senate Bill S8212

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Designates offenses against law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency medical services personnel as hate crimes

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Nov 14, 2016 referred to rules

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S8212 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง485.05, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S1114
2019-2020: S335

S8212 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Designates offenses against law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency medical services personnel as hate crimes.

S8212 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8212 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  8212

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            November 14, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  AKSHAR, GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the penal  law,  in  relation  to  designating  offenses
  against  law  enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency medical
  services personnel as hate crimes

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

  Section 1. Subdivisions 1, 2 and 4 of section 485.05 of the penal law,
as  added  by  chapter  107  of the laws of 2000, are amended to read as
follows:
  1. A person commits a hate crime when he or she  commits  a  specified
offense and either:
  (a)  intentionally  selects  the  person  against  whom the offense is
committed or intended to be committed in whole or  in  substantial  part
because  of  a  belief  or  perception  regarding  (I)  the race, color,
national origin, ancestry, gender, religion,  religious  practice,  age,
disability  or  sexual orientation of a person OR (II) BECAUSE OF ACTUAL
OR PERCEIVED EMPLOYMENT AS A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER, A  FIREFIGHTER  OR
AS  EMERGENCY  MEDICAL  SERVICES  PERSONNEL,  regardless  of whether the
belief or perception is correct, or
  (b) intentionally commits the act or acts constituting the offense  in
whole or in substantial part because of a belief or perception regarding
(I)  the race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, religion, reli-
gious practice, age, disability or sexual orientation  of  a  person  OR
(II)  BECAUSE  OF  ACTUAL  OR  PERCEIVED EMPLOYMENT AS A LAW ENFORCEMENT
OFFICER, A FIREFIGHTER  OR  AS  EMERGENCY  MEDICAL  SERVICES  PERSONNEL,
regardless of whether the belief or perception is correct.
  (C) PROVIDED, HOWEVER, SUBPARAGRAPH (II) OF PARAGRAPH (A) AND SUBPARA-
GRAPH  (II)  OF  PARAGRAPH (B) OF THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL NOT APPLY WHERE
THE SPECIFIED OFFENSE IS COMMITTED BY AN INMATE IN A CORRECTIONAL FACIL-
ITY AGAINST A STATE CORRECTIONAL  OFFICER  OR  FEDERAL  LAW  ENFORCEMENT
OFFICER  OR  EMPLOYEE  WHOSE PERMANENT DUTIES INCLUDE THE CARE, CUSTODY,
CONTROL OR SUPERVISION OF INMATES.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15765-02-6

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