|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 23, 2019||referred to codes|
senate Bill S2253
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Codes Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S2253 (ACTIVE) - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Senate Codes
- Law Section:
- Penal Law
- Laws Affected:
- Rpld §240.37, amd §230.01, Pen L; amd §§60.47, 160.10, 170.30, 170.80, 420.35, 720.15 & 720.35, CP L; amd §447-a, Soc Serv L; amd §3-118, NYC Ad Cd
- Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S2253 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S2253 SPONSOR: HOYLMAN TITLE OF BILL: An act to repeal section 240.37 of the penal law, relating to loitering for the purpose of engaging in a prostitution offense; and to amend the penal law, the criminal procedure law, the social services law and the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to making tech- nical corrections relating thereto PURPOSE: This bill will repeal a section of the Penal Law that has led to arbi- trary and discriminatory enforcement by targeting women from marginal- ized groups that are at high risk for sex trafficking and other exploi- tation and abuse. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 repeals Section 240.37 of the penal law.
S2253 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2253 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 23, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sens. HOYLMAN, SALAZAR -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes AN ACT to repeal section 240.37 of the penal law, relating to loitering for the purpose of engaging in a prostitution offense; and to amend the penal law, the criminal procedure law, the social services law and the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to making technical corrections relating thereto THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The repeal of section 240.37 of the penal law, as effected by section two of this act, is hereby declared to be ameliorative, and it is the intent of the legislature that no prosecution under such section be commenced, continued, or refiled. § 2. Section 240.37 of the penal law is REPEALED. § 3. Section 230.01 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 189 of the laws of 2018, is amended to read as follows: § 230.01 Prostitution; affirmative defense. In any prosecution under section 230.00, section 230.03, section 230.19, SECTION 230.20, subdivision 2 of section 230.25, subdivision 2 of section 230.30[,] OR section 230.34-a [or subdivision two of section 240.37] of this [part] ARTICLE, it is an affirmative defense that the defendant's participation in the offense was a result of having been a victim of compelling prostitution under section 230.33 OF THIS ARTICLE, a victim of sex trafficking under section 230.34 of this article, a victim of sex trafficking of a child under section 230.34-a of this article or a victim of trafficking in persons under the trafficking victims protection act (United States Code, Title 22, Chapter 78). § 4. Section 60.47 of the criminal procedure law, as added by section 2 of part I of chapter 57 of the laws of 2015, is amended to read as follows: § 60.47 Possession of condoms; receipt into evidence. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.
By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.