senate Bill S519

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Eliminates defense for patronizing a prostitute in the first degree

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to codes
Jan 09, 2013 referred to codes

S519 - Details

Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง230.07, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1702
2009-2010: S147

S519 - Summary

Eliminates defense for patronizing a prostitute in the first degree.

S519 - Sponsor Memo

S519 - 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


                             January 9, 2013

Introduced  by  Sen. SAMPSON -- 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 eliminating  defenses  for
  patronizing a prostitute in the first degree


  Section 1. Section 230.07 of the penal law, as amended by  chapter  74
of the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows:
S 230.07 Patronizing a prostitute; defense.
  In  any  prosecution  for  patronizing  a prostitute in the [first or]
second OR THIRD [degrees] DEGREE, it is a defense that the defendant did
not have reasonable grounds to believe that the person was less than the
age specified.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
have become a law.

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


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