and when such explosion or fire is accelerated by use of ignitable liquid or flammable gas.

S2950 - Sponsor Memo

S2950 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2950

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- 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 arson in the first degree

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1. Section 150.20 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 950
of the laws of 1984, is amended to read as follows:
S 150.20 Arson in the first degree.
  1. A person is guilty of arson in the  first  degree  when  he  inten-
tionally  damages a building or motor vehicle by causing an explosion or
a fire and when (a) such explosion or fire is caused by  OR  ACCELERATED
BY  USE  OF  IGNITABLE  LIQUID  OR FLAMMABLE GAS OR an incendiary device
propelled, thrown [or], placed OR  OTHERWISE  DISPERSED  OR  DISTRIBUTED
inside or near such building or motor vehicle; or when such explosion or
fire  is  caused  by an explosive; or when such explosion or fire either
(i) causes serious physical  injury  to  another  person  other  than  a
participant,  or (ii) the explosion or fire was caused with the expecta-
tion or receipt of financial advantage or pecuniary profit by the actor;
and when (b) another person who is not a participant  in  the  crime  is
present  in  such  building  or  motor  vehicle at the time; and (c) the
defendant knows that fact or the circumstances are such as to render the
presence of such person therein a reasonable possibility.
  2. As used in this section, "incendiary  device"  means  a  [breakable
container]   DEVICE   designed   to  [explode  or]  produce  uncontained
combustion [upon impact, containing flammable liquid and having  a  wick
or  a  similar  device  capable of being ignited] OR USED AS A SOURCE OF
IGNITION.
  Arson in the first degree is a class A-I felony.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day  after  it  shall
have become a law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02102-01-1

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