assembly Bill A7983

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts the New York state criminal street gang act

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2014 referred to codes
Jun 13, 2013 referred to codes

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A7983 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4444
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add Title Y-2 Art 495 §§495.05 - 495.40, Pen L; amd §1349, CPLR; add §97-llll, St Fin L; add Art 25 §§1210 - 1213, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S7929
2011-2012: S1742
2015-2016: A5106, S1701
2017-2018: A5477, S2410

A7983 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the criminal street gang act; defines offenses; increases penalties; provides for gang prevention programs in schools (view more) establishes the criminal street gang prevention fund; and develops a comprehensive approach to protecting public interests from gang related crime and violence.

A7983 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7983

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              June 13, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. LENTOL -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. RAMOS --
  read once and referred to the Committee on Codes

AN  ACT  to  amend  the civil practice law and rules, the penal law, the
  state finance law and the  education  law,  in  relation  to  defining
  offenses involving criminal street gangs, creating the criminal street
  gang  prevention  fund,  and providing for gang prevention services in
  schools

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

  Section  1.  This act shall be known and may be cited as the "New York
State criminal street gang act".
  S 2. Legislative findings and purpose. The  legislature  hereby  finds
that  preservation  of public order and improvement of individual safety
and security can be improved by a comprehensive, targeted, and  systemic
enhancement  of state laws applicable to criminal street gangs and their
activities in order to prevent the  growth  of  such  gangs,  facilitate
prosecution  and  punishment  of  their  members  for unlawful acts, and
punish those who solicit others to participate in such gangs and in acts
of gang-related violence and unlawfulness  or  who  provide  support  or
resources to those who commit or encourage the commission of such acts.
  The  legislature  therefore  declares  it  to be in every sense in the
public  interest  to  establish  the  comprehensive  approach   to   the
protection  of  public  order  and individual safety enacted by this act
that will enhance prosecution and punishment of the unlawful  activities
of  criminal  street  gangs, prevent their growth and ability to recruit
members, and  expand  effective  anti-gang  education  and  intervention
activities by the state and its localities.
  S 3. Paragraph (g) of subdivision 2 of section 1349 of the civil prac-
tice  law  and  rules, as amended by chapter 398 of the laws of 2004, is
amended to read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01263-06-3

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