senate Bill S2200

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Establishes crimes for the use of electronic communication in the furtherance of crimes

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Jan 14, 2013 referred to codes

S2200 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4210
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§156.40, 156.41 & 156.42, amd §156.00, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3707, A7190
2009-2010: S5402

S2200 - Summary

Establishes crimes for the use of electronic communication in the furtherance of crimes.

S2200 - Sponsor Memo

S2200 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2200

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 14, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ADAMS  -- 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  crimes  for
  the use of electronic communications

  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  three  new  sections
156.40, 156.41, and 156.42 to read as follows:
S 156.40 CRIMINAL USE OF ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION IN THE THIRD DEGREE.
  A  PERSON IS GUILTY OF CRIMINAL USE OF ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION IN THE
THIRD DEGREE WHEN HE OR SHE INTENTIONALLY USES OR ATTEMPTS TO USE  ELEC-
TRONIC COMMUNICATION TO:
  1. COMMIT, FURTHER FACILITATE OR PROMOTE CONDUCT CONSTITUTING A CRIME;
  2. CONCEAL THE COMMISSION OF ANY CRIME; OR
  3.  CONCEAL  OR PROTECT THE IDENTITY OF A PERSON WHO HAS COMMITTED ANY
CRIME.
  CRIMINAL USE OF ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION IN  THE  THIRD  DEGREE  IS  A
CLASS A MISDEMEANOR.
S 150.41 CRIMINAL USE OF ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION IN THE SECOND DEGREE.
  A  PERSON IS GUILTY OF CRIMINAL USE OF ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION IN THE
SECOND DEGREE WHEN HE OR SHE COMMITS THE CRIME OF CRIMINAL USE OF  ELEC-
TRONIC COMMUNICATION IN THE THIRD DEGREE AND HE OR SHE:
  1.  DOES  SO  WITH AN INTENT TO COMMIT OR ATTEMPT TO COMMIT OR FURTHER
THE COMMISSION OF A FELONY;
  2. DOES SO WITH THE INTENT TO CONCEAL THE COMMISSION OF ANY FELONY;
  3. DOES SO WITH THE INTENT TO PROTECT THE IDENTITY OF A PERSON WHO HAS
COMMITTED ANY FELONY;
  4. HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY CONVICTED OF ANY CRIME UNDER THIS ARTICLE.
  CRIMINAL USE OF ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION IN THE  SECOND  DEGREE  IS  A
CLASS E FELONY.
S 156.42 CRIMINAL USE OF ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION IN THE FIRST DEGREE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06041-01-3

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