senate Bill S5569A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Categorizes hate crimes as serious offenses in relation to possession of firearms; repealer

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Codes Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 02, 2017 print number 5569a
May 02, 2017 amend and recommit to codes
Apr 13, 2017 referred to codes

S5569 - Details

See other versions of this Bill:
A7547
, S7072
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §265.00 sub 17 ¶(b), amd §265.00, Pen L

S5569 - Summary

Categorizes hate crimes as serious offenses in relation to possession of firearms.

S5569 - Sponsor Memo

S5569 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5569

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 13, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. SQUADRON -- 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 categorizing  hate  crimes
  as  serious  offenses  in  relation  to  possession of firearms 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.  Paragraph  (b) of subdivision 17 of section 265.00 of the
penal law, as amended by section 3 of chapter 232 of the laws  of  2010,
is REPEALED.
  S  2.  Paragraph  (b) of subdivision 17 of section 265.00 of the penal
law, as amended by section 2 of chapter 232 of  the  laws  of  2010,  is
amended to read as follows:
  (b)  any of the following offenses defined in the penal law: illegally
using, carrying or  possessing  a  pistol  or  other  dangerous  weapon;
possession of burglar's tools; criminal possession of stolen property in
the  third  degree;  escape  in  the  third degree; jostling; fraudulent
accosting; endangering the welfare of a child; the offenses  defined  in
article two hundred thirty-five; issuing abortional articles; permitting
prostitution;  promoting  prostitution  in the third degree; stalking in
the fourth degree; stalking in the third degree; the offenses defined in
article one hundred thirty; the offenses defined in article two  hundred
twenty; THE OFFENSES DEFINED IN ARTICLE FOUR HUNDRED EIGHTY-FIVE.
  S 3. 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.
                                                           LBD11065-01-7

Co-Sponsors

S5569A (ACTIVE) - Details

See other versions of this Bill:
A7547
, S7072
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §265.00 sub 17 ¶(b), amd §265.00, Pen L

S5569A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Categorizes hate crimes as serious offenses in relation to possession of firearms.

S5569A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5569A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5569--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 13, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. SQUADRON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Codes  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT  to amend the penal law, in relation to categorizing hate crimes
  as serious offenses in relation  to  possession  of  firearms  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. Legislative findings. (a) As the New York state legislature
found in enacting the Hate Crimes Act of 2000, "The intolerable truth is
that in these crimes, commonly and justly referred to as 'hate  crimes',
victims  are  intentionally  selected,  in  whole or in part, because of
their race, color, national origin, ancestry,  gender,  religion,  reli-
gious  practice,  age,  disability or sexual orientation. Hate crimes do
more than threaten the safety and welfare of all citizens. They  inflict
on  victims  incalculable  physical and emotional damage and tear at the
very fabric of free society. Crimes motivated by invidious hatred toward
particular groups not only harm individual victims but send  a  powerful
message of intolerance and discrimination to all members of the group to
which  the victim belongs. Hate crimes can and do intimidate and disrupt
entire communities and vitiate the civility that is essential to healthy
democratic processes."
  (b) The pernicious harm of hate crimes  on  targeted  individuals  and
communities  is  compounded  by the use of firearms to threaten and harm
the victims. According to one recent analysis, between  2010  and  2015,
there  were  roughly  46,500  hate crimes committed in the United States
that involved a gun. The threat of a gun from dangerous extremists sends
a clear message that they not only  harbor  feelings  of  bias  or  hate
against  a  particular  group, but also that they are willing to kill in
service of this ideology. Keeping guns out of the hands  of  individuals

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11065-02-7

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