assembly Bill A6840

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Establishes the class D felony of criminal street gang recruitment on school grounds

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Jan 06, 2016 referred to codes
Apr 06, 2015 referred to codes

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A6840 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3852
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §460.10, add §460.65, Pen L; add §318, Hway L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A4578, S483
2011-2012: A4211, S2940
2013-2014: A9102, S2458
2017-2018: A6375, S6211
2019-2020: A6685, S1773
2021-2022: S4632

A6840 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the class D felony of criminal street gang recruitment on school grounds; authorizes municipalities to place gang free school zone signs on highways passing through school grounds.

A6840 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  6840

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              April 6, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  CRESPO  --  Multi-Sponsored  by  -- M. of A.
  BROOK-KRASNY, CLARK, DAVILA, FARRELL, FINCH, GALEF,  GIGLIO,  GUNTHER,
  HEVESI,  HIKIND,  HOOPER,  JAFFEE,  KOLB,  LUPARDO, MAGEE, MAGNARELLI,
  MARKEY, McDONOUGH, McKEVITT, MOYA, NOLAN, ORTIZ, RAMOS, RIVERA, RODRI-
  GUEZ, SCARBOROUGH, SEPULVEDA, STIRPE, THIELE, TITONE, TITUS, WRIGHT --
  read once and referred to the Committee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the penal law,  in  relation  to  criminal  street  gang
  recruitment  on  school  grounds;  and  to  amend  the highway law, in
  relation to authorizing the placement of gang free school zone signs

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

  Section  1.  Section 460.10 of the penal law is amended by adding four
new subdivisions 5, 6, 7 and 8 to read as follows:
  5. "CRIMINAL STREET GANG" MEANS ANY ONGOING ORGANIZATION, ASSOCIATION,
OR GROUP OF THREE OR MORE PERSONS, WHETHER FORMAL OR INFORMAL, HAVING AS
ONE OF ITS PRIMARY ACTIVITIES THE COMMISSION OF  ONE  OR  MORE  CRIMINAL
ACTS,  WHICH HAS AN IDENTIFIABLE NAME OR IDENTIFYING SIGN OR SYMBOL, AND
WHOSE MEMBERS INDIVIDUALLY OR COLLECTIVELY ENGAGE IN OR HAVE ENGAGED  IN
CRIMINAL STREET GANG ACTIVITY.
  6. "CRIMINAL STREET GANG MEMBER" MEANS A PERSON TO WHOM TWO OR MORE OF
THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA APPLY:
  (A) ADMITS TO CRIMINAL STREET GANG MEMBERSHIP;
  (B)  IS  IDENTIFIED  AS  A CRIMINAL STREET GANG MEMBER BY A DOCUMENTED
RELIABLE INFORMANT;
  (C) RESIDES IN OR FREQUENTS A PARTICULAR CRIMINAL STREET  GANG'S  AREA
AND  ADOPTS  ITS  STYLE OF DRESS, ITS USE OF HAND SIGNALS OR ITS TATTOOS
AND ASSOCIATES WITH KNOWN CRIMINAL STREET GANG MEMBERS;
  (D) HAS BEEN ARRESTED MORE THAN ONCE IN THE COMPANY OF KNOWN  CRIMINAL
STREET  GANG MEMBERS FOR OFFENSES WHICH ARE CONSISTENT WITH USUAL CRIMI-
NAL STREET GANG ACTIVITY;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00866-01-5