senate Bill S645

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides that sentence for commission of certain provisions of murder in the first degree is death or life without parole

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to codes
Jan 05, 2011 referred to codes

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S645 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8390A
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§60.06 & 70.00, Pen L; amd §400.27, CP L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S2747, A1070
2011-2012: A871

S645 - Summary

Provides that the sentence for committing murder in the first degree when the victim is a police officer, peace officer or correction officer shall be either death or life imprisonment without parole.

S645 - Sponsor Memo

S645 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   645

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. GOLDEN, LAVALLE, MAZIARZ, RANZENHOFER -- read twice
  and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
  on Codes

AN ACT to amend the  penal  law  and  the  criminal  procedure  law,  in
  relation  to  sentencing  for  the commission of certain provisions of
  murder in the first degree

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Section 60.06 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 482
of the laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows:
S 60.06 Authorized disposition; murder in the  first  degree  offenders;
          aggravated  murder  offenders;  certain  murder  in the second
          degree  offenders;  certain  terrorism   offenders;   criminal
          possession  of  a  chemical weapon or biological weapon offen-
          ders; criminal use of a chemical weapon or  biological  weapon
          offenders.
  When a defendant is convicted of murder in the first degree as defined
in  section  125.27 of this chapter, the court shall, in accordance with
the provisions of section 400.27 of the criminal procedure law, sentence
the defendant to death, to life imprisonment without parole  in  accord-
ance  with subdivision five of section 70.00 of this title, or to a term
of imprisonment for a class A-I felony other than  a  sentence  of  life
imprisonment without parole, in accordance with subdivisions one through
three  of  section  70.00  of  this title. When a person is convicted of
murder in the second degree as defined in subdivision  five  of  section
125.25  of  this chapter or of the crime of aggravated murder as defined
in subdivision one of section 125.26 of this chapter, OR OF THE CRIME OF
MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE AS DEFINED  IN  SUBPARAGRAPH  (I),  (II),  OR
(III)  OF  PARAGRAPH  (A)  OF  SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION 125.27 OF THIS
CHAPTER AND THE SENTENCE  OF  DEATH  IS  NOT  IMPOSED  the  court  shall

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

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