senate Bill S6151A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Provides that rape in the first degree shall be a class A-I felony and shall be punishable by life in prison without parole

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 15, 2018 print number 6151a
Feb 15, 2018 amend and recommit to codes
Jan 03, 2018 referred to codes
May 11, 2017 referred to codes

S6151 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8443
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§130.35 & 70.00, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S479
2011-2012: S3543
2013-2014: S2144
2015-2016: S4504
2019-2020: S1784

S6151 - Summary

Provides that rape in the first degree shall be a class A-I felony and shall be punishable by life imprisonment without parole.

S6151 - Sponsor Memo

S6151 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6151

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 11, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- 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 making rape in  the  first
  degree  a class A-I felony with a penalty of life imprisonment without
  parole

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

  Section  1.  The closing paragraph of section 130.35 of the penal law,
as amended by chapter 1 of the laws of  2000,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  Rape in the first degree is a class [B] A-I felony.
  §  2.  Subdivision  5 of section 70.00 of the penal law, as amended by
chapter 482 of the laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows:
  5.  Life  imprisonment  without  parole.  Notwithstanding  any   other
provision  of  law,  a  defendant sentenced to life imprisonment without
parole shall not  be  or  become  eligible  for  parole  or  conditional
release.  For  purposes of commitment and custody, other than parole and
conditional release, such sentence shall be deemed to be  an  indetermi-
nate  sentence.  A defendant may be sentenced to life imprisonment with-
out parole upon conviction for the crime of murder in the  first  degree
as  defined in section 125.27 of this chapter and in accordance with the
procedures provided by law for imposing a sentence  for  such  crime.  A
defendant  must  be  sentenced  to life imprisonment without parole upon
conviction for the crime of terrorism as defined in  section  490.25  of
this  chapter,  where the specified offense the defendant committed is a
class A-I felony; the crime of criminal possession of a chemical  weapon
or biological weapon in the first degree as defined in section 490.45 of
this  chapter;  or  the  crime  of  criminal use of a chemical weapon or
biological weapon in the first degree as defined in  section  490.55  of
this  chapter; provided, however, that nothing in this subdivision shall
preclude or prevent a sentence of  death  when  the  defendant  is  also

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

S6151A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8443
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§130.35 & 70.00, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S479
2011-2012: S3543
2013-2014: S2144
2015-2016: S4504
2019-2020: S1784

S6151A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that rape in the first degree shall be a class A-I felony and shall be punishable by life imprisonment without parole.

S6151A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6151A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 6151--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 11, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes  --  recommitted  to
  the  Committee  on  Codes  in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to amend the penal law, in relation to making rape in the first
  degree a class A-I felony with a penalty of life imprisonment  without
  parole

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

  Section 1. The closing paragraph of section 130.35 of the  penal  law,
as  amended  by  chapter  1  of  the laws of 2000, is amended to read as
follows:
  Rape in the first degree is a class [B] A-I felony.
  § 2. Subdivision 5 of section 70.00 of the penal law,  as  amended  by
chapter 482 of the laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows:
  5.   Life  imprisonment  without  parole.  Notwithstanding  any  other
provision of law, a defendant sentenced  to  life  imprisonment  without
parole  shall  not  be  or  become  eligible  for  parole or conditional
release. For purposes of commitment and custody, other than  parole  and
conditional  release,  such sentence shall be deemed to be an indetermi-
nate sentence.  A defendant may be sentenced to life imprisonment  with-
out  parole  upon conviction for the crime of murder in the first degree
as defined in section 125.27 of this chapter and in accordance with  the
procedures  provided  by  law  for imposing a sentence for such crime. A
defendant must be sentenced to life  imprisonment  without  parole  upon
conviction  for  the  crime of terrorism as defined in section 490.25 of
this chapter, where the specified offense the defendant committed  is  a
class  A-I felony; the crime of criminal possession of a chemical weapon
or biological weapon in the first degree as defined in section 490.45 of
this chapter; or the crime of criminal  use  of  a  chemical  weapon  or

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

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