senate Bill S1786

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Enhances criminal penalties for criminal mischief and larceny offenses committed at a place of religious worship

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 03, 2018 referred to codes
returned to senate
died in assembly
Mar 08, 2017 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 07, 2017 ordered to third reading cal.401
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 10, 2017 referred to codes

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S1786 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1334
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Pen L, generally
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S6338, A9288
2013-2014: S2368, A3514
2015-2016: S1104, A6074, A248, A10388
2019-2020: S502, A3550

S1786 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enhances criminal penalties for criminal mischief and larceny offenses committed at a place of religious worship and for cemetery desecration.

S1786 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1786 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1786

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  KLEIN,  ADDABBO,  DIAZ, FELDER, GOLDEN, KAMINSKY,
  LARKIN, MARCELLINO, 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 criminal mischief and
  larceny offenses committed at a place  of  religious  worship  and  to
  cemetery desecration

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 2 of  section  145.05  of  the  penal  law,  as
amended  by chapter 276 of the laws of 2003, is amended and a new subdi-
vision 3 is added to read as follows:
  2. damages property of another  person  in  an  amount  exceeding  two
hundred fifty dollars[.]; OR
  3.  DAMAGES  PROPERTY  WHICH, REGARDLESS OF ITS NATURE OR VALUE, IS IN
ANY BUILDING, STRUCTURE OR UPON THE CURTILAGE OF SUCH BUILDING OR STRUC-
TURE USED AS A PLACE OF RELIGIOUS WORSHIP BY A RELIGIOUS CORPORATION, AS
INCORPORATED UNDER THE RELIGIOUS CORPORATIONS LAW OR THE EDUCATION LAW.
  § 2. Section 145.10 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 961 of the
laws of 1971, is amended to read as follows:
§ 145.10 Criminal mischief in the second degree.
  A person is guilty of criminal mischief in the 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:
  1. damages property of another person in an amount exceeding one thou-
sand five hundred dollars[.]; OR
  2. DAMAGES PROPERTY WHICH CONSISTS OF A SCROLL, A RELIGIOUS  VESTMENT,
A  VESSEL, AN ITEM COMPRISING A DISPLAY OF RELIGIOUS SYMBOLS WHICH FORMS
A REPRESENTATIVE EXPRESSION OF FAITH OR ANY OTHER ITEM KEPT OR  USED  IN
CONNECTION WITH RELIGIOUS WORSHIP IN ANY BUILDING, STRUCTURE OR UPON THE
CURTILAGE  OF  SUCH  BUILDING  OR STRUCTURE USED AS A PLACE OF RELIGIOUS

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

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