senate Bill S4194

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Increases the penalty for robbery of property from a bank; makes the crime a class C felony

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 21, 2012 referred to banks
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 07, 2012 advanced to third reading
May 02, 2012 2nd report cal.
May 01, 2012 1st report cal.643
Jan 09, 2012 reported and committed to codes
Jan 04, 2012 referred to banks
returned to senate
died in assembly
Apr 06, 2011 referred to banks
Apr 05, 2011 delivered to assembly
passed senate
Apr 04, 2011 advanced to third reading
Mar 31, 2011 2nd report cal.
Mar 30, 2011 1st report cal.283
Mar 23, 2011 referred to banks

Votes

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May 1, 2012 - Codes committee Vote

S4194
13
2
committee
13
Aye
2
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jan 9, 2012 - Banks committee Vote

S4194
17
0
committee
17
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Mar 30, 2011 - Banks committee Vote

S4194
18
0
committee
18
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S4194 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6872
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Banking Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§592 & 592-a, Bank L; amd §160.10, Pen L

S4194 - Bill Texts

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Increases the penalty for robbery of property from a bank; makes the crime a class C felony.

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BILL NUMBER:S4194

TITLE OF BILL:

An act
to amend the banking law and the
penal law, in relation to increasing the penalty for
robbery of property from a bank

PURPOSE:

To increase the penalties for robbery of a banking institution.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Sections 1 and 2 of the bill amend Sections 592(2) and 592-a(2) of the
Banking Law, respectively, to expand the list of felony offenses for
which the Superintendent of Banks may refuse to issue a license to a
mortgage banker or a certificate to a mortgage broker.

Section 3 of the bill adds a new subdivision 4 to Section 160.10 of the
Penal Law to expand the crime of robbery in the second degree to
include property stolen from a banking institution.

EXISTING LAW:

There are no separate provisions which relate to the specific crime of
bank robbery.

JUSTIFICATION:

Over the past decade,. there has been an increase in the number of
bank robberies committed throughout the State, especially crimes in
which threatening notes and comments are made to bank tellers in
conjunction with the robbery. Not only does this crime place
employees and customers at risk, it imposes increased costs on all
consumers.

One continuing problem is the apparent perception among many criminals
that this is a relatively easy type of crime which is not punished as
seriously as other types of crimes. By increasing the penalties for
bank robbery, this legislation seeks to help address this problem.
The bill would establish meaningful penalties to serve as an
effective deterrent and as an appropriate level of punishment.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

See S.2744 of 2007-08

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:


The first of November next succeeding the date on which it shall have
become a law.

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

                                  4194

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 23, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  GRIFFO, FARLEY -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Banks

AN ACT to amend the banking law  and  the  penal  law,  in  relation  to
  increasing the penalty for robbery of property from a bank

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 592 of the banking law, as amended
by chapter 472 of the laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows:
  2. The superintendent may refuse to issue a license pursuant  to  this
article if he or she shall find that the applicant, or any person who is
a  director,  officer, partner, agent, employee, substantial stockholder
of the applicant, consultant or person having a  relationship  with  the
applicant  similar  to  a  consultant, (a) has been convicted of a crime
involving an activity which is a felony  under  this  chapter  or  under
article  one hundred fifty-five, one hundred seventy, one hundred seven-
ty-five, one hundred seventy-six, one hundred eighty, one hundred eight-
y-five, one hundred eighty-seven, one hundred ninety, two  hundred,  two
hundred  ten  or  four  hundred  seventy, OR SUBDIVISION FOUR OF SECTION
160.10 of the penal law or any comparable felony under the laws  of  any
other  state  or  the United States, provided that such crime would be a
felony if committed and prosecuted under the laws of this state  or  (b)
has  had  a license or registration revoked by the superintendent or (c)
has been a director, partner, or substantial stockholder  of  an  entity
which has had a license or registration revoked by the superintendent or
(d) has been an agent, employee or officer of an entity, or a consultant
to,  or  person having had a similar relationship with, any entity which
has had a license or registration revoked by  the  superintendent  where
such  person shall have been found by the superintendent to bear respon-
sibility in connection with the revocation. The term "substantial stock-
holder", as used in this subdivision, shall be  deemed  to  refer  to  a

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09146-02-1

S. 4194                             2

person  owning  or  controlling directly or indirectly ten per centum or
more of the total outstanding stock of a corporation.
  S  2. Subdivision 2 of section 592-a of the banking law, as amended by
chapter 472 of the laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows:
  2. The superintendent may refuse to issue a  certificate  pursuant  to
this  article  if he or she shall find that the applicant, or any person
who is a director, officer, partner, agent, employee, substantial stock-
holder of the applicant, consultant or person having a relationship with
the applicant similar to a consultant, (a) has been convicted of a crime
involving an activity which is a felony  under  this  chapter  or  under
article  one hundred fifty-five, one hundred seventy, one hundred seven-
ty-five, one hundred seventy-six, one hundred eighty, one hundred eight-
y-five, one hundred eighty-seven, one hundred ninety, two  hundred,  two
hundred  ten  or  four  hundred  seventy, OR SUBDIVISION FOUR OF SECTION
160.10 of the penal law or any comparable felony under the laws  of  any
other  state  or  the United States, provided that such crime would be a
felony if committed and prosecuted under the laws of this state  or  (b)
has  had  a license or registration revoked by the superintendent or (c)
has been a director, partner, or substantial stockholder  of  an  entity
which has had a license or registration revoked by the superintendent or
(d) has been an agent, employee or officer of an entity, or a consultant
to,  or  person having had a similar relationship with, any entity which
has had a license or registration revoked by  the  superintendent  where
such  person shall have been found by the superintendent to bear respon-
sibility in connection with the revocation. The term "substantial stock-
holder", as used in this subdivision, shall be  deemed  to  refer  to  a
person  owning  or  controlling directly or indirectly ten per centum or
more of the total outstanding stock of a corporation.
  S 3. Subdivision 3 of section 160.10 of the penal  law,  as  added  by
chapter  308  of the laws of 1995, is amended and a new subdivision 4 is
added to read as follows:
  3. The property consists of a motor vehicle, as defined in section one
hundred twenty-five of the vehicle and traffic law[.]; OR
  4. THE PROPERTY IS STOLEN FROM A BANK, TRUST  COMPANY,  SAVINGS  BANK,
SAFE  DEPOSIT  COMPANY, SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION OR CREDIT UNION, AS
SUCH TERMS ARE DEFINED IN SECTION TWO OF THE  BANKING  LAW,  OR  FROM  A
FOREIGN  BANKING  CORPORATION  LICENSED  PURSUANT  TO ARTICLE TWO OF THE
BANKING LAW, OR FROM A BANK, TRUST COMPANY, SAVINGS  BANK,  SAVINGS  AND
LOAN  ASSOCIATION,  CREDIT UNION OR FOREIGN BANKING CORPORATION WHICH IS
INCORPORATED, CHARTERED, ORGANIZED OR LICENSED UNDER  THE  LAWS  OF  ANY
OTHER  STATE  OR THE UNITED STATES AND WHICH MAINTAINS BRANCH OFFICES IN
THIS STATE.
  S 4. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.

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