senate Bill S5642

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Establishes the offense of assault on an elected official

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to codes
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S5642 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง120.09, Pen L

S5642 - Summary

Establishes the offense of assault on an elected official, a class C felony.

S5642 - Sponsor Memo

S5642 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5642

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 8, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ADAMS  -- 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 establishing  the  offense
  of assault on an elected official

  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 a new section 120.09  to
read as follows:
S 120.09 ASSAULT ON AN ELECTED OFFICIAL.
  1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM "ELECTED OFFICIAL" SHALL
MEAN  ANY PERSON WHO HOLDS A POSITION WITHIN ANY LEVEL OF STATE OR LOCAL
GOVERNMENT AFTER BEING ELECTED AT A GENERAL OR SPECIAL ELECTION.
  2. A PERSON IS GUILTY OF ASSAULT ON AN  ELECTED  OFFICIAL  WHEN,  WITH
INTENT TO CAUSE SERIOUS PHYSICAL INJURY TO A PERSON WHOM HE OR SHE KNOWS
OR  REASONABLY  SHOULD  KNOW  TO  BE  AN ELECTED OFFICIAL ENGAGED IN THE
COURSE OF PERFORMING HIS OR HER OFFICIAL DUTIES, HE OR SHE CAUSES  SERI-
OUS PHYSICAL INJURY TO SUCH ELECTED OFFICIAL.
  ASSAULT ON AN ELECTED OFFICIAL IS A CLASS C FELONY.
  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.
                                                           LBD11996-01-1

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