senate Bill S1756

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Increase penalties for hazing

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2014 referred to codes
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 10, 2013 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 03, 2013 advanced to third reading
May 30, 2013 2nd report cal.
May 29, 2013 1st report cal.776
Jan 09, 2013 referred to codes

S1756 - Details

Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§120.16 & 120.17, add §120.19, Pen L

S1756 - Summary

Increases severity of hazing in the second degree from a violation to an E felony where injury or death occurs, and of hazing in the first degree from a class A misdemeanor to a class D felony where injury or death is caused by deadly weapon or dangerous instrument; creates new class A misdemeanor of hazing in the third degree which mirrors former hazing in the second degree.

S1756 - Sponsor Memo

S1756 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1756

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LITTLE -- 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 increasing  the  penalties
  for hazing

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

  Section 1. Section 120.16 of the penal law, as amended by  chapter  86
of the laws of 1988, is amended to read as follows:
S 120.16 Hazing in the first degree.
  A  person  is guilty of hazing in the first degree when, in the course
of another person's initiation into or affiliation  with  any  organiza-
tion,  he  OR  SHE  intentionally or recklessly engages in conduct which
creates a substantial risk of SERIOUS physical injury OR DEATH  to  such
other person or a third person and thereby causes such SERIOUS injury OR
DEATH TO SUCH PERSON OR TO A THIRD PERSON.
  Hazing in the first degree is a class [A misdemeanor] D FELONY.
  S  2.  Section  120.17 of the penal law, as added by chapter 86 of the
laws of 1988, is amended to read as follows:
S 120.17 Hazing in the second degree.
  A person is guilty of hazing in the second degree when, in the  course
of  another person's initiation or affiliation with any organization, he
OR SHE intentionally or recklessly engages in conduct  which  creates  a
substantial  risk  of  physical  injury  to such other person or a third
person AND THEREBY CAUSES SUCH INJURY.
  Hazing in the second degree is a [violation] CLASS E FELONY.
  S 3. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 120.19  to  read
as follows:
S 120.19 HAZING IN THE THIRD DEGREE.
  A  PERSON  IS GUILTY OF HAZING IN THE THIRD DEGREE WHEN, IN THE COURSE
OF ANOTHER PERSON'S INITIATION OR AFFILIATION WITH ANY ORGANIZATION,  HE

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

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