assembly Bill A5200

Signed By Governor
2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to prohibiting physical contact or activity in any organization's initiating ceremony

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 13, 2018 signed chap.188
delivered to governor
Jun 13, 2018 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1409
substituted for s2755
May 16, 2018 referred to codes
delivered to senate
passed assembly
May 10, 2018 advanced to third reading cal.868
May 08, 2018 reported
Jan 03, 2018 referred to codes
Feb 06, 2017 referred to codes

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A5200 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2755
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§120.16 & 120.17, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A8426, S6337
2015-2016: A1892, S1591

A5200 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits physical contact or activity in any organization's initiating ceremony.

A5200 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5200

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 6, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. WEPRIN, CRESPO, MONTESANO, RYAN, COLTON, ARROYO,
  M. G. MILLER, STECK, McDONOUGH, GALEF, HOOPER, COOK -- Multi-Sponsored
  by -- M. of A.  GIGLIO, PERRY -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the penal  law,  in  relation  to  prohibiting  physical
  contact or activity in any organization's initiating ceremony

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

  Section 1. The first undesignated paragraph of section 120.16  of  the
penal  law,  as amended by chapter 86 of the laws of 1988, is amended to
read as follows:
  A person is guilty of hazing in the first degree when, in  the  course
of  another  person's  initiation into or affiliation with any organiza-
tion, he intentionally or recklessly engages in conduct, INCLUDING,  BUT
NOT  LIMITED  TO,  MAKING  PHYSICAL  CONTACT  WITH OR REQUIRING PHYSICAL
ACTIVITY OF SUCH OTHER PERSON, which creates a substantial risk of phys-
ical injury to such other person or a third person  and  thereby  causes
such injury.
  §  2.  The first undesignated paragraph of section 120.17 of the penal
law, as added by chapter 86 of the laws of 1988, is amended to  read  as
follows:
  A  person is guilty of hazing in the second degree when, in the course
of another person's initiation or affiliation with any organization,  he
intentionally  or  recklessly  engages  in  conduct,  INCLUDING, BUT NOT
LIMITED TO, MAKING PHYSICAL CONTACT WITH OR REQUIRING PHYSICAL  ACTIVITY
OF SUCH OTHER PERSON, which creates a substantial risk of physical inju-
ry to such other person or a third person.
  § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08082-01-7

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