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 9, 2013
Introduced by Sen. DIAZ -- 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 promotion of prostitu-
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 230.15 of the penal law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 3 to read as follows:
3. "PROMOTE PROSTITUTION." A PERSON "PROMOTES PROSTITUTION" WHEN HE OR
SHE KNOWINGLY, ISSUES, GIVES, MAILS, DISTRIBUTES OR TRANSMITS ANY WRIT-
TEN MATERIAL OR ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION WHICH ADVERTISES THE PROVISION
OF SEXUAL CONDUCT IN RETURN FOR A FEE.
S 2. Section 230.20 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 215 of the
laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows:
S 230.20 Promoting prostitution in the fourth degree.
A person is guilty of promoting prostitution in the fourth degree when
he or she knowingly:
1. Advances, PROMOTES or profits from prostitution; or
2. With intent to advance, PROMOTE or profit from prostitution,
distributes or disseminates to ten or more people in a public place
obscene material, as such terms are defined by subdivisions one and two
of section 235.00 of this title, or material that depicts nudity, as
such term is defined by subdivision one of section 245.10 of this part.
Promoting prostitution in the fourth degree is a class [A misdemeanor]
S 3. 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.