senate Bill S4965

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Increases promoting prostitution in the fourth degree from a class A misdemeanor to a class E felony

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 21, 2017 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.2163
committee discharged and committed to rules
Mar 03, 2017 referred to codes

S4965 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§230.15 & 230.20, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S2212
2011-2012: S306
2013-2014: S265
2015-2016: S270

S4965 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Increases promoting prostitution in the fourth degree from a class A misdemeanor to a class E felony; includes within such offense the knowing issuance, provision, mailing, distribution or transmission of any written material or electronic communication which advertises the provision of sexual conduct in return for a fee.

S4965 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4965 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4965

                       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, in relation to the promotion of prostitu-
  tion

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

  Section  1. Section 230.15 of the penal law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 3 to read as follows:
  3. "PROMOTE PROSTITUTION." A PERSON "PROMOTES PROSTITUTION" WHEN HE OR
SHE  KNOWINGLY, ISSUES, GIVES, MAILS, DISTRIBUTES OR TRANSMITS ANY WRIT-
TEN MATERIAL OR ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION WHICH ADVERTISES THE  PROVISION
OF SEXUAL CONDUCT IN RETURN FOR A FEE.
  § 2. Section 230.20 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 215 of the
laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows:
§ 230.20 Promoting prostitution in the fourth degree.
  A person is guilty of promoting prostitution in the fourth degree when
he or she knowingly:
  1. Advances, PROMOTES or profits from prostitution; or
  2.  With  intent  to  advance,  PROMOTE  or  profit from prostitution,
distributes or disseminates to ten or more  people  in  a  public  place
obscene  material, as such terms are defined by subdivisions one and two
of section 235.00 of this title, or material  that  depicts  nudity,  as
such term is defined by subdivision one of section 245.10 of this part.
  Promoting prostitution in the fourth degree is a class [A misdemeanor]
E FELONY.
  § 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.
                                                           LBD07248-01-7

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