assembly Bill A5065

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Designates offenses against law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency medical services personnel as hate crimes

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Feb 07, 2019 referred to codes

A5065 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S335
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §485.05, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S8212
2017-2018: A2962, S1114

A5065 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Designates offenses against law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency medical services personnel as hate crimes.

A5065 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5065

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 7, 2019
                               ___________

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

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  penal  law, in relation to designating offenses
  against law enforcement officers, firefighters and  emergency  medical
  services personnel as hate crimes

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

  Section 1. Subdivisions 1, 2 and 4 of section 485.05 of the penal law,
as added by chapter 107 of the laws of 2000,  are  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  1.  A  person  commits a hate crime when he or she commits a specified
offense and either:
  (a) intentionally selects the  person  against  whom  the  offense  is
committed  or  intended  to be committed in whole or in substantial part
because of a  belief  or  perception  regarding  (I)  the  race,  color,
national  origin,  ancestry,  gender, religion, religious practice, age,
disability or sexual orientation of a person OR (II) BECAUSE  OF  ACTUAL
OR  PERCEIVED  EMPLOYMENT AS A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER, A FIREFIGHTER OR
AS EMERGENCY MEDICAL  SERVICES  PERSONNEL,  regardless  of  whether  the
belief or perception is correct, or
  (b)  intentionally commits the act or acts constituting the offense in
whole or in substantial part because of a belief or perception regarding
(I) the race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, religion,  reli-
gious  practice,  age,  disability  or sexual orientation of a person OR
(II) BECAUSE OF ACTUAL OR PERCEIVED  EMPLOYMENT  AS  A  LAW  ENFORCEMENT
OFFICER,  A  FIREFIGHTER  OR  AS  EMERGENCY  MEDICAL SERVICES PERSONNEL,
regardless of whether the belief or perception is correct.
  2. Proof of race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender,  religion,
religious  practice, age, disability or sexual orientation OR EMPLOYMENT
AS A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER, A  FIREFIGHTER  OR  AS  EMERGENCY  MEDICAL
SERVICES PERSONNEL of the defendant, the victim or of both the defendant

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

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