senate Bill S4163

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Establishes the crime of homicide by sale of an opiate controlled substance

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 17, 2016 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 14, 2016 advanced to third reading
Mar 09, 2016 2nd report cal.
Mar 08, 2016 1st report cal.354
Jan 06, 2016 referred to codes
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 09, 2015 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 01, 2015 advanced to third reading
May 28, 2015 2nd report cal.
May 27, 2015 1st report cal.949
Mar 04, 2015 referred to codes

Votes

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Mar 8, 2016 - Codes committee Vote

S4163
12
2
committee
12
Aye
2
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Codes Committee Vote: Mar 8, 2016

nay (2)
aye wr (2)

May 27, 2015 - Codes committee Vote

S4163
12
2
committee
12
Aye
2
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Codes Committee Vote: May 27, 2015

nay (2)
aye wr (1)

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S4163 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6039
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §220.00, add §125.24, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
S7657

S4163 - Summary

Establishes the crime of homicide by sale of an opiate controlled substance; makes such crime a class A-1 felony.

S4163 - Sponsor Memo

S4163 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4163

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 4, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. AMEDORE -- 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 enacting "Laree's law"

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

  Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
"Laree's law".
  S 2. Section 220.00 of the penal law is amended by adding a new subdi-
vision 21 to read as follows:
  21. "OPIATE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE" MEANS ANY SUBSTANCE LISTED IN SCHED-
ULE I, II, III, IV OR V OF  SECTION  THIRTY-THREE  HUNDRED  SIX  OF  THE
PUBLIC HEALTH LAW THAT IS CLASSIFIED AS EITHER AN OPIATE OR OPIUM DERIV-
ATIVE UNDER SUCH LAW.
  S  3.  The penal law is amended by adding a new section 125.24 to read
as follows:
S 125.24 HOMICIDE BY SALE OF AN OPIATE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE.
  A PERSON IS GUILTY  OF  HOMICIDE  BY  SALE  OF  AN  OPIATE  CONTROLLED
SUBSTANCE  WHEN  HE  OR  SHE UNLAWFULLY TRANSPORTS BY IMPORTING INTO THE
STATE OR TRANSPORTING WITHIN THE STATE FROM ONE COUNTY INTO ANOTHER,  OR
UNLAWFULLY SELLS AS DEFINED BY SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION 220.00 OF THIS
CHAPTER,  AN OPIATE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE AS DEFINED BY SUBDIVISION TWEN-
TY-ONE OF SECTION 220.00 OF THIS CHAPTER,  AND  SUCH  OPIATE  CONTROLLED
SUBSTANCE CAUSES THE DEATH OF ANOTHER PERSON.
  IT  SHALL  BE  A  DEFENSE  TO HOMICIDE BY SALE OF AN OPIATE CONTROLLED
SUBSTANCE THAT THE DEFENDANT JOINTLY  AND  SIMULTANEOUSLY  ACQUIRED  AND
POSSESSED  SUCH  OPIATE  CONTROLLED  SUBSTANCE  FOR  JOINT  USE WITH THE
DECEASED, WITH THE INTENT TO JOINTLY INJECT, INHALE OR OTHERWISE  INGEST
SUCH OPIATE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE.
  HOMICIDE  BY  SALE  OF  AN  OPIATE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE IS A CLASS A-I
FELONY.
  S 4. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  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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