senate Bill S8446

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Provides that sexual abuse in the 2nd degree is a class E felony

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May 08, 2018 referred to codes

S8446 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §130.60, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S62
2011-2012: S1618
2013-2014: S655
2015-2016: S4042, S6679

S8446 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Raises the penalty for sexual abuse in the 2nd degree from a class A misdemeanor to a class E felony.

S8446 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8446 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 8, 2018

Introduced by Sen. SEPULVEDA -- 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 changing sexual abuse in
  the second degree from a class A misdemeanor to a class E felony


  Section  1.  The closing paragraph of section 130.60 of the penal law,
as amended by chapter 1 of the laws of  2000,  is  amended  to  read  as
  Sexual abuse in the second degree is a class [A misdemeanor] E FELONY.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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


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