senate Bill S4222

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Includes harassment, sexual misconduct, forcible touching, sexual abuse, stalking and criminal mischief within offenses which may constitute domestic violence

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A627 -


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 13, 2011 signed chap.11
Apr 01, 2011 delivered to governor
Mar 30, 2011 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.291
substituted for s4222
Mar 30, 2011 substituted by a627
ordered to third reading cal.291
Mar 29, 2011 reported and committed to rules
Mar 23, 2011 referred to social services

Votes

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Mar 30, 2011 - Rules committee Vote

S4222
22
0
committee
22
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
1
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Mar 29, 2011 - Social Services committee Vote

S4222
6
0
committee
6
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Social Services Committee Vote: Mar 29, 2011

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S4222 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A627
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง459-a, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S7496, A10440B

S4222 - Summary

Includes aggravated harassment, sexual misconduct, forcible touching, sexual abuse, stalking, criminal mischief, criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation, and strangulation within the criminal offenses which may constitute domestic violence for the purposes of domestic violence prevention; and includes unrelated persons in an "intimate relationship" within the definition of "family or household members" for purposes of domestic violence prevention.

S4222 - Sponsor Memo

S4222 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4222

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 23, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. SALAND, HASSELL-THOMPSON -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Social
  Services

AN  ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to the definitions
  of "victim of domestic violence" and "family  and  household  members"
  for the purposes of domestic violence prevention

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

  Section 1. Subdivisions 1  and  2  of  section  459-a  of  the  social
services  law,  as added by chapter 838 of the laws of 1987, are amended
to read as follows:
  1.  "Victim of domestic violence" means any person  over  the  age  of
sixteen,  any  married  person  or  any parent accompanied by his or her
minor child or children in situations  in  which  such  person  or  such
person's  child is a victim of an act which would constitute a violation
of the penal law, including, but not limited to acts constituting disor-
derly conduct, harassment,  AGGRAVATED  HARASSMENT,  SEXUAL  MISCONDUCT,
FORCIBLE  TOUCHING, SEXUAL ABUSE, STALKING, CRIMINAL MISCHIEF, menacing,
reckless endangerment,  kidnapping,  assault,  attempted  assault,  [or]
attempted  murder,  CRIMINAL  OBSTRUCTION  OF  BREATHING OR BLOOD CIRCU-
LATION, OR STRANGULATION; and
  (i)  such act or acts have resulted in actual  physical  or  emotional
injury  or have created a substantial risk of physical or emotional harm
to such person or such person's child; and
  (ii)  such act or acts are or are alleged to have been committed by  a
family or household member.
  2.  "Family or household members" mean the following individuals:
  (a)  persons related by consanguinity or affinity;
  (b)  persons legally married to one another;
  (c)    persons  formerly  married to one another regardless of whether
they still reside in the same household;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03080-01-1

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