senate Bill S6338

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Enhances criminal penalties for criminal mischief and larceny offenses committed at a place of religious worship

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 08, 2012 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
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

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S6338 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9288
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง145.05, 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

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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