|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to codes|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to codes|
senate Bill S655
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
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S655 - Details
S655 - Summary
Raises the penalty for sexual abuse in the 2nd degree from a class A misdemeanor to a class E felony.
S655 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S655 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to changing sexual abuse in the second degree from a class A misdemeanor to a class E felony PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To raise the penalty for sexual abuse in the second degree from a class A misdemeanor to a class E felony SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 130.60 of the Penal Law is amended to increase the penalty for this crime from a class A misdemeanor to a class E felony. JUSTIFICATION: Under current law the crime of sexual abuse is the second degree is punishable by up to one year in prison. Victims of sexual abuse will remember and relive the horror and trauma of their attacks for the rest of their lives. Being fondled or touched in such an inappropriate manner is humiliating and degrading victims of sexual abuse in the second degree are, by definition, incapable of giving consent or they are under the age of 14 years. Sexual abuse in the first degree is a D felony, however, this statute is only
S655 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 655 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) 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 changing sexual abuse in the second degree from a class A misdemeanor to a class E felony THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The closing paragraph of section 130.60 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 1 of the laws of 2000, is amended to read as follows: Sexual abuse in the second degree is a class [A misdemeanor] E FELONY. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01798-01-3
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