senate Bill S2475

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the crime of endangering the welfare of a child

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  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 07, 2014 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 05, 2014 advanced to third reading
Apr 30, 2014 2nd report cal.
Apr 29, 2014 1st report cal.465
Jan 08, 2014 referred to codes
returned to senate
died in assembly
Apr 16, 2013 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 21, 2013 advanced to third reading
Mar 20, 2013 2nd report cal.
Mar 19, 2013 1st report cal.258
Jan 17, 2013 referred to codes


S2475 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§260.10, 70.02, 260.12 & 260.15, ren §260.11 to be §260.12, add §260.11, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S4003, A4509
2009-2010: S473, A5148

S2475 - Summary

Creates a new class D violent felony offense of endangering the welfare of a child in the first degree; the current offense of endangering the welfare of a child is converted to a second degree crime.

S2475 - Sponsor Memo

S2475 - 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 17, 2013

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- 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 the crime  of  endangering
  the  welfare  of  a child and to create a new crime of endangering the
  welfare of a child in the first degree


  Section 1.  Section 260.10 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 447
of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
S 260.10 Endangering the welfare of a child IN THE SECOND DEGREE.
  A person is guilty of endangering the welfare of a child IN THE SECOND
DEGREE when:
  1.  He or she knowingly acts in a manner likely to be injurious to the
physical, mental or moral welfare of a child less than  seventeen  years
old  or  directs  or  authorizes  such  child to engage in an occupation
involving a substantial risk of danger to his or her life or health; or
  2. Being a parent, guardian or other person legally charged  with  the
care or custody of a child less than eighteen years old, he or she fails
or refuses to exercise reasonable diligence in the control of such child
to  prevent  him  or  her  from becoming an "abused child," a "neglected
child," a "juvenile delinquent" or a "person in need of supervision," as
those terms are defined in articles ten, three and seven of  the  family
court act.
  3. A person is not guilty of the provisions of this section when he or
she  engages  in  the  conduct  described  in subdivision one of section
260.00 of this article: (a) with the intent to wholly abandon the  child
by relinquishing responsibility for and right to the care and custody of
such  child;  (b)  with  the intent that the child be safe from physical
injury and cared for in an appropriate manner; (c)  the  child  is  left
with an appropriate person, or in a suitable location and the person who

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


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