senate Bill S953

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Establishes the crime of criminal sale of an internet domain name to a terrorist group, a class A misdemeanor

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May 22, 2012 reported and committed to codes
Jan 04, 2012 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
Jan 05, 2011 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs

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May 22, 2012 - Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs committee Vote

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S953 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A49
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §490.60, Pen L; amd §709, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S571, A8078

S953 - Bill Texts

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Establishes the crime of criminal sale of an internet domain name to a terrorist group or organization listed by the office of homeland security as posing a terrorist threat, a class A misdemeanor.

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BILL NUMBER:S953

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the penal law and the executive law, in relation to
establishing the crime of criminal sale of an internet domain name to a
terrorist group

PURPOSE:
This bill establishes the crime of criminal sale of an
Internet domain name to a terrorist group.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
The penal law is amended by adding a new
section 490.60 to establish the crime of criminal sale of an Internet
domain name to a terrorist group.

The New York State Office of Homeland Security will compile, update
and maintain a list of organizations who engage in or pose a
terrorist threat.

Criminal sale of an Internet domain name to a terrorist group is a
class A misdemeanor.

JUSTIFICATION:
A study conducted by the Intelligence and Terrorism
Information Center at Israel's Center concluded that the importance
of the Internet as a means of marketing terrorism became
significantly greater after September 11. The Web makes it relatively
easy for terrorists and their supporters to evade detection and
disseminate their messages and plans.

This legislation seeks to make more difficult in New York State for
known terrorist organizations to obtain the domain space necessary to
spread their message by establishing the crime of criminal sale of an
Internet domain name to a terrorist group.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.6404 of 2006; S.631 of 2007/2008; S.571 of 2009/10

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the first of November
next succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.

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

                                   953

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MARCELLINO  -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Veterans,  Homeland
  Security and Military Affairs

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  penal law and the executive law, in relation to
  establishing the crime of criminal sale of an internet domain name  to
  a terrorist group

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

  Section 1. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 490.60  to
read as follows:
S 490.60 CRIMINAL SALE OF AN INTERNET DOMAIN NAME TO A TERRORIST GROUP.
  A  PERSON  IS  GUILTY OF CRIMINAL SALE OF AN INTERNET DOMAIN NAME TO A
TERRORIST GROUP WHEN HE OR  SHE  KNOWINGLY  SELLS  OR  PROVIDES  WITHOUT
CHARGE  AN INTERNET DOMAIN NAME TO ANY ORGANIZATION INCLUDED ON THE LIST
OF ORGANIZATIONS ENGAGED IN TERRORIST ACTIVITIES OR WHO POSE A TERRORIST
THREAT COMPILED, MAINTAINED AND UPDATED BY THE STATE OFFICE OF  HOMELAND
SECURITY  PURSUANT  TO PARAGRAPH (T) OF SUBDIVISION TWO OF SECTION SEVEN
HUNDRED NINE OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW.
  CRIMINAL SALE OF AN INTERNET DOMAIN NAME TO A  TERRORIST  GROUP  IS  A
CLASS A MISDEMEANOR.
  S  2.  Paragraphs  (s), (t) and (u) of subdivision 2 of section 709 of
the executive law, paragraph (s) as amended and paragraph (t)  as  added
by  section  14  and  paragraph  (u) as added by section 22 of part B of
chapter 56 of the laws of 2010, are amended to read as follows:
  (s) work in consultation with or make recommendations to  the  commis-
sioner  of  agriculture  and markets in developing rules and regulations
relating to ammonium nitrate security; [and]
  (t) develop, maintain, and deploy state, regional and local all-hazard
incident management teams[.]; AND

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03923-01-1

S. 953                              2

  (u) COMPILE, MAINTAIN AND PERIODICALLY UPDATE A LIST OF  ORGANIZATIONS
ENGAGED  IN TERRORIST ACTIVITIES OR WHO POSE A TERRORIST THREAT AND MAKE
SUCH LIST AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC.
  (V)  Notwithstanding  article  six-C  of  this  chapter,  or any other
provision of law to the contrary, the division of homeland security  and
emergency services shall establish best practices regarding training and
education  for firefighters and first responders which shall include but
not be limited to: minimum basic training  for  firefighters  and  first
responders;  in-service  training and continuing education; and special-
ized training as it may apply to the specific duties of  a  category  of
emergency personnel.
  S 3. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.

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