senate Bill S1590

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Establishes the crime of concealment of a death

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Archive: Last Bill Status - Passed Senate


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

do you support this bill?

Actions

view actions (16)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 05, 2014 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 11, 2014 advanced to third reading
Feb 10, 2014 2nd report cal.
Feb 04, 2014 1st report cal.133
Jan 08, 2014 referred to codes
returned to senate
died in assembly
Mar 06, 2013 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 05, 2013 advanced to third reading
Mar 04, 2013 2nd report cal.
Feb 28, 2013 1st report cal.124
Jan 09, 2013 referred to codes

Votes

view votes

Feb 4, 2014 - Codes committee Vote

S1590
14
0
committee
14
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
show Codes committee vote details

Feb 28, 2013 - Codes committee Vote

S1590
16
0
committee
16
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
show Codes committee vote details

Co-Sponsors

S1590 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง190.18, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S6489

S1590 - Bill Texts

view summary

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.

view sponsor memo
BILL NUMBER:S1590

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:

S.6489 of 2011-2012; Passed senate
The crime of concealment of a death is included in S.8862A of 2012.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

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

view full text
download pdf
                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1590

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

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.
                                                           LBD04716-01-3

Comments

Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.