senate Bill S605

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Makes certain sex offenses committed against a child class A-I felonies subject to a sentence of imprisonment of 25 years to life; repealer

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
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Jan 08, 2014 referred to codes
Jan 09, 2013 referred to codes


S605 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§70.00, 125.25, 130.70 & 130.75, add §§130.36, 130.51, 130.71 & 130.81, rpld §130.35 sub 3, §130.50 sub 3, Pen L; amd §168-a, rel §168-w to be §168-x, add §168-w, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2527, A4755
2009-2010: A5232

S605 - Summary

Makes the commission of rape, a criminal sexual act, aggravated sexual abuse or course of sexual conduct against a child less than 12 years of age or against a child less than 14 years of age by a person 21 years old or more a class A-I felony; eliminates references to such offenses in less severe crimes; includes such offenses within murder in the second degree for purposes of sentencing to life imprisonment without parole for murder committed in the course of committing such sex offenses against a child; designates such sex offenses against a child as sexually violent offenses for the purposes of sex offender registration (view more) requires every sex offender convicted of such an offense to be subject to lifetime electronic monitoring by the division of criminal justice services upon release from prison.

S605 - Sponsor Memo

S605 - 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. GIANARIS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the penal law and the correction law, in relation to sex
  offenses committed against children under 12  years  of  age  and  sex
  offenses  committed  by persons 21 years old or older against children
  under 14 years of age; to amend the correction  law,  in  relation  to
  requiring  electronic  monitoring  of  sex offenders convicted of such
  offenses against a child; to repeal subdivision 3 of section 130.35 of
  the penal law relating to rape of a child less than 11 years old;  and
  to repeal subdivision 3 of section 130.50 of the penal law relating to
  a criminal sexual act with a child less than 11 years old


  Section 1. Subparagraph (i) of  paragraph  (a)  of  subdivision  3  of
section 70.00 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 107 of the laws of
2006, is amended to read as follows:
  (i) For a class A-I felony, such minimum period shall not be less than
fifteen  years  nor more than twenty-five years; provided, however, that
(A) where a sentence, other than a sentence of death or  life  imprison-
ment  without parole, is imposed upon a defendant convicted of murder in
the first degree as defined in section 125.27 of this chapter such mini-
mum period shall be not less than twenty years nor more than twenty-five
years, and, (B) where a sentence is imposed upon a  defendant  convicted
of murder in the second degree as defined in subdivision five of section
125.25  of  this chapter or convicted of aggravated murder as defined in
section 125.26 of this chapter, the sentence shall be life  imprisonment
without  parole,  and,  (C) where a sentence is imposed upon a defendant
convicted of attempted murder in the first degree as defined in  article
one  hundred  ten of this chapter and subparagraph (i), (ii) or (iii) of
paragraph (a) of subdivision one and paragraph (b) of subdivision one of

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


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