senate Bill S5739A

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to unauthorized radio transmissions on certain radio frequencies

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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 03, 2011 signed chap.361
Jul 22, 2011 delivered to governor
Jun 20, 2011 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.513
substituted for a326b
referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1408
Jun 17, 2011 print number 5739a
Jun 17, 2011 amend (t) and recommit to rules
Jun 14, 2011 referred to rules

S5739 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A326
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §190.72, Pen L

S5739 - Summary

Creates the crime of unauthorized radio transmission; prohibits knowingly making a radio transmission on radio frequencies assigned and licensed by the federal communications commission for use by AM and FM radio stations.

S5739 - Sponsor Memo

S5739 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5739

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 14, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SALAND -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to prohibiting illegal  unau-
  thorized radio transmissions on certain radio frequencies

  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 190.72  to
read as follows:
S 190.72 UNAUTHORIZED RADIO TRANSMISSION IN THE SECOND DEGREE.
  A PERSON IS GUILTY OF AN UNAUTHORIZED RADIO TRANSMISSION IN THE SECOND
DEGREE WHEN SUCH PERSON:
  1.  KNOWINGLY  MAKES OR CAUSES TO BE MADE A RADIO TRANSMISSION IN THIS
STATE, ON RADIO FREQUENCIES ASSIGNED AND LICENSED BY THE FEDERAL  COMMU-
NICATIONS  COMMISSION  FOR USE BY AM RADIO STATIONS BETWEEN THE FREQUEN-
CIES OF 530 KHZ TO 1700 KHZ, OR FM RADIO STATIONS BETWEEN  THE  FREQUEN-
CIES  OF  88  MHZ TO 108 MHZ, WITHOUT FIRST HAVING OBTAINED A LICENSE OR
OTHER AUTHORIZATION FROM THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION, OR  DULY
AUTHORIZED FEDERAL AGENCY; OR
  2.  KNOWINGLY  CAUSES,  EITHER DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, INTERFERENCE TO
ANY AM RADIO STATIONS BETWEEN THE FREQUENCIES OF 530 KHZ TO 1700 KHZ, OR
FM RADIO STATIONS BETWEEN THE FREQUENCIES OF 88 MHZ TO 108  MHZ  WITHOUT
AUTHORIZATION  BY  THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION OR DULY AUTHOR-
IZED FEDERAL AGENCY.
  ANY EQUIPMENT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE TRANSMITTING  ANTENNA,
TRANSMITTER, MASTER CONTROL, SERVERS AND COMPUTERS, USED TO PROVIDE SUCH
ILLEGAL  RADIO  TRANSMISSIONS  SHALL  BE  SUBJECT  TO  SEIZURE AND, UPON
CONVICTION, SUBJECT TO DESTRUCTION  PURSUANT  TO  ARTICLE  FOUR  HUNDRED
SEVENTEEN OF THIS CHAPTER.
  UNAUTHORIZED  RADIO  TRANSMISSION  IN  THE  SECOND DEGREE IS A CLASS A
MISDEMEANOR.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13120-01-1

S5739A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A326
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §190.72, Pen L

S5739A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates the crime of unauthorized radio transmission; prohibits knowingly making a radio transmission on radio frequencies assigned and licensed by the federal communications commission for use by AM and FM radio stations.

S5739A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5739A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5739--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 14, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SALAND -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Rules  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to unauthorized radio trans-
  missions

  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 190.72 to
read as follows:
S 190.72 UNAUTHORIZED RADIO TRANSMISSION.
  A PERSON IS GUILTY OF AN UNAUTHORIZED  RADIO  TRANSMISSION  WHEN  SUCH
PERSON KNOWINGLY MAKES OR CAUSES TO BE MADE A RADIO TRANSMISSION IN THIS
STATE,  ON A RADIO FREQUENCY ASSIGNED AND LICENSED BY THE FEDERAL COMMU-
NICATIONS COMMISSION FOR USE BY AMPLITUDE MODULATION (AM) RADIO STATIONS
BETWEEN THE FREQUENCIES OF FIVE HUNDRED THIRTY KILOHERTZ (KHZ) TO SEVEN-
TEEN  HUNDRED  KILOHERTZ  (KHZ),  OR  FREQUENCY  MODULATION  (FM)  RADIO
STATIONS  BETWEEN THE FREQUENCIES OF EIGHTY-EIGHT MEGAHERTZ (MHZ) TO ONE
HUNDRED EIGHT MEGAHERTZ (MHZ), WITHOUT  AUTHORIZATION  OR  HAVING  FIRST
OBTAINED  A  LICENSE  FROM THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION OR DULY
AUTHORIZED FEDERAL AGENCY, IN VIOLATION OF FEDERAL LAW.
  UNAUTHORIZED RADIO TRANSMISSION IS A CLASS A MISDEMEANOR.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13120-03-1

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