senate Bill S4444A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts the New York state criminal street gang act

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 09, 2014 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 03, 2014 ordered to third reading cal.1113
Jun 02, 2014 reported and committed to rules
May 06, 2014 reported and committed to finance
Jan 08, 2014 referred to codes
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 21, 2013 referred to codes
Jun 20, 2013 delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 04, 2013 amended on third reading (t) 4444a
Apr 22, 2013 ordered to third reading cal.393
reported and committed to rules
Apr 01, 2013 referred to codes

Votes

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Jun 3, 2014 - Rules committee Vote

S4444A
18
5
committee
18
Aye
5
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 2, 2014 - Finance committee Vote

S4444A
27
6
committee
27
Aye
6
Nay
4
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 6, 2014 - Codes committee Vote

S4444A
12
3
committee
12
Aye
3
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Codes Committee Vote: May 6, 2014

aye wr (1)

Apr 22, 2013 - Codes committee Vote

S4444
9
1
committee
9
Aye
1
Nay
5
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Apr 22, 2013 - Rules committee Vote

S4444
21
1
committee
21
Aye
1
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Bill Amendments

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Co-Sponsors

S4444 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7983
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add Title Y-2 Art 495 §§495.05 - 495.40, Pen L; amd §1349, CPLR; add §97-llll, St Fin L; add Art 25 §§1210 - 1213, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1742A
2009-2010: S2108, S7929

S4444 - Summary

Enacts the criminal street gang act; defines offenses; increases penalties; provides for gang prevention programs in schools  (view more) establishes the criminal street gang prevention fund; and develops a comprehensive approach to protecting public interests from gang related crime and violence.

S4444 - Sponsor Memo

S4444 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4444

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 1, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the penal law, the civil practice  law  and  rules,  the
  state  finance  law, the education law, and the mental hygiene law, in
  relation to defining offenses involving criminal street gangs,  creat-
  ing  the  criminal street gang prevention fund, and providing for gang
  prevention services in schools; and  to  repeal  sections  120.06  and
  120.07 of the penal law, relating to offenses of gang assault

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

  Section 1. Legislative findings and purpose.  The  legislature  hereby
finds  that New York laws are insufficiently targeted to the prosecution
of criminal street gangs and the protection of public order and individ-
ual safety against gang-related violence, because they lack programs and
activities specifically designed  to  prevent  the  growth  of  criminal
street gangs, facilitate prosecution and punishment of members of crimi-
nal  street gangs, and punish those who solicit others to participate in
criminal street gangs and  in  acts  of  gang-related  violence  or  who
provide  support  or  resources  to  those  who  commit or encourage the
commission of such acts.
  The legislature further finds that the  threat  of  violence  and  the
disruption of public order and safety presented by criminal street gangs
has reached a crisis point that threatens the right of residents of this
state  to  be secure and protected from fear, intimidation, and physical
harm.
  The legislature therefore finds and declares that it is in every sense
in the public interest to establish  a  comprehensive  approach  to  the
protection of public order and individual safety against criminal street
gangs  and  gang-related violence, by severely criminalizing such activ-
ities, by creating anti-crime programs that focus on patterns of  crimi-
nal  gang  activity  and  organization,  and  by expanding education and

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01263-03-3

Co-Sponsors

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S4444A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7983
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add Title Y-2 Art 495 §§495.05 - 495.40, Pen L; amd §1349, CPLR; add §97-llll, St Fin L; add Art 25 §§1210 - 1213, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1742A
2009-2010: S2108, S7929

S4444A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the criminal street gang act; defines offenses; increases penalties; provides for gang prevention programs in schools  (view more) establishes the criminal street gang prevention fund; and develops a comprehensive approach to protecting public interests from gang related crime and violence.

S4444A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4444A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4444--A
    Cal. No. 393

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 1, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  GOLDEN, ZELDIN, ADDABBO -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes --
  reported favorably from said committee and committed to the  Committee
  on Rules -- ordered to a third reading, amended and ordered reprinted,
  retaining its place in the order of third reading

AN  ACT  to  amend  the civil practice law and rules, the penal law, the
  state finance law and the  education  law,  in  relation  to  defining
  offenses involving criminal street gangs, creating the criminal street
  gang  prevention  fund,  and providing for gang prevention services in
  schools

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

  Section  1.  This act shall be known and may be cited as the "New York
State criminal street gang act".
  S 2. Legislative findings and purpose. The  legislature  hereby  finds
that  preservation  of public order and improvement of individual safety
and security can be improved by a comprehensive, targeted, and  systemic
enhancement  of state laws applicable to criminal street gangs and their
activities in order to prevent the  growth  of  such  gangs,  facilitate
prosecution  and  punishment  of  their  members  for unlawful acts, and
punish those who solicit others to participate in such gangs and in acts
of gang-related violence and unlawfulness  or  who  provide  support  or
resources to those who commit or encourage the commission of such acts.
  The  legislature  therefore  declares  it  to be in every sense in the
public  interest  to  establish  the  comprehensive  approach   to   the
protection  of  public  order  and individual safety enacted by this act
that will enhance prosecution and punishment of the unlawful  activities
of  criminal  street  gangs, prevent their growth and ability to recruit
members, and  expand  effective  anti-gang  education  and  intervention
activities by the state and its localities.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01263-05-3

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