senate Bill S2712

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Creates the crimes of domestic violence for acts of violence against family members

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Jan 23, 2013 referred to codes

S2712 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 122 ยงยง122.00 - 122.20, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3977
2009-2010: S251

S2712 - Summary

Establishes a new article entitled, family offenses; creates crimes of domestic violence for acts of violence against family members; provides that such article include domestic violence, aggravated domestic violence, extreme domestic violence and defense.

S2712 - Sponsor Memo

S2712 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2712

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 23, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ADAMS  -- 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 defining offenses  against
  the family

  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  article  122  to
read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 122
                             FAMILY OFFENSES
SECTION 122.00 DEFINITIONS.
        122.05 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.
        122.10 AGGRAVATED DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.
        122.15 EXTREME DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.
        122.20 DEFENSE.
S 122.00 DEFINITIONS.
  FOR  THE  PURPOSES  OF THIS ARTICLE THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE
FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  1. "FAMILY MEMBER" MEANS ANY PERSON RELATED BY BLOOD OR MARRIAGE, AS A
SPOUSE, OR AS AN ANCESTOR OR DESCENDANT; OR ANY PERSONS HAVING  CHILDREN
IN  COMMON;  OR ANY PERSONS HAVING SHARED THE SAME DOMICILE FOR A PERIOD
OF SIX MONTHS OR MORE.
  2. "ACT OF VIOLENCE" MEANS ANY ASSAULTIVE BEHAVIOR,  WHETHER  BY  OPEN
HAND, FIST, FOOT, TEETH, OR ANY OTHER BODY PART, OR BY ANY INSTRUMENT OR
INSTRUMENTALITY, WHICH CAUSES PHYSICAL INJURY TO ANOTHER FAMILY MEMBER.
  3.  "INJURY"  MEANS  ANY  OF THE FOLLOWING: BLACK AND BLUE MARKS; WELT
MARKS; A BLACK EYE; SUBSTANTIAL SORENESS; A  BITE  MARK;  A  CONCUSSION;
SUTURES;  BURNS;  OR ANY OTHER MEDICALLY DISTINGUISHABLE BRUISES, CONTU-
SIONS, ABRASIONS OR LACERATIONS, OR ANY "PHYSICAL INJURY" AS  THAT  TERM
HAS BEEN DEFINED BY ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED TWENTY OF THIS TITLE.
S 122.05 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06059-01-3

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