senate Bill S8015

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to the sentence imposed for convictions of murder in the first degree

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


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  • In Committee
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 01, 2018 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Apr 23, 2018 advanced to third reading
Apr 18, 2018 2nd report cal.
Apr 17, 2018 1st report cal.831
Mar 19, 2018 referred to codes

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S8015 - Details

Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§60.06 & 70.00, Pen L

S8015 - Summary

Relates to the sentence imposed for convictions of murder in the first degree.

S8015 - Sponsor Memo

S8015 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  8015

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 19, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  GOLDEN, GALLIVAN, AKSHAR, CROCI, LANZA, MURPHY --
  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 sentence imposed for
  convictions 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:
S 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  SUBPARAGRAPH (III), (IV), (V), (VI), (VII), (VIII), (IX), (X), (XI),
(XII) OR (XIII) OF PARAGRAPH (A) OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF 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  subdivi-
sion  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  with-
out parole, in accordance with subdivisions one through three of section
70.00  of  this  title.   WHEN A DEFENDANT IS CONVICTED OF MURDER IN THE
FIRST DEGREE AS DEFINED IN SUBPARAGRAPH (I), (II) OR (II-A) OF PARAGRAPH
(A) OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION 125.27  OF  THIS  CHAPTER,  THE  COURT
SHALL  SENTENCE  THE  DEFENDANT  TO  DEATH  OR LIFE IMPRISONMENT WITHOUT
PAROLE. 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

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

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