senate Bill S7370

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Provides that the sentence for murder in the first degree shall be life imprisonment without parole; repealer

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 01, 2018 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Apr 30, 2018 ordered to third reading cal.878
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 10, 2018 referred to codes

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S7370 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A11354
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§60.06, 70.00 & 490.25, Pen L; amd §§220.10 & 220.30, rpld §§270.55 & 400.27, CP L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S1995, A6822

S7370 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that the sentence for murder in the first degree shall be life imprisonment without parole.

S7370 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7370 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7370

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LITTLE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the  penal  law  and  the  criminal  procedure  law,  in
  relation to imposing a mandatory sentence of life imprisonment without
  parole  upon  conviction  of murder in the first degree; and to repeal
  sections 270.55 and 400.27 of the criminal procedure law  relating  to
  the procedure for determining the sentence for conviction of murder in
  the first degree

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

  Section 1. Section 60.06 of the penal law, as amended by  chapter  482
of the laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows:
§ 60.06 Authorized  disposition;  murder  in the first degree offenders;
          aggravated murder offenders;  certain  murder  in  the  second
          degree   offenders;   certain  terrorism  offenders;  criminal
          possession of a chemical weapon or  biological  weapon  offen-
          ders;  criminal  use of a chemical weapon or biological weapon
          offenders.
  When a defendant is convicted of murder in the first degree as defined
in section 125.27 of this chapter, the court shall[, in accordance  with
the  provisions  of  section  400.27  of  the  criminal  procedure law,]
sentence the defendant to [death, to] life imprisonment  without  parole
in  accordance with subdivision five of section 70.00 of this title[, or
to a term of imprisonment for a class A-I felony other than  a  sentence
of life imprisonment without parole, in accordance with subdivisions one
through  three  of  section  70.00  of  this  title].  When  a person is
convicted of murder in the second degree as defined in subdivision  five
of  section  125.25 of this chapter or of the crime of aggravated murder
as defined in subdivision one of section 125.26  of  this  chapter,  the
court  shall  sentence the defendant to life imprisonment without parole
in accordance with subdivision five of section 70.00 of this title. When
a defendant is convicted of the crime of terrorism as defined in section
490.25 of this chapter, and the specified offense the defendant  commit-
ted  is  a class A-I felony offense, or when a defendant is convicted of

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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