senate Bill S6679

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Provides that sexual abuse in the 2nd degree is a class E felony

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 15, 2016 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 25, 2016 advanced to third reading
Feb 24, 2016 2nd report cal.
Feb 09, 2016 1st report cal.186
Feb 04, 2016 referred to codes


S6679 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง130.60, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S62
2011-2012: S1618
2013-2014: S655
2017-2018: S8446, A2423

S6679 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Raises the penalty for sexual abuse in the 2nd degree from a class A misdemeanor to a class E felony.

S6679 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6679 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 4, 2016

Introduced  by Sen. NOZZOLIO -- 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 changing sexual  abuse  in
  the second degree from a class A misdemeanor to a class E felony


  Section 1. The closing paragraph of section 130.60 of the  penal  law,
as  amended  by  chapter  1  of  the laws of 2000, is amended to read as
  Sexual abuse in the second degree is a class [A misdemeanor] E FELONY.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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


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