senate Bill S6489

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Establishes the crime of concealment of a death

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Apr 30, 2012 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Apr 25, 2012 advanced to third reading
Apr 19, 2012 2nd report cal.
Apr 18, 2012 1st report cal.496
Feb 15, 2012 referred to codes

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S6489 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9358
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Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง190.18, Pen L

S6489 - Bill Texts

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Establishes the crime of concealment of a death when a person knowingly moves or otherwise conceals a human corpse so that discovery of the death of such person will be hindered; makes such crime a class D felony.

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BILL NUMBER:S6489

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the penal law, in relation to establishing the crime
of concealment of a death

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To establish the crime of concealment of a death.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section one identifies this law as "Amanda Lynn's Law."

Section two provides that a person is guilty of concealment of a death
when he or she knowingly moves or otherwise conceals a human corpse
so that discovery of the death of such person will be hindered.
Concealment of a death is a class D felony.

Section three provides the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
Current law regulates the manner in which funeral directors, medical
professionals and cemeteries can dispose of a human body and/or its
remains.
Disposal of a dead body without the authority of a burial or removal
permit is a misdemeanor. This is inadequate to address situations
where a body is moved or concealed so that discovery of the person's
death will be hindered.
Moving a body with such odious intentions is a serious crime deserving
of an elevated penalty. This bill is named for Amanda L. Wienckowski,
who died tragically in 2008.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
The crime of concealment of a death is included in S.5862A of 2012.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the 180 day after it shall have become a
law.

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

                                  6489

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 15, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GRISANTI -- 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 establishing the crime  of
  concealment of a death

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as "Amanda  Lynn's
Law".
  S  2.  The penal law is amended by adding a new section 190.18 to read
as follows:
S 190.18 CONCEALMENT OF A DEATH.
  A PERSON IS GUILTY OF CONCEALMENT OF A DEATH WHEN HE OR SHE  KNOWINGLY
MOVES  OR  OTHERWISE  CONCEALS  A  HUMAN CORPSE SO THAT DISCOVERY OF THE
DEATH OF SUCH PERSON WILL BE HINDERED.
  CONCEALMENT OF A DEATH IS A CLASS D FELONY.
  S 3. 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.
                                                           LBD14614-01-2

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