senate Bill S7542

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to computer tampering

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May 15, 2014 referred to codes

S7542 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§156.00, 156.20, 156.25, 156.26 & 156.27, add §156.28, Pen L

S7542 - Summary

Relates to computer tampering.

S7542 - Sponsor Memo

S7542 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7542

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 15, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- 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 computer tampering

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

  Section  1.  Paragraph  (c)  of subdivision 5 of section 156.00 of the
penal law, as amended by chapter 558 of the laws of 2006, is amended  to
read as follows:
  (c)  is  not  and is not intended to be available to anyone other than
the person or persons  rightfully  in  possession  thereof  or  selected
persons  having  access thereto with his, her or their consent and which
[accords or may  accord  such  rightful  possessors  an  advantage  over
competitors  or  other  persons who do not have knowledge or the benefit
thereof] PERSONS OTHER THAN THOSE RIGHTLY IN POSSESSION, KNOW OR  SHOULD
KNOW THAT SAID MATERIAL IS NOT INTENDED TO BE AVAILABLE TO THEM.
  S 2. Section 156.20 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 558 of the
laws of 2006, is amended to read as follows:
S 156.20 Computer tampering in the [fourth] FIFTH degree.
  A  person is guilty of computer tampering in the [fourth] FIFTH degree
when he or she uses, causes to be used, or accesses a computer, computer
service, or computer network without authorization and he or she  inten-
tionally  alters  in  any manner or destroys computer data or a computer
program of another person.
  Computer tampering in the [fourth] FIFTH degree is a class A misdemea-
nor.
  S 3. Section 156.25 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 89 of  the
laws  of  1993,  subdivision  2 as amended by chapter 376 of the laws of
1997, is amended to read as follows:
S 156.25 Computer tampering in the [third] FOURTH degree.
  A person is guilty of computer tampering in the [third] FOURTH  degree
when  he  OR SHE commits the crime of computer tampering in the [fourth]
FIFTH degree and:
  1. he OR SHE does so with an intent to commit or attempt to commit  or
further the commission of any felony; or

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

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