senate Bill S7931

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the threat of mass violence

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Jul 31, 2014 referred to rules

S7931 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง240.60, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S430, A2800
2017-2018: S2521, A7848
2019-2020: S708

S7931 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the threat of mass violence.

S7931 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7931 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            I N  S E N A T E

                              July 31, 2014

Introduced  by Sen. GALLIVAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to threats of mass violence


  Section  1. Subdivision 5 of section 240.60 of the penal law, as added
by chapter 561 of the laws of 1999, is amended to read as follows:
  5. Knowing the information reported,  conveyed  or  circulated  to  be
false  or  baseless and under circumstances in which it is likely public
alarm or inconvenience will result, he or she initiates or circulates  a
report or warning of an alleged occurrence or an impending occurrence of
a  fire,  an explosion, [or] the release of a hazardous substance, OR AN
ACT OF MASS VIOLENCE upon school grounds and it is likely  that  persons
are present on said grounds.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall
have become a law.

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


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