assembly Bill A2491

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Includes community centers with a religious affiliation in the definition of public place for purposes of offenses against public order

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to codes
Jan 23, 2019 referred to codes

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A2491 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§240.00 & 485.05, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A6739
2021-2022: A2636

A2491 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Includes community centers with a religious affiliation in the definition of public place for purposes of offenses against public order and includes falsely reporting an incident and placing a false bomb or hazardous substance in the definition of specified offense for the purposes of hate crimes.

A2491 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2491

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 23, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. LAVINE -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Codes

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  penal  law,  in relation to including community
  centers with a religious affiliation in the definition of public place
  for purposes of offenses against public order  and  including  falsely
  reporting  an incident and placing a false bomb or hazardous substance
  in the definition of specified offense for the purpose of hate crimes

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  1  of  section  240.00  of the penal law, as
amended by chapter 167 of the laws  of  2017,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  1.  "Public  place" means a place to which the public or a substantial
group of persons has access, and includes, but is not limited to,  high-
ways,  transportation  facilities,  schools, places of amusement, parks,
playgrounds, community centers WITH A RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION,  and  hall-
ways,  lobbies  and  other  portions  of apartment houses and hotels not
constituting rooms or apartments designed for actual residence.
  § 2. Subdivision 3 of section 485.05 of the penal law, as  amended  by
section  9  of  part NN of chapter 55 of the laws of 2018, is amended to
read as follows:
  3. A "specified offense" is an offense defined by any of the following
provisions of  this  chapter:  section  120.00  (assault  in  the  third
degree);  section  120.05 (assault in the second degree); section 120.10
(assault in the first degree); section 120.12 (aggravated assault upon a
person less than eleven years old);  section  120.13  (menacing  in  the
first  degree);  section 120.14 (menacing in the second degree); section
120.15 (menacing in the third degree); section 120.20  (reckless  endan-
germent  in the second degree); section 120.25 (reckless endangerment in
the first degree); section 121.12 (strangulation in the second  degree);
section  121.13  (strangulation in the first degree); subdivision one of

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