Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 03, 2017||
referred to codes
Senate Bill S4937
2017-2018 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Codes Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2017-S4937 (ACTIVE) - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Senate Codes
- Law Section:
- Penal Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd Pen L, generally; amd §168-a, Cor L; amd §§60.42, 160.10 & 380.50, CP L; amd §§61, 62 & 64, Civ Rts L; amd §344.4, Fam Ct Act; amd §10.03, Ment Hyg L; amd §353, Mult Dwell L; amd §2324-a, Pub Health L; amd §715, RPAP L; amd §231, RP L; amd §509-cc, V & T L
- Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S112, A2869
2017-S4937 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S4937 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the penal law, the correction law, the criminal procedure law, the civil rights law, the family court act, the mental hygiene law, the multiple dwelling law, the public health law, the real property actions and proceedings law, the real property law and the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to prostitution offenses and creating the crime of sexual exploitation of a child PURPOSE : The purpose of this bill is to protect children, especially runaway kids who are being turned into sex slaves by parents, pimps and other abusive adults. The bill would ensure that anyone engaging in sexual conduct for a fee with a child, who by law is incapable of consenting to sexual conduct, is punished to the same extent as a person who is charged under current New York law dealing with statutory rape. The bill also provides any sixteen year old child who engages in sexual conduct for a fee and who is a first-time offender with a one-time noncriminal disposition for any charge of prostitution. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1. Amends Section 230.00 of the Penal Law. Defines criminal
2017-S4937 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4937 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E March 3, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sen. DIAZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes AN ACT to amend the penal law, the correction law, the criminal proce- dure law, the civil rights law, the family court act, the mental hygiene law, the multiple dwelling law, the public health law, the real property actions and proceedings law, the real property law and the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to prostitution offenses and creating the crime of sexual exploitation of a child THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 230.00 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 169 of the laws of 1969, is amended to read as follows: § 230.00 [Prostitution] CRIMINAL PROSTITUTION. A person is guilty of CRIMINAL prostitution when, BEING SEVENTEEN YEARS OLD OR MORE, such person engages or agrees or offers to engage in sexual conduct with another person in return for a fee. [Prostitution] CRIMINAL PROSTITUTION is a class B [Misdemeanor] MISDE- MEANOR. § 2. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 230.00-a to read as follows: § 230.00-A UNLAWFUL PROSTITUTION. A PERSON IS GUILTY OF UNLAWFUL PROSTITUTION WHEN, BEING LESS THAN SEVENTEEN YEARS OLD, SUCH PERSON ENGAGES OR AGREES OR OFFERS TO ENGAGE IN SEXUAL CONDUCT WITH ANOTHER PERSON IN RETURN FOR A FEE. UNLAWFUL PROSTITUTION IS A VIOLATION, PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT ANY PERSON WHO HAS PREVIOUSLY BEEN CONVICTED OF A CRIME DEFINED IN THIS ARTICLE OR SECTION 240.37 OF THIS PART SHALL BE GUILTY OF A CLASS B MISDEMEANOR. § 3. Sections 230.05 and 230.06 of the penal law, as amended by chap- ter 368 of the laws of 2015, are amended to read as follows: § 230.05 Patronizing a person for prostitution in the second degree. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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