|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 09, 2014||referred to consumer affairs and protection|
delivered to assembly
|May 05, 2014||advanced to third reading|
|Apr 30, 2014||2nd report cal.|
|Apr 29, 2014||1st report cal.462|
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to codes|
returned to senate
died in assembly
|Jun 13, 2013||referred to consumer affairs and protection|
delivered to assembly
|Jun 12, 2013||ordered to third reading cal.1314|
committee discharged and committed to rules
|Jan 15, 2013||referred to codes|
senate Bill S2251
Archive: Last Bill Status - Passed Senate
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S2251 - Details
S2251 - Summary
Increases the penalties for bias related and gang related graffiti, and graffiti upon religious property.
S2251 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S2251 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to bias-related graffiti, the disposition of graffiti offenses, graffiti for the purpose of promoting gang related activities and graffiti upon religious property PURPOSE OF THE BILL: The purpose of this bill is to address the pervasive problem of graffiti by taking a multi-faceted approach while also recognizing that all graffiti is the same. Graffiti that is created in relation to gangs and graffiti made on religious structures or curtilage should be treated with greater severity, Additionally, graffiti is often the tool of hateful harassment based on race, religion, sex, or other factors, thus this legislation addresses graffiti that is made from this hateful angle. Lastly, educating offenders of the severity of the crime of graffiti and requiring them to clean up damaged property may help to curb the incidence of such activities. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1: Amends the Penal Law by adding section 60.31 which allows a judge to require completion of a diversity training program when the graffiti creator is convicted of Aggravated harassment in the first degree as defined in section 240.31 of the penal law.
S2251 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2251 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 15, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sens. KLEIN, AVELLA, RANZENHOFER -- 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 bias-related graffiti, the disposition of graffiti offenses, graffiti for the purpose of promot- ing gang related activities and graffiti upon religious property 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 60.31 to read as follows: S 60.31 AUTHORIZED DISPOSITION; AGGRAVATED HARASSMENT IN THE FIRST DEGREE. WHEN A PERSON IS CONVICTED OF AGGRAVATED HARASSMENT IN THE FIRST DEGREE AS DEFINED IN SECTION 240.31 OF THIS CHAPTER, OR OF AN ATTEMPT TO COMMIT SUCH AN OFFENSE, OR OF A LESSER INCLUDED OFFENSE, IN ADDITION TO ANY OTHER SENTENCE IMPOSED OR AS A CONDITION OF PROBATION OR CONDITIONAL DISCHARGE THE COURT MAY ORDER SUCH PERSON TO PARTICIPATE IN, AT HIS OR HER OWN EXPENSE, A DIVERSITY TRAINING PROGRAM THAT IS DESIGNED TO OVER- COME DISCRIMINATION, PREJUDICE AND INTOLERANCE, AND THAT PROMOTES COMMU- NICATION, UNDERSTANDING AND RESPECT AMONG DIVERSE RACIAL, RELIGIOUS AND ETHNIC GROUPS. S 2. Paragraph (h) of subdivision 2 of section 65.10 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 508 of the laws of 2001, is amended to read as follows: (h) Perform services for a public or not-for-profit corporation, asso- ciation, institution or agency, including but not limited to services for the [division] OFFICE of ALCOHOLISM AND substance abuse services, [services in an appropriate community program for removal of graffiti from public or private property, including any property damaged in the underlying offense,] or services for the maintenance and repair of real or personal property maintained as a cemetery plot, grave, burial place or other place of interment of human remains. Provided however, that the EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD06601-01-3
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