senate Bill S7020

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Raises the age of criminal responsibility to eighteen; repealer

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 23, 2012 referred to codes


S7020 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §725.20 sub 2 ¶(f), amd CP L, generally; amd §§507-d & 530, Exec L; amd §§117, 158, 301.2, 305.1, 305.2, 311.1 & 352.2, add §§325.5 & 353.7, Fam Ct Act; amd §§10.00, 30.00. 60.10, 70.05 & 70.30, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S1409, A3668
2015-2016: S1019, A2774
2017-2018: S4121, A4935

S7020 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Raises the age of criminal responsibility to eighteen years of age.

S7020 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7020 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 23, 2012

Introduced  by  Sen.  MONTGOMERY  -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the criminal procedure law, the executive law, the fami-
  ly court act and the penal law, in relation  to  raising  the  age  of
  criminal responsibility; and to repeal certain provisions of the crim-
  inal procedure law, relating thereto


  Section 1.  Subdivision 42 of section 1.20 of the  criminal  procedure
law,  as amended by chapter 7 of the laws of 2007, is amended to read as
  42. "Juvenile offender" means, WHERE PROSECUTION IS AUTHORIZED BY LAW,
325.5  OF  THE FAMILY COURT ACT: (1) a person, thirteen years old who is
criminally responsible for acts constituting murder in the second degree
as defined in subdivisions one and two of section 125.25  of  the  penal
law,  or  such  conduct as a sexually motivated felony, where authorized
pursuant to section 130.91 of the penal law; and (2) a  person  fourteen
[or], fifteen, SIXTEEN, OR SEVENTEEN years old who is criminally respon-
sible  for  acts constituting the crimes defined in subdivisions one and
two of section 125.25 (murder in the second degree) and  in  subdivision
three  of such section provided that the underlying crime for the murder
charge is one for which such person is criminally  responsible;  section
135.25  (kidnapping  in  the  first  degree); 150.20 (arson in the first
degree); subdivisions one and two of  section  120.10  (assault  in  the
first  degree);  125.20 (manslaughter in the first degree); subdivisions
one and two of section 130.35 (rape in the first  degree);  subdivisions
one and two of section 130.50 (criminal sexual act in the first degree);
130.70  (aggravated  sexual abuse in the first degree); 140.30 (burglary
in the first degree); subdivision one of section 140.25 (burglary in the
second degree); 150.15 (arson in the second degree); 160.15 (robbery  in
the  first  degree);  subdivision  two of section 160.10 (robbery in the
second degree) of the penal law; or section 265.03  of  the  penal  law,
where  such  machine gun or such firearm is possessed on school grounds,

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


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