senate Bill S6773

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to enhancing penalties and protecting victims of crimes of domestic violence

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May 30, 2012 reported and committed to finance
Mar 21, 2012 referred to codes

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May 30, 2012 - Codes committee Vote

S6773
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committee
14
Aye
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Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
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Excused
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S6773 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§240.30, 240.31, 120.05, 121.12, 120.13, 215.51, 60.35, 215.52 & 70.02, add §240.29, Pen L; amd §510.30, CP L

S6773 - Summary

Relates to enhancing penalties and protecting victims of crimes of domestic violence.

S6773 - Sponsor Memo

S6773 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6773

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 21, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  SALAND,  GOLDEN,  LANZA -- 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 enhancing  punishment  for
  crimes  involving  domestic violence; and to amend the criminal proce-
  dure law, in relation to the consideration  of  certain  factors  when
  determining the issuance of an order of recognizance or bail

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 4 of  section  240.30  of  the  penal  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  510  of  the  laws  of 2008, is amended to read as
follows:
  4. Commits the crime of harassment  in  the  first  degree  OR  SECOND
DEGREE  and  has previously been convicted of the crime of harassment in
the first degree OR SECOND DEGREE as defined by section 240.25 OR 240.26
of this article within the preceding ten years.
  S 2. The section heading, opening paragraph and closing  paragraph  of
section 240.31 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 49 of the laws of
2006, are amended to read as follows:
  [Aggravated] BIAS RELATED AGGRAVATED harassment [in the first degree].
  A person is guilty of BIAS RELATED aggravated harassment [in the first
degree]  when  with  intent  to harass, annoy, threaten or alarm another
person, because of a belief or perception regarding such person's  race,
color,  national origin, ancestry, gender, religion, religious practice,
age, disability or sexual orientation, regardless of whether the  belief
or perception is correct, he or she:
  [Aggravated]  BIAS RELATED AGGRAVATED harassment [in the first degree]
is a class E felony.
  S 3. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 240.29  to  read
as follows:
S 240.29 AGGRAVATED HARASSMENT IN THE FIRST DEGREE.
  A PERSON IS GUILTY OF A AGGRAVATED HARASSMENT IN THE FIRST DEGREE WHEN
WITH  INTENT  TO HARASS, ANNOY, THREATEN, OR ALARM ANOTHER PERSON, HE OR
SHE COMMITS THE CRIME OF AGGRAVATED HARASSMENT IN THE SECOND  DEGREE  IN
THE  MANNER PROSCRIBED BY THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION ONE, TWO OR FOUR

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

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