senate Bill S2402

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Establishes the crime of aggravated harassment of a police officer or peace officer

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to codes
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 05, 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.778
Jan 17, 2013 referred to codes

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S2402 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5209
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง240.33, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2322, A8099
2009-2010: S3169, A1068

S2402 - Bill Texts

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Establishes the crime of aggravated harassment of a police officer or peace officer; provides for such an offense to be a class E felony.

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BILL NUMBER:S2402

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to
aggravated harassment of peace officers or police officers

PURPOSE: To establish the crime of aggravated harassment of a police
officer or peace officer and make such crime a class E felony.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section one amends the penal law by adding a new section 240.33
establishing the crime of aggravated harassment of a police officer or
peace officer.

Section two is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: Police officers all across this state put their lives
on the line every day to protect the people of New York. New York
State must establish laws and toughen existing laws that protect the
police from becoming victims of criminals. Far too many law
enforcement officers are being harassed, injured, even killed while
honoring their commitment to protect and serve this state. The
Legislature has a responsibility to do everything we can to protect
our brave heroes, our police officers, from violent criminals. This
legislation contributes to that premise

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-12 S. 2322 Passed Senate/A. 8099 Codes
Committee.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the first of November
next succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.

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

                                  2402

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 17, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  GRIFFO,  DeFRANCISCO,  GALLIVAN,  LARKIN, LIBOUS,
  MAZIARZ, RANZENHOFER, SEWARD, YOUNG -- 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 aggravated  harassment  of
  peace officers or police officers

  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 240.33  to
read as follows:
S 240.33 AGGRAVATED HARASSMENT OF A POLICE OFFICER OR PEACE OFFICER.
  A  PERSON  IS  GUILTY  OF AGGRAVATED HARASSMENT OF A POLICE OFFICER OR
PEACE OFFICER WHEN, WITH THE INTENT TO HARASS, ANNOY, THREATEN OR  ALARM
A  PERSON  WHOM HE OR SHE KNOWS OR REASONABLY SHOULD KNOW TO BE A POLICE
OFFICER OR PEACE OFFICER ENGAGED IN THE COURSE  OF PERFORMING HIS OR HER
OFFICIAL DUTIES, HE OR SHE STRIKES, SHOVES, KICKS OR OTHERWISE  SUBJECTS
SUCH PERSON TO PHYSICAL CONTACT.
  AGGRAVATED  HARASSMENT OF A POLICE OFFICER OR PEACE OFFICER IS A CLASS
E FELONY.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06443-01-3

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