|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 08, 2012||referred to codes|
delivered to assembly
|May 07, 2012||advanced to third reading|
|May 02, 2012||2nd report cal.|
|May 01, 2012||1st report cal.647|
|Jan 30, 2012||referred to codes|
senate Bill S6338
Archive: Last Bill Status - Passed Senate
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6338 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Penal Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §§145.05, 145.10, 155.30, 155.35 & 155.40, Pen L
S6338 - Summary
Enhances criminal penalties for criminal mischief and larceny offenses committed at a place of religious worship.
S6338 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6338 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to criminal mischief and larceny offenses committed at a place of religious worship PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to enhance the criminal penalties for damaging property in any house of worship and to heighten the criminal penalties for stealing or damaging religious objects from within a house of worship or its curtilage. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Adds a new Penal Law section 145.05(3} that relates to criminal mischief in the 3rd Degree. This provision makes it the crime of criminal mischief in the 3rd degree if anyone damages any property, regardless of its nature or value, in any building, structure, or upon the curtilage of such building that is used as a place of religious worship. This type of criminal mischief is a class E felony. Under current law, the property must have a value exceeding $250 or a similar crime had been committed previously by the same person. Section 2: Amends Penal Law section 145.10 that relates to criminal mischief in the 2nd Degree. This provision makes it a crime
S6338 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6338 I N S E N A T E January 30, 2012 ___________ 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 criminal mischief and larceny offenses committed at a place of religious worship THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 145.05 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 276 of the laws of 2003, is amended and a new subdi- vision 3 is added to read as follows: 2. damages property of another person in an amount exceeding two hundred fifty dollars[.]; OR 3. DAMAGES PROPERTY WHICH, REGARDLESS OF ITS NATURE OR VALUE, IS IN ANY BUILDING, STRUCTURE OR UPON THE CURTILAGE OF SUCH BUILDING OR STRUC- TURE USED AS A PLACE OF RELIGIOUS WORSHIP BY A RELIGIOUS CORPORATION, AS INCORPORATED UNDER THE RELIGIOUS CORPORATIONS LAW OR THE EDUCATION LAW. S 2. Section 145.10 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 961 of the laws of 1971, is amended to read as follows: S 145.10 Criminal mischief in the second degree. A person is guilty of criminal mischief in the second degree when with intent to damage property of another person, and having no right to do so nor any reasonable ground to believe that he OR SHE has such right, he OR SHE: 1. damages property of another person in an amount exceeding one thou- sand five hundred dollars[.]; OR 2. DAMAGES PROPERTY WHICH CONSISTS OF A SCROLL, A RELIGIOUS VESTMENT, A VESSEL, AN ITEM COMPRISING A DISPLAY OF RELIGIOUS SYMBOLS WHICH FORMS A REPRESENTATIVE EXPRESSION OF FAITH OR ANY OTHER ITEM KEPT OR USED IN CONNECTION WITH RELIGIOUS WORSHIP IN ANY BUILDING, STRUCTURE OR UPON THE CURTILAGE OF SUCH BUILDING OR STRUCTURE USED AS A PLACE OF RELIGIOUS WORSHIP BY A RELIGIOUS CORPORATION, AS INCORPORATED UNDER THE RELIGIOUS CORPORATIONS LAW OR THE EDUCATION LAW. Criminal mischief in the second degree is a class D felony. S 3. Subdivision 9 of section 155.30 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 479 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows: EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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