|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 10, 2014||referred to codes|
delivered to assembly
|May 19, 2014||advanced to third reading|
|May 14, 2014||2nd report cal.|
|May 13, 2014||1st report cal.757|
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to codes|
returned to senate
died in assembly
|May 23, 2013||referred to codes|
delivered to assembly
|May 22, 2013||advanced to third reading|
|May 21, 2013||2nd report cal.|
|May 20, 2013||1st report cal.638|
|Mar 12, 2013||referred to codes|
senate Bill S4162
Archive: Last Bill Status - Passed Senate
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- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S4162 - Details
S4162 - Summary
Establishes a person is guilty of arson in the first degree when he intentionally damages a building or motor vehicle by causing an explosion or a fire and when such explosion or fire is accelerated by use of ignitable liquid or flammable gas.
S4162 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S4162 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to arson in the first degree PURPOSE: This bill expands and clarifies the definition of arson in the first degree to include fires accelerate by various incendiary materials, and fires caused or accelerated by the use of flammable or combustible liquids or flammable gases. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill would expand and clarify the definition of arson in the first degree, section 150.20 of the Penal Law,. Under the proposed amendment a person will be guilt of arson in the first degree if he or she intentionally damages a building or motor vehicle by causing and explosion or fire, when such an explosion or fire is cause by an incendiary device or an explosive or by utilizing a flammable or combustible liquid or flammable gas. Secondly, the definition of "incendiary device" would be expanded to include chemically or mechanically ignited devices. Finally, the bill would add a definition for the term "explosive" to the crime of arson in the first degree. JUSTIFICATION: This bill, to expand the definition of arson in the first degree, would serve as a deterrent as first degree arson can be prosecuted with stricter penalties.
S4162 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4162 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E March 12, 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 arson in the first degree THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 150.20 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 950 of the laws of 1984, is amended to read as follows: S 150.20 Arson in the first degree. 1. A person is guilty of arson in the first degree when he inten- tionally damages a building or motor vehicle by causing an explosion or a fire and when (a) such explosion or fire is caused by OR ACCELERATED BY USE OF IGNITABLE LIQUID OR FLAMMABLE GAS OR an incendiary device propelled, thrown [or], placed OR OTHERWISE DISPERSED OR DISTRIBUTED inside or near such building or motor vehicle; or when such explosion or fire is caused by an explosive; or when such explosion or fire either (i) causes serious physical injury to another person other than a participant, or (ii) the explosion or fire was caused with the expecta- tion or receipt of financial advantage or pecuniary profit by the actor; and when (b) another person who is not a participant in the crime is present in such building or motor vehicle at the time; and (c) the defendant knows that fact or the circumstances are such as to render the presence of such person therein a reasonable possibility. 2. As used in this section, "incendiary device" means a [breakable container] DEVICE designed to [explode or] produce uncontained combustion [upon impact, containing flammable liquid and having a wick or a similar device capable of being ignited] OR USED AS A SOURCE OF IGNITION. Arson in the first degree is a class A-I felony. S 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have become a law. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD05450-01-3
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