senate Bill S749

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to endangering the welfare of a child

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 20, 2013 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 14, 2013 advanced to third reading
Mar 13, 2013 2nd report cal.
Mar 12, 2013 1st report cal.187
Jan 09, 2013 referred to codes


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S749 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§260.10, 260.12, 260.15 & 120.40, ren §260.11 to be §260.12, add §260.11, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S593A
2009-2010: S7668

S749 - Summary

Relates to endangering the welfare of a child; establishes the crime of endangering the welfare of a child in the first degree.

S749 - Sponsor Memo

S749 - 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

  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 endangering the welfare of
  a child


  Section 1. Section 260.10 of the penal law, as amended by chapter  447
of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
S 260.10 Endangering the welfare of a child IN THE SECOND DEGREE.
  A person is guilty of endangering the welfare of a child IN THE SECOND
DEGREE when:
  1.  He or she knowingly acts in a manner likely to be injurious to the
physical, mental or moral welfare of a child less than  seventeen  years
old  or  directs  or  authorizes  such  child to engage in an occupation
involving a substantial risk of danger to his or her life or health; or
  2. Being a parent, guardian or other person legally charged  with  the
care or custody of a child less than eighteen years old, he or she fails
or refuses to exercise reasonable diligence in the control of such child
to  prevent  him  or  her  from becoming an "abused child," a "neglected
child," a "juvenile delinquent" or a "person in need of supervision," as
those terms are defined in articles ten, three and seven of  the  family
court act.
  3. A person is not guilty of the provisions of this section when he or
she  engages  in  the  conduct  described  in subdivision one of section
260.00 of this article: (a) with the intent to wholly abandon the  child
by relinquishing responsibility for and right to the care and custody of
such  child;  (b)  with  the intent that the child be safe from physical
injury and cared for in an appropriate manner; (c)  the  child  is  left
with an appropriate person, or in a suitable location and the person who

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


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