assembly Bill A2962A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Designates offenses against law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency medical services personnel as hate crimes

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 03, 2018 referred to codes
Jan 27, 2017 print number 2962a
Jan 27, 2017 amend and recommit to codes
Jan 23, 2017 referred to codes

A2962 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1114A
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §485.05, Pen L

A2962 - Summary

Designates offenses against law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency medical services personnel as hate crimes.

A2962 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2962

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 23, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. ABBATE -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Codes

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  penal  law, in relation to designating offenses
  against law enforcement officers, firefighters and  emergency  medical
  services personnel as hate crimes

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

  Section 1. Subdivisions 1, 2 and 4 of section 485.05 of the penal law,
as added by chapter 107 of the laws of 2000,  are  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  1.  A  person  commits a hate crime when he or she commits a specified
offense and either:
  (a) intentionally selects the  person  against  whom  the  offense  is
committed  or  intended  to be committed in whole or in substantial part
because of a  belief  or  perception  regarding  (I)  the  race,  color,
national  origin,  ancestry,  gender, religion, religious practice, age,
disability or sexual orientation of a person OR (II) BECAUSE  OF  ACTUAL
OR  PERCEIVED  EMPLOYMENT AS A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER, A FIREFIGHTER OR
AS EMERGENCY MEDICAL  SERVICES  PERSONNEL,  regardless  of  whether  the
belief or perception is correct, or
  (b)  intentionally commits the act or acts constituting the offense in
whole or in substantial part because of a belief or perception regarding
(I) the race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, religion,  reli-
gious  practice,  age,  disability  or sexual orientation of a person OR
(II) BECAUSE OF ACTUAL OR PERCEIVED  EMPLOYMENT  AS  A  LAW  ENFORCEMENT
OFFICER,  A  FIREFIGHTER  OR  AS  EMERGENCY  MEDICAL SERVICES PERSONNEL,
regardless of whether the belief or perception is correct.
  (C) PROVIDED, HOWEVER, SUBPARAGRAPH (II) OF PARAGRAPH (A) AND SUBPARA-
GRAPH (II) OF PARAGRAPH (B) OF THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL  NOT  APPLY  WHERE
THE SPECIFIED OFFENSE IS COMMITTED BY AN INMATE IN A CORRECTIONAL FACIL-
ITY  AGAINST  A  COUNTY  OR  STATE  CORRECTIONAL  OFFICER OR FEDERAL LAW

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04281-03-7

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A2962A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1114A
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §485.05, Pen L

A2962A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Designates offenses against law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency medical services personnel as hate crimes.

A2962A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2962--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 23, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. ABBATE -- read once and referred 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  designating  offenses
  against  law  enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency medical
  services personnel as hate crimes

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

  Section 1. Subdivisions 1, 2 and 4 of section 485.05 of the penal law,
as  added  by  chapter  107  of the laws of 2000, are amended to read as
follows:
  1. A person commits a hate crime when he or she  commits  a  specified
offense and either:
  (a)  intentionally  selects  the  person  against  whom the offense is
committed or intended to be committed in whole or  in  substantial  part
because  of  a  belief  or  perception  regarding  (I)  the race, color,
national origin, ancestry, gender, religion,  religious  practice,  age,
disability  or  sexual orientation of a person OR (II) BECAUSE OF ACTUAL
OR PERCEIVED EMPLOYMENT AS A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER, A  FIREFIGHTER  OR
AS  EMERGENCY  MEDICAL  SERVICES  PERSONNEL,  regardless  of whether the
belief or perception is correct, or
  (b) intentionally commits the act or acts constituting the offense  in
whole or in substantial part because of a belief or perception regarding
(I)  the race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, religion, reli-
gious practice, age, disability or sexual orientation  of  a  person  OR
(II)  BECAUSE  OF  ACTUAL  OR  PERCEIVED EMPLOYMENT AS A LAW ENFORCEMENT
OFFICER, A FIREFIGHTER  OR  AS  EMERGENCY  MEDICAL  SERVICES  PERSONNEL,
regardless of whether the belief or perception is correct.
  2.  Proof of race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, religion,
religious practice, age, disability or sexual orientation OR  EMPLOYMENT
AS  A  LAW  ENFORCEMENT  OFFICER,  A FIREFIGHTER OR AS EMERGENCY MEDICAL

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04281-05-7

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