|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 06, 2016||referred to codes|
|Mar 11, 2015||referred to codes|
assembly Bill A6039
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
John T. McDonald III
A6039 (ACTIVE) - Details
A6039 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6039 2015-2016 Regular Sessions I N A S S E M B L Y March 11, 2015 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. DenDEKKER -- read once and referred to the Committee on Codes AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to enacting "Laree's law" THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as "Laree's law". S 2. Section 220.00 of the penal law is amended by adding a new subdi- vision 21 to read as follows: 21. "OPIATE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE" MEANS ANY SUBSTANCE LISTED IN SCHED- ULE I, II, III, IV OR V OF SECTION THIRTY-THREE HUNDRED SIX OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW THAT IS CLASSIFIED AS EITHER AN OPIATE OR OPIUM DERIV- ATIVE UNDER SUCH LAW. S 3. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 125.24 to read as follows: S 125.24 HOMICIDE BY SALE OF AN OPIATE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE. A PERSON IS GUILTY OF HOMICIDE BY SALE OF AN OPIATE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE WHEN HE OR SHE UNLAWFULLY TRANSPORTS BY IMPORTING INTO THE STATE OR TRANSPORTING WITHIN THE STATE FROM ONE COUNTY INTO ANOTHER, OR UNLAWFULLY SELLS AS DEFINED BY SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION 220.00 OF THIS CHAPTER, AN OPIATE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE AS DEFINED BY SUBDIVISION TWEN- TY-ONE OF SECTION 220.00 OF THIS CHAPTER, AND SUCH OPIATE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE CAUSES THE DEATH OF ANOTHER PERSON. IT SHALL BE A DEFENSE TO HOMICIDE BY SALE OF AN OPIATE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE THAT THE DEFENDANT JOINTLY AND SIMULTANEOUSLY ACQUIRED AND POSSESSED SUCH OPIATE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE FOR JOINT USE WITH THE DECEASED, WITH THE INTENT TO JOINTLY INJECT, INHALE OR OTHERWISE INGEST SUCH OPIATE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE. HOMICIDE BY SALE OF AN OPIATE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE IS A CLASS A-I FELONY. S 4. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth 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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