assembly Bill A6509

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to penalties for promotion of a suicide attempt

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Mar 08, 2019 referred to codes

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A6509 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1294
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§120.30 & 125.15, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A10874, S8541

A6509 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that a person may be charged with promoting a suicide or manslaughter if he or she is convicted of endangering the welfare of a vulnerable elderly person, an incompetent or physically disabled person and the conduct was the proximate cause of the victim's suicide.

A6509 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6509

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              March 8, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. BARRETT, SANTABARBARA, McDONOUGH -- read once and
  referred to the Committee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to penalties for promotion of
  a suicide attempt

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

  Section 1. Section 120.30 of the penal  law  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
§ 120.30 Promoting a suicide attempt.
  A person is guilty of promoting a suicide attempt when:
  (A)  he  OR SHE intentionally causes or aids another person to attempt
suicide; OR
  (B) HE OR SHE ENDANGERS THE WELFARE OF AN  INCOMPETENT,  A  VULNERABLE
ELDERLY  PERSON  OR A PHYSICALLY DISABLED PERSON AS SET FORTH IN SECTION
260.25, 260.32 OR 260.34 OF THIS CHAPTER AND SUCH CONDUCT  SIGNIFICANTLY
CONTRIBUTED TO THE VICTIM'S SUICIDE ATTEMPT.
  Promoting a suicide attempt is a class E felony.
  § 2. Section 125.15 of the penal law is amended to read as follows:
§ 125.15 Manslaughter in the second degree.
  A person is guilty of manslaughter in the second degree when:
  1. He OR SHE recklessly causes the death of another person; or
  2.  He OR SHE commits upon a female an abortional act which causes her
death, unless such abortional act is justifiable pursuant to subdivision
three of section 125.05; or
  3. He OR SHE intentionally causes or aids  another  person  to  commit
suicide; OR
  4.  HE  OR  SHE  ENDANGERS THE WELFARE OF AN INCOMPETENT, A VULNERABLE
ELDERLY PERSON, OR A PHYSICALLY DISABLED PERSON AS SET FORTH IN  SECTION
260.25,  260.32 OR 260.34 OF THIS CHAPTER AND SUCH CONDUCT SIGNIFICANTLY
CONTRIBUTED TO THE VICTIM'S SUICIDE.
  Manslaughter in the second degree is a class C felony.
  § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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