senate Bill S3579

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enhances penalties for violating certain orders of protection

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to codes
Feb 06, 2013 referred to codes

S3579 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง215.51, Pen L

S3579 - Summary

Enhances penalties for violating orders of protection issued against non-family members.

S3579 - Sponsor Memo

S3579 - 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

                            February 6, 2013

Introduced  by  Sen.  SEWARD -- 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  violation  of  orders  of


  Section 1. Subdivision (c) of section 215.51  of  the  penal  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  349  of  the  laws  of 2006, is amended to read as
  (c) he or she commits the crime of criminal  contempt  in  the  second
degree as defined in subdivision three of section 215.50 of this article
by  violating  that  part  of a duly served order of protection, or such
order of which the defendant has actual knowledge because he or she  was
present  in court when such order was issued, under sections two hundred
forty and two hundred fifty-two of the domestic relations law,  articles
four, five, six and eight of the family court act and [section] SECTIONS
530.12  AND  530.13  of  the  criminal  procedure  law,  or  an order of
protection issued by a court of competent jurisdiction in another state,
territorial or tribal jurisdiction, which  requires  the  respondent  or
defendant  to  stay  away from the person or persons on whose behalf the
order was issued, and where the defendant has been previously  convicted
of the crime of aggravated criminal contempt or criminal contempt in the
first or second degree for violating an order of protection as described
herein within the preceding five years; or
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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


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