Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 07, 2016||
referred to codes
delivered to assembly
|Jun 06, 2016||
ordered to third reading cal.1451
committee discharged and committed to rules
|Jan 28, 2016||
referred to codes
Senate Bill S6585
2015-2016 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2015-S6585 (ACTIVE) - Details
2015-S6585 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6585 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the penal law, in relation to the theft of a motor vehicle while a child is present therein PURPOSE : Increases the penalties for the theft of a motor vehicle when a child is present in the vehicle. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Amends sections 155.35, 155.42, and 160.15 of the Penal Law to increase the penalties for theft of a motor vehicle when a child is present in the vehicle. JUSTIFICATION : Cases of carjackings where young children were present in the stolen vehicles have been reported over the last several years. Thefts of this nature not only traumatize children but place them at great risk of being physically harmed either at the hands of the carjacker, by a stranger if the car is abandoned, or during a police chase. This bill would increase the penalties for theft of a motor vehicle when a child is present in the vehicle, providing an important deterrent to thieves looking to commit these heinous acts. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY : 2013-14: S.1905 Passed Senate 2011-12: S.1543 Passed Senate 2010: S.6655 Referred to Codes FISCAL IMPLICATIONS : None
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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