senate Bill S8702

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to prostitution offenses; creates the new crimes of unlawful prostitution and sexual exploitation of a child

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May 10, 2018 referred to codes

S8702 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Pen L, generally; amd §168-a, Cor L; amd §§60.42, 160.10 & 380.50, CP L; amd §§61, 62 & 64, Civ Rts L; amd §344.4, Fam Ct Act; amd §10.03, Ment Hyg L; amd §353, Mult Dwell L; amd §2324-a, Pub Health L; amd §715, RPAP L; amd §231, RP L; amd §509-cc, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S1986
2011-2012: S116
2013-2014: S559
2015-2016: S112

S8702 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to prostitution offenses; creates the new crimes of unlawful prostitution and sexual exploitation of a child.

S8702 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8702 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8702

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 10, 2018
                               ___________

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

AN  ACT  to amend the penal law, the correction law, the criminal proce-
  dure law, the civil rights law,  the  family  court  act,  the  mental
  hygiene  law,  the  multiple  dwelling law, the public health law, the
  real property actions and proceedings law, the real property  law  and
  the  vehicle and traffic law, in relation to prostitution offenses and
  creating the crime of sexual exploitation of a child

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

  Section  1. Section 230.00 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 169
of the laws of 1969, is amended to read as follows:
§ 230.00 [Prostitution] CRIMINAL PROSTITUTION.
  A person is guilty of  CRIMINAL  prostitution  when,  BEING  SEVENTEEN
YEARS  OLD OR MORE, such person engages or agrees or offers to engage in
sexual conduct with another person in return for a fee.
  [Prostitution] CRIMINAL PROSTITUTION is a class B [Misdemeanor] MISDE-
MEANOR.
  § 2. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 230.00-a to read
as follows:
§ 230.00-A UNLAWFUL PROSTITUTION.
  A PERSON IS GUILTY OF UNLAWFUL  PROSTITUTION  WHEN,  BEING  LESS  THAN
SEVENTEEN  YEARS  OLD, SUCH PERSON ENGAGES OR AGREES OR OFFERS TO ENGAGE
IN SEXUAL CONDUCT WITH ANOTHER PERSON IN RETURN FOR A FEE.
  UNLAWFUL PROSTITUTION IS A  VIOLATION,  PROVIDED,  HOWEVER,  THAT  ANY
PERSON  WHO  HAS  PREVIOUSLY  BEEN  CONVICTED OF A CRIME DEFINED IN THIS
ARTICLE OR SECTION 240.37 OF THIS PART SHALL BE  GUILTY  OF  A  CLASS  B
MISDEMEANOR.
  §  3. Sections 230.05 and 230.06 of the penal law, as amended by chap-
ter 368 of the laws of 2015, are amended to read as follows:
§ 230.05 Patronizing a person for prostitution in the second degree.
  A person is guilty of patronizing a person  for  prostitution  in  the
second degree when, being [eighteen] TWENTY-ONE years old or more, he or

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

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