senate Bill S2159

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Permits sentences for two or more crimes committed through a single act to run consecutively when one of such crimes is a homicide

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 03, 2018 referred to codes
returned to senate
died in assembly
Mar 01, 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.80
Jan 12, 2017 referred to codes

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S2159 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §70.25, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S7482
2015-2016: S3694
2019-2020: S1252
2021-2022: S2947

S2159 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Permits sentences for two or more crimes to run consecutively, when one of such crimes is a homicide.

S2159 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2159 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2159

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 12, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SERINO -- 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 consecutive sentences  for
  homicide offenses

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 70.25 of the penal law, as amended
by chapter 56 of the laws of 1984, is amended to read as follows:
  2. When more than one sentence of imprisonment is imposed on a  person
for  two or more offenses committed through a single act or omission, or
through an act or omission  which  in  itself  constituted  one  of  the
offenses  and  also  was a material element of the other, the sentences,
except if one or more of such sentences is for a  violation  of  section
270.20  of  this chapter, must run concurrently.  PROVIDED HOWEVER, THAT
IF ONE OR MORE OF SUCH SENTENCES IS FOR A CONVICTION UNDER  ARTICLE  ONE
HUNDRED  TWENTY-FIVE OF THIS CHAPTER, THE SENTENCES MAY RUN CONSECUTIVE-
LY.
  § 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01549-01-7

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