senate Bill S4520B

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to murder in the first degree

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Archive: Last Bill Status - Passed Senate


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

Your Voice

do you support this bill?

Please enter your contact information

Home address is used to determine the senate district in which you reside. Your support or opposition to this bill is then shared immediately with the senator who represents you.

Optional services from the NY State Senate:

Create an account. An account allows you to officially support or oppose key legislation, sign petitions with a single click, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.

Include a custom message for your Senator? (Optional)

Enter a message to your senator. Many New Yorkers use this to share the reasoning behind their support or opposition to the bill. Others might share a personal anecdote about how the bill would affect them or people they care about.

Actions

view actions (18)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 09, 2016 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 03, 2016 amended on third reading 4520b
Mar 31, 2016 amended on third reading 4520a
Feb 09, 2016 advanced to third reading
Feb 08, 2016 2nd report cal.
Feb 02, 2016 1st report cal.141
Jan 06, 2016 referred to codes
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 10, 2015 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 08, 2015 advanced to third reading
Jun 03, 2015 2nd report cal.
Jun 02, 2015 1st report cal.1306
Mar 26, 2015 referred to codes

Votes

view votes

Feb 2, 2016 - Codes committee Vote

S4520
15
1
committee
15
Aye
1
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
show committee vote details

Jun 2, 2015 - Codes committee Vote

S4520
13
0
committee
13
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
show committee vote details

Co-Sponsors

view additional co-sponsors

S4520 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6807
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§10.00 & 125.27, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S925, A1910

S4520 - Summary

Extends murder in the first degree to include victims who are members of the military or reserves.

S4520 - Sponsor Memo

S4520 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4520

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 26, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. CROCI, BOYLE, LAVALLE, MARCHIONE, RITCHIE, SERINO,
  SEWARD -- 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 murder in the first degree

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

  Section 1. Section 125.27 of the penal law, as added by chapter 367 of
the laws of 1974, subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 1 of the  laws  of
1995,  subparagraph (ii-a) of paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 as added by
chapter 1 of the laws of 2013, subparagraph (vii) of  paragraph  (a)  of
subdivision  1  as  amended by chapter 264 of the laws of 2003, subpara-
graph (xii) of paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 as  amended  and  subpara-
graph  (xiii)  of paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 as added by chapter 300
of the laws of 2001, is amended to read as follows:
S 125.27 Murder in the first degree.
  A person is guilty of murder in the first degree when:
  1. With intent to cause the death of another person, he OR SHE  causes
the death of such person or of a third person; and
  (a) Either:
  (i) the intended victim was a police officer as defined in subdivision
[34]  THIRTY-FOUR  of section 1.20 of the criminal procedure law who was
at the time of the killing engaged in the course of  performing  his  OR
HER  official  duties,  and the defendant knew or reasonably should have
known that the intended victim was a police officer; or
  (ii) the intended victim was a peace officer as defined in paragraph a
of subdivision  twenty-one,  subdivision  twenty-three,  twenty-four  or
sixty-two  (employees  of the division for youth) of section 2.10 of the
criminal procedure law who was at the time of the killing engaged in the
course of performing his OR HER official duties, and the defendant  knew
or  reasonably  should  have  known  that the intended victim was such a

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10013-01-5

Co-Sponsors

view additional co-sponsors

S4520A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6807
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§10.00 & 125.27, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S925, A1910

S4520A - Summary

Extends murder in the first degree to include victims who are members of the military or reserves.

S4520A - Sponsor Memo

S4520A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4520--A
    Cal. No. 141

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 26, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. CROCI, BOYLE, DeFRANCISCO, FUNKE, GALLIVAN, GOLDEN,
  LAVALLE, MARCHIONE, NOZZOLIO, RANZENHOFER, RITCHIE, SERINO, SEWARD  --
  read  twice  and  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to
  the Committee on Codes -- recommitted to the  Committee  on  Codes  in
  accordance  with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- reported favorably from said
  committee, ordered to first and second  report,  ordered  to  a  third
  reading,  amended  and  ordered  reprinted, retaining its place in the
  order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to murder in the first degree

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

  Section  1.  Section 10.00 of the penal law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 22 to read as follows:
  22. "MEMBER OF THE MILITARY OR RESERVES" MEANS (A)  A  MEMBER  OF  THE
UNITED STATES ARMY, NAVY, AIR FORCE, MARINES, COAST GUARD, ARMY NATIONAL
GUARD, AIR NATIONAL GUARD AND/OR RESERVES THEREOF OR (B) A MEMBER OF THE
NEW YORK GUARD OR THE NEW YORK NAVAL MILITIA.
  S  2.  Section 125.27 of the penal law, as added by chapter 367 of the
laws of 1974, subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 1 of the laws of 1995,
subparagraph (ii-a) of paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 as added by  chap-
ter 1 of the laws of 2013, subparagraph (vii) of paragraph (a) of subdi-
vision  1  as  amended  by chapter 264 of the laws of 2003, subparagraph
(xii) of paragraph (a) of subdivision  1  as  amended  and  subparagraph
(xiii)  of paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 as added by chapter 300 of the
laws of 2001, is amended to read as follows:
S 125.27 Murder in the first degree.
  A person is guilty of murder in the first degree when:
  1. With intent to cause the death of another person, he OR SHE  causes
the death of such person or of a third person; and
  (a) Either:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10013-02-6

Co-Sponsors

view additional co-sponsors

S4520B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6807
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§10.00 & 125.27, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S925, A1910

S4520B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Extends murder in the first degree to include victims who are members of the military or reserves.

S4520B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4520B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4520--B
    Cal. No. 141

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 26, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. CROCI, BOYLE, DeFRANCISCO, FUNKE, GALLIVAN, GOLDEN,
  LAVALLE, MARCHIONE, NOZZOLIO, RANZENHOFER, RITCHIE, SERINO, SEWARD  --
  read  twice  and  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to
  the Committee on Codes -- recommitted to the  Committee  on  Codes  in
  accordance  with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- reported favorably from said
  committee, ordered to first and second  report,  ordered  to  a  third
  reading,  amended  and  ordered  reprinted, retaining its place in the
  order of third reading -- again amended and ordered reprinted, retain-
  ing its place in the order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to murder in the first degree

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

  Section  1.  Section 10.00 of the penal law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 22 to read as follows:
  22. "MEMBER OF THE MILITARY OR RESERVES" MEANS (A)  A  MEMBER  OF  THE
UNITED STATES ARMY, NAVY, AIR FORCE, MARINES, COAST GUARD, ARMY NATIONAL
GUARD, AIR NATIONAL GUARD AND/OR RESERVES THEREOF OR (B) A MEMBER OF THE
NEW YORK GUARD OR THE NEW YORK NAVAL MILITIA.
  S  2.  Section 125.27 of the penal law, as added by chapter 367 of the
laws of 1974, subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 1 of the laws of 1995,
subparagraph (ii-a) of paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 as added by  chap-
ter 1 of the laws of 2013, subparagraph (vii) of paragraph (a) of subdi-
vision  1  as  amended  by chapter 264 of the laws of 2003, subparagraph
(xii) of paragraph (a) of subdivision  1  as  amended  and  subparagraph
(xiii)  of paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 as added by chapter 300 of the
laws of 2001, is amended to read as follows:
S 125.27 Murder in the first degree.
  A person is guilty of murder in the first degree when:
  1. With intent to cause the death of another person, he OR SHE  causes
the death of such person or of a third person; and
  (a) Either:

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

Comments

Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.