assembly Bill A8869

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to individuals engaged in prostitution who are victims of or witnesses to a crime

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Jul 17, 2020 reported referred to rules
Jan 08, 2020 referred to codes
Dec 18, 2019 referred to codes

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A8869 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8927
Current Committee:
Assembly Rules
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §230.45, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A255, S2233

A8869 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides immunity from prosecution for certain individuals engaged in prostitution who are victims of or witnesses to a crime and who report such crime or assist in the investigation or prosecution.

A8869 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8869
 
                        2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             December 18, 2019
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  GOTTFRIED, SEAWRIGHT, SAYEGH, BARRON, SIMON,
   SIMOTAS, STECK, QUART -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. CROUCH -- read
   once and referred to the Committee on Codes
 
 AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation  to  individuals  engaged  in
   prostitution who are victims of or witnesses to a crime

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 230.45  to
 read as follows:
 § 230.45 IMMUNITY FROM PROSECUTION.
   THIS SECTION APPLIES WHERE A PERSON IS THE VICTIM OF OR A WITNESS TO A
 CRIME  (INCLUDING AN INDIVIDUAL WHO BECOMES AWARE THAT ANOTHER PERSON IS
 A VICTIM OF A CRIME), AND HAS ENGAGED OR IS ALLEGED TO HAVE  ENGAGED  IN
 AN  ACT PROHIBITED UNDER SECTION 230.00, 230.03, OR 240.37 OF THIS CHAP-
 TER AT OR IN REASONABLE PROXIMITY TO THE TIME  OF  THE  CRIME  OR  UNDER
 CIRCUMSTANCES  REASONABLY  RELATED TO THE CRIME, AND, IN GOOD FAITH, (A)
 REPORTS THE CRIME TO A CRIMINAL LAW ENFORCEMENT  AGENCY,  (B)  SEEKS  OR
 RECEIVES  HEALTH  CARE SERVICES AS A RESULT OF THE CRIME, OR (C) ASSISTS
 OR ATTEMPTS TO ASSIST IN THE INVESTIGATION OR PROSECUTION OF THE  CRIME.
 NO  SUCH  VICTIM  OR WITNESS TO THE CRIME SHALL BE CHARGED OR PROSECUTED
 FOR THE OFFENSE UNDER SECTION 230.00, 230.03, OR 240.37 OF THIS CHAPTER.
 AS USED IN THIS SECTION, "CRIME" SHALL INCLUDE AN  ACT  THAT  REASONABLY
 APPEARS  TO BE A CRIME, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER IT RESULTS IN A CONVICTION
 AS A CRIME.
   § 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth  day  after  it  shall
 have  become  a  law,  and  shall apply to any prosecution pending on or
 after the time it shall take effect.
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD14071-02-9