assembly Bill A2273

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Provides that a person is guilty of harassment in the first degree if he or she strikes, shoves, kicks, et cetera a school employee

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to codes
Jun 13, 2019 held for consideration in codes
Jan 22, 2019 referred to codes

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A2273 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§240.00 & 240.25, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A844
2011-2012: A1130
2013-2014: A330
2015-2016: A3919
2017-2018: A1578
2021-2022: A5973

A2273 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that a person is guilty of harassment in the first degree, a class B misdemeanor, when he or she strikes, shoves, kicks or otherwise subjects a school employee to physical contact or attempts or threatens to do the same while such school employee is engaged in the performance of his or her duties as a school employee.

A2273 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2273

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 22, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. HAWLEY -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BARCLAY,
  CROUCH,  FINCH,  McDONOUGH, PALMESANO -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to harassment  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 240.00 of the penal law is amended by adding a  new
subdivision 7 to read as follows:
  7.  "SCHOOL  EMPLOYEE"  MEANS  ANY PERSON EMPLOYED BY AN ELEMENTARY OR
SECONDARY SCHOOL, PUBLIC OR PRIVATE, OR BY THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OR  OTHER
ENTITY ADMINISTERING SUCH SCHOOL.
  § 2. Section 240.25 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 109 of the
laws of 1994, is amended to read as follows:
§ 240.25 Harassment in the first degree.
  A person is guilty of harassment in the first degree when:
  1.  he  or she intentionally and repeatedly harasses another person by
following such person in or about a public place or places or by  engag-
ing in a course of conduct or by repeatedly committing acts which [plac-
es] PLACE such person in reasonable fear of physical injury, OR
  2.  HE  OR  SHE  STRIKES, SHOVES, KICKS OR OTHERWISE SUBJECTS A SCHOOL
EMPLOYEE TO PHYSICAL CONTACT, OR ATTEMPTS OR THREATENS TO DO  THE  SAME,
WHILE  SUCH  SCHOOL EMPLOYEE IS ENGAGED IN OR ON ACCOUNT OF THE PERFORM-
ANCE OF THE DUTIES OF SUCH SCHOOL EMPLOYEE.    This  section  shall  not
apply  to  activities  regulated by the national labor relations act, as
amended, the railway labor act, as amended, or  the  federal  employment
labor management act, as amended.
  Harassment in the first degree is a class B misdemeanor.
  § 3. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02088-01-9