senate Bill S1109

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to cemetery desecration

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 06, 2018 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 27, 2018 advanced to third reading
Feb 13, 2018 2nd report cal.
Feb 12, 2018 1st report cal.468
Jan 03, 2018 referred to codes
returned to senate
died in assembly
Feb 06, 2017 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 30, 2017 advanced to third reading
Jan 24, 2017 2nd report cal.
Jan 23, 2017 1st report cal.76
Jan 06, 2017 referred to codes

Votes

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Feb 12, 2018 - Codes committee Vote

S1109
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committee
11
Aye
1
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Codes Committee Vote: Feb 12, 2018

nay (1)
aye wr (3)
excused (1)

Jan 23, 2017 - Codes committee Vote

S1109
12
1
committee
12
Aye
1
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Codes Committee Vote: Jan 23, 2017

nay (1)
aye wr (2)
excused (1)

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S1109 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6754
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §145.23, add §145.24, rpld §145.22, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S2686
2011-2012: S473
2013-2014: S3307, A7201
2015-2016: S3806, A5339
2019-2020: S345, A8727

S1109 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Removes the $250 amount of damage from cemetery desecration in the second degree; makes cemetery desecration in the second degree a class E felony to apply to any damage or theft regardless of value; adds crime of cemetery desecration in the first degree and makes such crime a class D felony.

S1109 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1109 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1109

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 6, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  FELDER -- 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 cemetery desecration;  and
  to repeal certain provisions of such law relating thereto

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

  Section 1. Section 145.23 of the penal law, as amended by chapter  353
of the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows:
§ 145.23 Cemetery desecration in the [first] SECOND degree.
  A  person  is  guilty  of  cemetery  desecration in the [first] SECOND
degree when with intent to damage property of another person, and having
no right to do so nor any reasonable ground to believe that  he  OR  SHE
has such right, he OR SHE:
  (a)  damages  any  real  or personal property maintained as a cemetery
plot, grave, burial place or other place of interment of  human  remains
[in an amount exceeding two hundred fifty dollars]; or
  (b)  with intent to steal personal property, he OR SHE steals personal
property[, the value of which exceeds two hundred fifty dollars,]  which
is  located  at  a  cemetery plot, grave, burial place or other place of
interment of human remains and which property is owned by the person  or
organization  which maintains or owns such place or the estate, next-of-
kin or representatives of the deceased person interred there[; or
  (c) commits the crime of cemetery desecration in the second degree  as
defined  in  section  145.22  of  this  article  and has been previously
convicted of the crime of cemetery  desecration  in  the  second  degree
within the preceding five years].
  Cemetery desecration in the [first] SECOND degree is a class E felony.
  §  2.  The penal law is amended by adding a new section 145.24 to read
as follows:
§ 145.24 CEMETERY DESECRATION IN THE FIRST DEGREE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04815-01-7

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