senate Bill S2261

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Defenses against patronizing a prostitute

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  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 29, 2014 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 19, 2014 advanced to third reading
May 14, 2014 2nd report cal.
May 13, 2014 1st report cal.752
Jan 08, 2014 referred to codes
returned to senate
died in assembly
Mar 27, 2013 referred to codes
Mar 26, 2013 delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 21, 2013 advanced to third reading
Mar 20, 2013 2nd report cal.
Mar 19, 2013 1st report cal.256
Jan 15, 2013 referred to codes


S2261 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง230.07, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S618, A253
2009-2010: S8109, A11214

S2261 - Summary

Establishes an affirmative defense against patronizing a prostitute.

S2261 - Sponsor Memo

S2261 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 15, 2013

Introduced  by  Sen.  KLEIN  -- 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 defenses against patroniz-
  ing a prostitute


  Section  1.  Section 230.07 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 74
of the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows:
S 230.07 Patronizing a prostitute; defense.
  In any prosecution for patronizing a prostitute in the first or second
degrees, it is [a] AN AFFIRMATIVE defense that  the  defendant  did  not
have reasonable grounds to believe that the person was less than the age
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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


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