senate Bill S6337A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to prohibiting physical contact or activity in any organization's initiating ceremony

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 24, 2014 print number 6337a
Apr 24, 2014 amend and recommit to codes
Jan 15, 2014 referred to codes

S6337 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8426
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§120.16 & 120.17, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S1591, A1892
2017-2018: S2755, A5200

S6337 - Summary

Prohibits physical contact or activity in any organization's initiating ceremony.

S6337 - Sponsor Memo

S6337 - Bill Text download pdf

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

    S. 6337                                                  A. 8426

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                            January 15, 2014
                               ___________

IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes

IN  ASSEMBLY  -- Introduced by M. of A. WEPRIN -- read once and referred
  to the Committee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the penal  law,  in  relation  to  prohibiting  physical
  contact or activity in any organization's initiating ceremony

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

  Section 1. The first undesignated paragraph of section 120.16  of  the
penal  law,  as amended by chapter 86 of the laws of 1988, is amended to
read as follows:
  A person is guilty of hazing in the first degree when, in  the  course
of  another  person's  initiation into or affiliation with any organiza-
tion, he intentionally  or  recklessly  engages  in  conduct,  INCLUDING
MAKING  PHYSICAL  CONTACT  WITH  OR  REQUIRING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY OF SUCH
OTHER PERSON, which creates a substantial risk  of  physical  injury  to
such other person or a third person and thereby causes such injury.
  S  2.  The first undesignated paragraph of section 120.17 of the penal
law, as added by chapter 86 of the laws of 1988, is amended to  read  as
follows:
  A  person is guilty of hazing in the second degree when, in the course
of another person's initiation or affiliation with any organization,  he
intentionally  or  recklessly engages in conduct, INCLUDING MAKING PHYS-
ICAL CONTACT WITH OR REQUIRING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY OF SUCH  OTHER  PERSON,
which creates a substantial risk of physical injury to such other person
or a third person.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13331-01-3

S6337A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8426
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§120.16 & 120.17, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S1591, A1892
2017-2018: S2755, A5200

S6337A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits physical contact or activity in any organization's initiating ceremony.

S6337A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6337A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

    S. 6337--A                                            A. 8426--A

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                            January 15, 2014
                               ___________

IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed,  and  when  printed  to  be committed to the Committee on Codes --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted to said committee

IN  ASSEMBLY  -- Introduced by M. of A. WEPRIN, CRESPO, RYAN, MONTESANO,
  COLTON, ARROYO, MILLER, ROBINSON, STECK,  TEDISCO,  McDONOUGH,  GALEF,
  HOOPER,  COOK  --  Multi-Sponsored  by  --  M.  of A. CERETTO, DUPREY,
  GIGLIO, MARKEY, PERRY -- read once and referred to  the  Committee  on
  Codes  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the penal  law,  in  relation  to  prohibiting  physical
  contact or activity in any organization's initiating ceremony

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

  Section 1. The first undesignated paragraph of section 120.16  of  the
penal  law,  as amended by chapter 86 of the laws of 1988, is amended to
read as follows:
  A person is guilty of hazing in the first degree when, in  the  course
of  another  person's  initiation into or affiliation with any organiza-
tion, he intentionally or recklessly engages in conduct, INCLUDING,  BUT
NOT  LIMITED  TO,  MAKING  PHYSICAL  CONTACT  WITH OR REQUIRING PHYSICAL
ACTIVITY OF SUCH OTHER PERSON, which creates a substantial risk of phys-
ical injury to such other person or a third person  and  thereby  causes
such injury.
  S  2.  The first undesignated paragraph of section 120.17 of the penal
law, as added by chapter 86 of the laws of 1988, is amended to  read  as
follows:
  A  person is guilty of hazing in the second degree when, in the course
of another person's initiation or affiliation with any organization,  he
intentionally  or  recklessly  engages  in  conduct,  INCLUDING, BUT NOT
LIMITED TO, MAKING PHYSICAL CONTACT WITH OR REQUIRING PHYSICAL  ACTIVITY
OF SUCH OTHER PERSON, which creates a substantial risk of physical inju-
ry to such other person or a third person.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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