assembly Bill A3902

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Establishes the crime of homicide by sale of an opiate controlled substance

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Jan 31, 2019 referred to codes

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A3902 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4726
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §220.00, add §125.24, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S7657
2015-2016: A6039, S4163
2017-2018: A3398, S2761

A3902 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the crime of homicide by sale of an opiate controlled substance; makes such crime a class A-1 felony.

A3902 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3902

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 31, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. DenDEKKER, BYRNE, LAWRENCE, HAWLEY, MORINELLO,
  BRABENEC, JOHNS, NORRIS, McDONOUGH, FRIEND,  PALMESANO,  B. MILLER  --
  Multi-Sponsored  by  --  M. of A. BARCLAY -- read once and referred to
  the Committee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to enacting "Laree's law"

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

  Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
"Laree's law".
  § 2. Section 220.00 of the penal law is amended by adding a new subdi-
vision 21 to read as follows:
  21. "OPIATE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE" MEANS ANY SUBSTANCE LISTED IN SCHED-
ULE I, II, III, IV OR V OF  SECTION  THIRTY-THREE  HUNDRED  SIX  OF  THE
PUBLIC HEALTH LAW THAT IS CLASSIFIED AS EITHER AN OPIATE OR OPIUM DERIV-
ATIVE UNDER SUCH LAW.
  §  3.  The penal law is amended by adding a new section 125.24 to read
as follows:
§ 125.24 HOMICIDE BY SALE OF AN OPIATE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE.
  A PERSON IS GUILTY  OF  HOMICIDE  BY  SALE  OF  AN  OPIATE  CONTROLLED
SUBSTANCE  WHEN  HE  OR  SHE UNLAWFULLY TRANSPORTS BY IMPORTING INTO THE
STATE OR TRANSPORTING WITHIN THE STATE FROM ONE COUNTY INTO ANOTHER,  OR
UNLAWFULLY SELLS AS DEFINED BY SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION 220.00 OF THIS
CHAPTER,  AN OPIATE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE AS DEFINED BY SUBDIVISION TWEN-
TY-ONE OF SECTION 220.00 OF THIS CHAPTER,  AND  SUCH  OPIATE  CONTROLLED
SUBSTANCE CAUSES THE DEATH OF ANOTHER PERSON.
  IT  SHALL  BE  A  DEFENSE  TO HOMICIDE BY SALE OF AN OPIATE CONTROLLED
SUBSTANCE THAT THE DEFENDANT JOINTLY  AND  SIMULTANEOUSLY  ACQUIRED  AND
POSSESSED  SUCH  OPIATE  CONTROLLED  SUBSTANCE  FOR  JOINT  USE WITH THE
DECEASED, WITH THE INTENT TO JOINTLY INJECT, INHALE OR OTHERWISE  INGEST
SUCH OPIATE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07850-01-9

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