senate Bill S2025

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Provides that an elementary or secondary student shall not have capacity to consent to sexual conduct with a school employee

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to codes
Jan 18, 2019 referred to codes

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S2025 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2043
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§130.00 & 130.05, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S299, A736
2011-2012: S6714, A470
2013-2014: S1358, A1504
2015-2016: S819, A1828
2017-2018: S2582, A1849
2021-2022: S5350, A45

S2025 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that a full time elementary or secondary student shall not have capacity to consent to sexual conduct with a school employee at his or her school or a co-located school, including volunteers, when the employee is 18 or older and more than 4 years older than such student at the time of the act and knows or should reasonably have known that the student was a student at the school or a co-located school, and such employee is not a full time student at such school, nor married to such student.

S2025 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2025 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2025

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 18, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  LITTLE,  LANZA,  SEWARD -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to providing that an  elemen-
  tary  or  secondary school student shall be incapable of consenting to
  sexual conduct with a school employee

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

  Section  1. Section 130.00 of the penal law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 14 to read as follows:
  14. "SCHOOL EMPLOYEE" SHALL MEAN ANY PERSON DEFINED AS  AN  "EMPLOYEE"
OR  "VOLUNTEER"  PURSUANT  TO  SECTION ELEVEN HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE OF THE
EDUCATION LAW.
  § 2. Paragraphs (i) and (j) of subdivision 3 of section 130.05 of  the
penal  law,  paragraph  (i)  as  amended  and  paragraph (j) as added by
section 1 of part JJ of chapter 55 of the laws of 2018, are amended  and
a new paragraph (k) is added to read as follows:
  (i)  a  resident  or  inpatient  of  a  residential facility operated,
licensed or certified by (i) the  office  of  mental  health;  (ii)  the
office  for  people with developmental disabilities; or (iii) the office
of alcoholism and substance abuse services, and the actor is an employee
of the facility not married to such resident or inpatient. For  purposes
of  this  paragraph,  "employee" means either: an employee of the agency
operating the residential facility, who knows or reasonably should  know
that  such  person  is  a resident or inpatient of such facility and who
provides direct care services,  case  management  services,  medical  or
other  clinical services, habilitative services or direct supervision of
the residents in the facility in which the resident resides; or an offi-
cer or other employee, consultant, contractor or volunteer of the  resi-
dential facility, who knows or reasonably should know that the person is
a  resident of such facility and who is in direct contact with residents
or inpatients; provided, however, that the provisions of this  paragraph

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

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