senate Bill S1591

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to prohibiting physical contact or activity in any organization's initiating ceremony

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 06, 2016 referred to codes
Jan 13, 2015 referred to codes

S1591 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1892
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง120.16 & 120.17, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S6337, A8426
2017-2018: S2755, A5200

S1591 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits physical contact or activity in any organization's initiating ceremony.

S1591 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1591 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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    S. 1591                                                  A. 1892

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                            January 13, 2015
                               ___________

IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes

IN  ASSEMBLY  -- Introduced by M. of A. WEPRIN, CRESPO, RYAN, MONTESANO,
  COLTON, ARROYO, MILLER, ROBINSON, STECK,  TEDISCO,  McDONOUGH,  GALEF,
  HOOPER,  COOK  --  Multi-Sponsored  by  --  M.  of A. CERETTO, DUPREY,
  GIGLIO, MARKEY, PERRY -- read once and referred to  the  Committee  on
  Codes

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  penal  law, in relation to prohibiting physical
  contact or activity in any organization's initiating ceremony

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

  Section  1.  The first undesignated paragraph of section 120.16 of the
penal law, as amended by chapter 86 of the laws of 1988, is  amended  to
read as follows:
  A  person  is guilty of hazing in the first degree when, in the course
of another person's initiation into or affiliation  with  any  organiza-
tion,  he intentionally or recklessly engages in conduct, INCLUDING, BUT
NOT LIMITED TO, MAKING  PHYSICAL  CONTACT  WITH  OR  REQUIRING  PHYSICAL
ACTIVITY OF SUCH OTHER PERSON, which creates a substantial risk of phys-
ical  injury  to  such other person or a third person and thereby causes
such injury.
  S 2. The first undesignated paragraph of section 120.17 of  the  penal
law,  as  added by chapter 86 of the laws of 1988, is amended to read as
follows:
  A person is guilty of hazing in the second degree when, in the  course
of  another person's initiation or affiliation with any organization, he
intentionally or recklessly  engages  in  conduct,  INCLUDING,  BUT  NOT
LIMITED  TO, MAKING PHYSICAL CONTACT WITH OR REQUIRING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
OF SUCH OTHER PERSON, which creates a substantial risk of physical inju-
ry to such other person or a third person.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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

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