senate Bill S3559

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Increases the penalty for robbery of property from a bank; makes the crime a class C felony

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 12, 2014 referred to banks
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 03, 2014 advanced to third reading
Jun 02, 2014 2nd report cal.
May 29, 2014 1st report cal.1047
Mar 26, 2014 reported and committed to codes
Jan 08, 2014 referred to banks
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 13, 2013 referred to banks
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 11, 2013 advanced to third reading
Jun 10, 2013 2nd report cal.
Jun 05, 2013 1st report cal.1153
Feb 12, 2013 reported and committed to codes
Feb 05, 2013 referred to banks

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May 29, 2014 - Codes committee Vote

S3559
12
1
committee
12
Aye
1
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Codes Committee Vote: May 29, 2014

nay (1)
aye wr (3)

Mar 26, 2014 - Banks committee Vote

S3559
17
0
committee
17
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 5, 2013 - Codes committee Vote

S3559
13
1
committee
13
Aye
1
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Codes Committee Vote: Jun 5, 2013

nay (1)
aye wr (1)

Feb 12, 2013 - Banks committee Vote

S3559
17
0
committee
17
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S3559 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2485
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Banking Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§592 & 592-a, Bank L; amd §160.10, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S4194, A6872

S3559 - Bill Texts

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Increases the penalty for robbery of property from a bank; makes the crime a class C felony.

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BILL NUMBER:S3559

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the banking law and the penal law, in
relation to increasing the penalty for robbery of property from a bank

PURPOSE: To increase the penalties for robbery of a banking institu-
tion.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Sections 1 and 2 of the bill amend Sections 592(2) and 592-a(2) of the
Banking Law, respectively, to expand the list of felony offenses for
which the Superintendent of Banks may refuse to issue a license to a
mortgage banker or a certificate to a mortgage broker.

Section 3 of the bill adds a new subdivision 4 to Section 160.10 of the
Penal Law to expand the crime of robbery in the second degree to include
property stolen from a banking institution.

EXISTING LAW: There are no separate provisions which relate to the
specific crime of bank robbery.

JUSTIFICATION: Over the past decade,. there has been an increase in the
number of bank robberies committed throughout the State, especially
crimes in which threatening notes and comments are made to bank tellers
in conjunction with the robbery. Not only does this crime place employ-
ees and customers at risk, it imposes increased costs on all consumers.

One continuing problem is the apparent perception among many criminals
that this is a relatively easy type of crime which is not punished as
seriously as other types of crimes. By increasing the penalties for bank
robbery, this legislation seeks to help address this problem. The bill
would establish meaningful penalties to serve as an effective deterrent
and as an appropriate level of punishment.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S. 2011-12: S. 4194 Passed Senate/A. 6872 Banks
Committee.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: 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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  3559

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 5, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  GRIFFO,  FARLEY,  DeFRANCISCO,  FLANAGAN, LARKIN,
  MARTINS, SAVINO, SEWARD -- read twice and ordered  printed,  and  when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Banks

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  banking  law  and the penal law, in relation to
  increasing the penalty for robbery of property from a bank

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 592 of the banking law, as amended
by chapter 472 of the laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows:
  2.  The  superintendent may refuse to issue a license pursuant to this
article if he or she shall find that the applicant, or any person who is
a director, officer, partner, agent, employee,  substantial  stockholder
of  the  applicant,  consultant or person having a relationship with the
applicant similar to a consultant, (a) has been  convicted  of  a  crime
involving  an  activity  which  is  a felony under this chapter or under
article one hundred fifty-five, one hundred seventy, one hundred  seven-
ty-five, one hundred seventy-six, one hundred eighty, one hundred eight-
y-five,  one  hundred eighty-seven, one hundred ninety, two hundred, two
hundred ten or four hundred seventy,  OR  SUBDIVISION  FOUR  OF  SECTION
160.10  of  the penal law or any comparable felony under the laws of any
other state or the United States, provided that such crime  would  be  a
felony  if  committed and prosecuted under the laws of this state or (b)
has had a license or registration revoked by the superintendent  or  (c)
has  been  a  director, partner, or substantial stockholder of an entity
which has had a license or registration revoked by the superintendent or
(d) has been an agent, employee or officer of an entity, or a consultant
to, or person having had a similar relationship with, any  entity  which
has  had  a  license or registration revoked by the superintendent where
such person shall have been found by the superintendent to bear  respon-
sibility in connection with the revocation. The term "substantial stock-
holder",  as  used  in  this  subdivision, shall be deemed to refer to a

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06295-01-3

S. 3559                             2

person owning or controlling directly or indirectly ten  per  centum  or
more of the total outstanding stock of a corporation.
  S  2. Subdivision 2 of section 592-a of the banking law, as amended by
chapter 472 of the laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows:
  2. The superintendent may refuse to issue a  certificate  pursuant  to
this  article  if he or she shall find that the applicant, or any person
who is a director, officer, partner, agent, employee, substantial stock-
holder of the applicant, consultant or person having a relationship with
the applicant similar to a consultant, (a) has been convicted of a crime
involving an activity which is a felony  under  this  chapter  or  under
article  one hundred fifty-five, one hundred seventy, one hundred seven-
ty-five, one hundred seventy-six, one hundred eighty, one hundred eight-
y-five, one hundred eighty-seven, one hundred ninety, two  hundred,  two
hundred  ten  or  four  hundred  seventy, OR SUBDIVISION FOUR OF SECTION
160.10 of the penal law or any comparable felony under the laws  of  any
other  state  or  the United States, provided that such crime would be a
felony if committed and prosecuted under the laws of this state  or  (b)
has  had  a license or registration revoked by the superintendent or (c)
has been a director, partner, or substantial stockholder  of  an  entity
which has had a license or registration revoked by the superintendent or
(d) has been an agent, employee or officer of an entity, or a consultant
to,  or  person having had a similar relationship with, any entity which
has had a license or registration revoked by  the  superintendent  where
such  person shall have been found by the superintendent to bear respon-
sibility in connection with the revocation. The term "substantial stock-
holder", as used in this subdivision, shall be  deemed  to  refer  to  a
person  owning  or  controlling directly or indirectly ten per centum or
more of the total outstanding stock of a corporation.
  S 3. Subdivision 3 of section 160.10 of the penal  law,  as  added  by
chapter  308  of the laws of 1995, is amended and a new subdivision 4 is
added to read as follows:
  3. The property consists of a motor vehicle, as defined in section one
hundred twenty-five of the vehicle and traffic law[.]; OR
  4. THE PROPERTY IS STOLEN FROM A BANK, TRUST  COMPANY,  SAVINGS  BANK,
SAFE  DEPOSIT  COMPANY, SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION OR CREDIT UNION, AS
SUCH TERMS ARE DEFINED IN SECTION TWO OF THE  BANKING  LAW,  OR  FROM  A
FOREIGN  BANKING  CORPORATION  LICENSED  PURSUANT  TO ARTICLE TWO OF THE
BANKING LAW, OR FROM A BANK, TRUST COMPANY, SAVINGS  BANK,  SAVINGS  AND
LOAN  ASSOCIATION,  CREDIT UNION OR FOREIGN BANKING CORPORATION WHICH IS
INCORPORATED, CHARTERED, ORGANIZED OR LICENSED UNDER  THE  LAWS  OF  ANY
OTHER  STATE  OR THE UNITED STATES AND WHICH MAINTAINS BRANCH OFFICES IN
THIS STATE.
  S 4. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.

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