senate Bill S7813A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to acts of terrorism and the New York state intelligence center

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 05, 2018 referred to governmental operations
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.552
committee discharged and committed to rules
Mar 02, 2018 print number 7813a
Mar 02, 2018 amend and recommit to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
Feb 27, 2018 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs

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S7813 - Details

Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§490.00, 490.05 & 490.25, Pen L; add Art 26-A §§730 - 737, Exec L

S7813 - Summary

Relates to acts of terrorism and the New York state intelligence center.

S7813 - Sponsor Memo

S7813 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7813

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 27, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  MURPHY,  AMEDORE,  CROCI, YOUNG -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs

AN ACT to amend the penal law and the executive law, in relation to acts
  of terrorism and the New York state intelligence center

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

  Section 1. Section 490.00 of the penal law, as added by chapter 300 of
the laws of 2001, is amended to read as follows:
S 490.00 Legislative findings.
  The devastating consequences of the  recent  barbaric  attack  on  the
World  Trade  Center and the Pentagon underscore the compelling need for
legislation that is specifically designed to combat the evils of terror-
ism. Indeed, the bombings of American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in
1998, the federal building in Oklahoma  City  in  1995,  Pan  Am  Flight
number 103 in Lockerbie in 1988, the 1997 shooting atop the Empire State
Building,  the  1994  murder  of  Ari  Halberstam on the Brooklyn Bridge
[and], the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, AND THE  MASS  SHOOT-
INGS  IN  SAN  BERNADINO,  CALIFORNIA  AND CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA IN
2015, THE ORLANDO NIGHTCLUB IN 2016, THE LAS VEGAS STRIP IN 2017, AND AT
MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS HIGH SCHOOL IN PARKLAND, FLORIDA IN 2018, AMONG
OTHERS, will forever serve to remind us that terrorism is a serious  and
deadly problem that disrupts public order and threatens individual safe-
ty  both  at  home  and around the world. Terrorism is inconsistent with
civilized society and cannot be tolerated.
  Although certain federal laws seek to curb the incidence of terrorism,
there are no corresponding state laws that  facilitate  the  prosecution
and  punishment  of  terrorists  in state courts. Inexplicably, there is
also no criminal penalty in this state for  a  person  who  solicits  or
raises  funds  for,  or provides other material support or resources to,
those who commit or encourage the commission of  horrific  and  cowardly
acts  of  terrorism.  Nor  do  our criminal laws proscribe the making of
terrorist threats or punish with appropriate severity those  who  hinder
the  prosecution  of terrorists. Finally, our death penalty statute must

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

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S7813A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§490.00, 490.05 & 490.25, Pen L; add Art 26-A §§730 - 737, Exec L

S7813A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to acts of terrorism and the New York state intelligence center.

S7813A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7813A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 7813--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 27, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  MURPHY,  AMEDORE,  CROCI, PHILLIPS, YOUNG -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee  on  Veterans,  Homeland  Security  and  Military Affairs --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the penal law and the executive law, in relation to acts
  of terrorism and the New York state intelligence center

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

  Section 1. Section 490.00 of the penal law, as added by chapter 300 of
the laws of 2001, is amended to read as follows:
S 490.00 Legislative findings.
  The devastating consequences of the  recent  barbaric  attack  on  the
World  Trade  Center and the Pentagon underscore the compelling need for
legislation that is specifically designed to combat the evils of terror-
ism. Indeed, the bombings of American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in
1998, the federal building in Oklahoma  City  in  1995,  Pan  Am  Flight
number 103 in Lockerbie in 1988, the 1997 shooting atop the Empire State
Building,  the  1994  murder  of  Ari  Halberstam on the Brooklyn Bridge
[and], the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, AND THE  MASS  SHOOT-
INGS  IN  SAN  BERNARDINO,  CALIFORNIA AND CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA IN
2015, THE ORLANDO NIGHTCLUB IN 2016, THE LAS VEGAS STRIP IN 2017, AND AT
MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS HIGH SCHOOL IN PARKLAND, FLORIDA IN 2018, AMONG
OTHERS, will forever serve to remind us that terrorism is a serious  and
deadly problem that disrupts public order and threatens individual safe-
ty  both  at  home  and around the world. Terrorism is inconsistent with
civilized society and cannot be tolerated.
  Although certain federal laws seek to curb the incidence of terrorism,
there are no corresponding state laws that  facilitate  the  prosecution
and  punishment  of  terrorists  in state courts. Inexplicably, there is
also no criminal penalty in this state for  a  person  who  solicits  or
raises  funds  for,  or provides other material support or resources to,
those who commit or encourage the commission of  horrific  and  cowardly
acts  of  terrorism.  Nor  do  our criminal laws proscribe the making of
terrorist threats or punish with appropriate severity those  who  hinder
the  prosecution  of terrorists. Finally, our death penalty statute must

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