Senate Bill S448

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to increasing penalties for first, second, third and fourth degree stalking

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  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2015-S448 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§120.45, 120.50, 120.55, 120.60 & 70.02, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S576
2011-2012: S924
2013-2014: S1507
2017-2018: S1182

2015-S448 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to increasing penalties for first degree stalking to a class C felony, second degree stalking to a class D felony, third degree stalking to a class E felony, and fourth degree stalking to a class A misdemeanor.

2015-S448 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2015-S448 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   448

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MARCELLINO  -- 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 increasing  penalties  for
  first, second, third and fourth degree stalking

  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 120.45 of the  penal  law,
as  amended  by  chapter  184 of the laws of 2014, is amended to read as
follows:
  Stalking in the fourth degree is a class [B] A misdemeanor.
  S 2. The closing paragraph of section 120.50  of  the  penal  law,  as
added by chapter 635 of the laws of 1999, is amended to read as follows:
  Stalking in the third degree is a class [A misdemeanor] E FELONY.
  S  3.  The  closing  paragraph  of section 120.55 of the penal law, as
added by chapter 635 of the laws of 1999, is amended to read as follows:
  Stalking in the second degree is a class [E] D felony.
  S 4. The closing paragraph of section 120.60  of  the  penal  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  434  of  the  laws  of 2000, is amended to read as
follows:
  Stalking in the first degree is a class [D] C felony.
  S 5. Paragraphs (b), (c) and (d) of subdivision 1 of section 70.02  of
the  penal  law,  paragraphs  (b) and (c) as amended by chapter 1 of the
laws of 2013 and paragraph (d) as amended by chapter 7 of  the  laws  of
2007, are amended to read as follows:
  (b)  Class  C violent felony offenses: an attempt to commit any of the
class B felonies set forth in paragraph (a) of this subdivision;  aggra-
vated criminally negligent homicide as defined in section 125.11, aggra-
vated  manslaughter  in  the second degree as defined in section 125.21,
aggravated sexual abuse in the  second  degree  as  defined  in  section
130.67, assault on a peace officer, police officer, fireman or emergency

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

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