senate Bill S618

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Defenses against patronizing a prostitute

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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view actions (7)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 22, 2012 referred to codes
Jun 21, 2012 delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1524
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 04, 2012 referred to codes
Jan 05, 2011 referred to codes

S618 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง230.07, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S8109, A11214

S618 - Summary

Establishes an affirmative defense against patronizing a prostitute.

S618 - Sponsor Memo

S618 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E


                             January 5, 2011

Introduced  by  Sen.  KLEIN  -- 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 defenses against patroniz-
  ing a prostitute


  Section  1.  Section 230.07 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 74
of the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows:
S 230.07 Patronizing a prostitute; defense.
  In any prosecution for patronizing a prostitute in the first or second
degrees, it is [a] AN AFFIRMATIVE defense that  the  defendant  did  not
have reasonable grounds to believe that the person was less than the age
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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


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