Senate Bill S6585

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Increases penalties for theft of a motor vehicle when a child under 16 is in or on such vehicle

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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-S6585 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1085
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§155.35, 155.42 & 160.15, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S6655
2011-2012: S1543
2013-2014: S1905, A4576
2017-2018: S912, A3950

2015-S6585 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Increases penalties for theft of a motor vehicle when a child under 16 is in or on such vehicle.

2015-S6585 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2015-S6585 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6585

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 28, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  CROCI  -- 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 the theft of a motor vehi-
  cle while a child is present therein

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

  Section  1. Section 155.35 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 464
of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
S 155.35 Grand larceny in the third degree.
  A person is guilty of grand larceny in the third degree when he or she
steals property and WHEN:
  1. [when] the value of the property exceeds three thousand dollars[,];
or
  2. the property is an automated teller machine or the contents  of  an
automated teller machine[.]; OR
  3. THE PROPERTY CONSISTS OF A MOTOR VEHICLE, AS DEFINED IN SECTION ONE
HUNDRED  TWENTY-FIVE  OF  THE  VEHICLE  AND TRAFFIC LAW, AND, DURING THE
COMMISSION OF SUCH OFFENSE, A CHILD UNDER THE AGE OF  SIXTEEN  YEARS  IS
PRESENT IN OR ON SUCH MOTOR VEHICLE.
  Grand larceny in the third degree is a class D felony.
  S  2.  Section 155.42 of the penal law, as added by chapter 515 of the
laws of 1986, is amended to read as follows:
S 155.42 Grand larceny in the first degree.
  A person is guilty of grand larceny in the first degree when he OR SHE
steals property and when [the]:
  1. THE value of the property exceeds one million dollars[.]; OR
  2. THE PROPERTY, REGARDLESS OF ITS VALUE, CONSISTS OF A MOTOR VEHICLE,
AS DEFINED IN SECTION ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE OF THE VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC
LAW, IS OBTAINED BY EXTORTION COMMITTED BY INSTILLING IN  THE  VICTIM  A
FEAR THAT THE ACTOR OR ANOTHER PERSON WILL CAUSE PHYSICAL INJURY TO SOME
PERSON,  IN  THE  FUTURE,  AND A CHILD UNDER THE AGE OF SIXTEEN YEARS IS
PRESENT IN OR ON SUCH  MOTOR  VEHICLE  DURING  THE  COMMISSION  OF  SUCH
OFFENSE.
  Grand larceny in the first degree is a class B felony.

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

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