senate Bill S8541

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to promoting suicide

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 11, 2018 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 04, 2018 advanced to third reading
May 31, 2018 2nd report cal.
May 30, 2018 1st report cal.1421
May 09, 2018 referred to codes

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S8541 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10874
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§120.30 & 125.15, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S1294, A6509

S8541 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that a person may be charged with promoting a suicide or manslaughter if he or she is convicted of endangering the welfare of a vulnerable elderly person, an incompetent or physically disabled person and the conduct was the proximate cause of the victim's suicide.

S8541 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8541 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8541

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 9, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SERINO -- 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 promoting  a  suicide  and
  manslaughter in the second degree

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

  Section 1. Section 120.30 of the penal  law  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
§ 120.30 Promoting a suicide attempt.
  A person is guilty of promoting a suicide attempt when:
  (A)  he  OR SHE intentionally causes or aids another person to attempt
suicide; OR
  (B) HE OR SHE ENDANGERS THE WELFARE OF AN  INCOMPETENT,  A  VULNERABLE
ELDERLY  PERSON  OR A PHYSICALLY DISABLED PERSON AS SET FORTH IN SECTION
260.25, 260.32 OR 260.34 OF THIS CHAPTER AND SUCH CONDUCT  SIGNIFICANTLY
CONTRIBUTED TO THE VICTIM'S SUICIDE ATTEMPT.
  Promoting a suicide attempt is a class E felony.
  § 2. Section 125.15 of the penal law is amended to read as follows:
§ 125.15 Manslaughter in the second degree.
  A person is guilty of manslaughter in the second degree when:
  1. He OR SHE recklessly causes the death of another person; or
  2.  He OR SHE commits upon a female an abortional act which causes her
death, unless such abortional act is justifiable pursuant to subdivision
three of section 125.05; or
  3. He OR SHE intentionally causes or aids  another  person  to  commit
suicide; OR
  4.  HE  OR  SHE  ENDANGERS THE WELFARE OF AN INCOMPETENT, A VULNERABLE
ELDERLY PERSON, OR A PHYSICALLY DISABLED PERSON AS SET FORTH IN  SECTION
260.25,  260.32 OR 260.34 OF THIS CHAPTER AND SUCH CONDUCT SIGNIFICANTLY
CONTRIBUTED TO THE VICTIM'S SUICIDE.
  Manslaughter in the second degree is a class C felony.
  § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15789-01-8

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