senate Bill S5198

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Expands the definition of the offense of menacing a police officer or peace officer

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Jan 06, 2016 referred to codes
May 07, 2015 referred to codes

S5198 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง120.18, Pen L

S5198 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Expands the definition of the offense of menacing a police officer or peace officer.

S5198 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5198 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 7, 2015

Introduced  by  Sen.  MARCELLINO  -- 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 expanding  the  definition
  of the offense of menacing a police officer or peace officer


  Section 1. Section 120.18 of the penal law, as added by chapter 765 of
the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows:
S 120.18 Menacing a police officer or peace officer.
  A person is guilty of menacing a police officer or peace officer  when
he  or she intentionally places or attempts to place a police officer or
peace officer in reasonable fear of physical  injury,  serious  physical
injury  or  death  by  displaying a DANGEROUS INSTRUMENT, deadly weapon,
knife, pistol, revolver, rifle, shotgun, machine gun or  other  firearm,
whether  operable  or  not,  where  such  officer  was  in the course of
performing his or her official duties and the defendant knew or  reason-
ably  should  have  known that such victim was a police officer or peace
  Menacing a police officer or peace officer is a class D felony.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
ing the date upon which 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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