senate Bill S994

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Increases penalties for sale of controlled substances if it occurs on park grounds or playgrounds; defines park grounds or playgrounds

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 01, 2016 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 09, 2016 advanced to third reading
Feb 08, 2016 2nd report cal.
Feb 02, 2016 1st report cal.134
Jan 06, 2016 referred to codes
returned to senate
died in assembly
Mar 09, 2015 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 10, 2015 advanced to third reading
Feb 09, 2015 2nd report cal.
Feb 03, 2015 1st report cal.62
Jan 08, 2015 referred to codes

Votes

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Feb 2, 2016 - Codes committee Vote

S994
12
2
committee
12
Aye
2
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Codes Committee Vote: Feb 2, 2016

nay (2)
aye wr (2)

Feb 3, 2015 - Codes committee Vote

S994
13
1
committee
13
Aye
1
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S994 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2706
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง220.00, 220.34 & 220.44, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S2173A, A2443A
2011-2012: S1752, A1380
2009-2010: S1568, A5175

S994 - Summary

Adds "park grounds and playgrounds" to statute currently providing increased penalties for sale of controlled substances to certain persons if such sale occurs on or within 1,000 feet of school grounds; defines "park ground or playgrounds" to mean in, or within any building or structure or any fields, lands or grounds owned, leased or maintained by the state, any agency or municipality thereof, etc., for the purposes of recreation or leisure.

S994 - Sponsor Memo

S994 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   994

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 8, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GOLDEN -- 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 increasing  the  penalties
  for sale of controlled substances on park grounds or playgrounds

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

  Section 1. Section 220.00 of the penal law is amended by adding a  new
subdivision 14-a to read as follows:
  14-A.   "PARK GROUNDS OR PLAYGROUNDS" MEANS IN OR WITHIN ANY BUILDING,
STRUCTURE, PLAYING FIELD, PLAYGROUND OR LAND CONTAINED WITHIN THE BOUND-
ARY OF LAND OWNED, LEASED OR MAINTAINED BY THE STATE OR  ANY  AGENCY  OR
MUNICIPALITY  THEREOF  OR BY ANY NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATION OR ELEEMOSY-
NARY INSTITUTION, CORPORATION OR ASSOCIATION WHICH IS USED ON A  REGULAR
BASIS  AS  A  RECREATION AREA AND IS SO DESIGNATED. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS
DEFINITION, THE TERM  "PARK  GROUNDS  OR  PLAYGROUNDS"  ALSO  MEANS  AND
INCLUDES  THE  FOLLOWING WHICH HAS THE SAME OWNERSHIP AS THE PARK GROUND
OR PLAYGROUND:  ANY PARKING LOT, PARKING GARAGE, OR OTHER PARKING FACIL-
ITY, MARINA, BOAT LAUNCH OR OTHER SIMILAR FACILITY WHICH IS  WITHIN  ONE
THOUSAND  FEET  OF AND SERVES SUCH PARK GROUNDS OR PLAYGROUNDS AND WHICH
IS SO DESIGNATED BY EASILY VISIBLE SIGNAGE AS SERVING SUCH PARK  GROUNDS
OR PLAYGROUNDS.
  S  2.  Section  220.34 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 280  of
the laws of 1986, subdivisions 2 and 4 as amended by chapter 75  of  the
laws  of  1995,  subdivision  3 as amended by chapter 537 of the laws of
1998, subdivision 6-a as added by chapter  635  of  the  laws  of  1997,
subdivision 7 as amended by chapter 436 of the laws of 2006 and subdivi-
sion  8 as amended and subdivision 9 as added by chapter 264 of the laws
of 2003, is amended to read as follows:
S 220.34 Criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fourth degree.
  A person is guilty of criminal sale of a controlled substance  in  the
fourth degree when he OR SHE knowingly and unlawfully sells:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01347-01-5

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