senate Bill S2251

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Increases the penalties for bias related and gang related graffiti, and graffiti upon religious property

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  • In Committee
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 09, 2014 referred to consumer affairs and protection
delivered to assembly
passed senate
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
passed senate
Jun 12, 2013 ordered to third reading cal.1314
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 15, 2013 referred to codes

Votes

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Apr 29, 2014 - Codes committee Vote

S2251
13
1
committee
13
Aye
1
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Codes Committee Vote: Apr 29, 2014

nay (1)
aye wr (2)

Jun 17, 2013 - Rules committee Vote

S2251
19
3
committee
19
Aye
3
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 12, 2013 - Rules committee Vote

S2251
19
3
committee
19
Aye
3
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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S2251 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3740
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§60.31 & 145.62, amd §§65.10, 145.60 & 240.31, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S532B, A6648B
2009-2010: S1856

S2251 - Summary

Increases the penalties for bias related and gang related graffiti, and graffiti upon religious property.

S2251 - Sponsor Memo

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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