senate Bill S1785

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Increases the penalties for bias-related and gang related graffiti, and graffiti upon religious property

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 03, 2018 referred to codes
returned to senate
died in assembly
Feb 07, 2017 referred to consumer affairs and protection
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 30, 2017 advanced to third reading
Jan 24, 2017 2nd report cal.
Jan 23, 2017 1st report cal.79
Jan 10, 2017 referred to codes

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S1785 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7449
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§60.31 & 145.62, amd §§65.10, 145.60 & 240.31, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S1856
2011-2012: S532, A6648
2013-2014: S2251, A3740
2015-2016: S849, A4392
2019-2020: S83, A7138

S1785 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Increases the penalties for bias related and gang related graffiti, and graffiti upon religious property.

S1785 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1785 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1785

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. KLEIN, AVELLA, CROCI, LANZA, RANZENHOFER, STAVISKY
  -- 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 bias-related graffiti, the
  disposition of graffiti offenses, graffiti for the purpose of  promot-
  ing gang related activities and graffiti upon religious property

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

  Section 1.  The penal law is amended by adding a new section 60.31  to
read as follows:
§ 60.31 AUTHORIZED  DISPOSITION;  AGGRAVATED  HARASSMENT  IN  THE  FIRST
          DEGREE.
  WHEN A PERSON IS CONVICTED  OF  AGGRAVATED  HARASSMENT  IN  THE  FIRST
DEGREE AS DEFINED IN SECTION 240.31 OF THIS CHAPTER, OR OF AN ATTEMPT TO
COMMIT  SUCH AN OFFENSE, OR OF A LESSER INCLUDED OFFENSE, IN ADDITION TO
ANY OTHER SENTENCE IMPOSED OR AS A CONDITION OF PROBATION OR CONDITIONAL
DISCHARGE THE COURT MAY ORDER SUCH PERSON TO PARTICIPATE IN, AT  HIS  OR
HER  OWN EXPENSE, A DIVERSITY TRAINING PROGRAM THAT IS DESIGNED TO OVER-
COME DISCRIMINATION, PREJUDICE AND INTOLERANCE, AND THAT PROMOTES COMMU-
NICATION, UNDERSTANDING AND RESPECT AMONG DIVERSE RACIAL, RELIGIOUS  AND
ETHNIC GROUPS.
  § 2. Paragraph (h) of subdivision 2 of section 65.10 of the penal law,
as  amended  by  chapter  508 of the laws of 2001, is amended to read as
follows:
  (h) Perform services for a public or not-for-profit corporation, asso-
ciation, institution or agency, including but not  limited  to  services
for  the  [division]  OFFICE of ALCOHOLISM AND substance abuse services,
[services in an appropriate community program for  removal  of  graffiti
from  public  or private property, including any property damaged in the
underlying offense,] or services for the maintenance and repair of  real
or  personal property maintained as a cemetery plot, grave, burial place

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

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