senate Bill S6419

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the decriminalization of sex work; repealer

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to codes
Jun 10, 2019 referred to rules


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S6419 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §§230.02, 230.15, 230.20, 230.25 & 240.37, Pen L; rpld §§60.47 & 170.80, §170.30 sub 4, §720.15 sub 4, CP L; amd Various Laws, generally
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2021-2022: S3075, A849
2023-2024: S4396, A7175

S6419 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Decriminalizes certain prostitution offenses; amends provisions relating to prosecution of such offenses and vacating judgments.

S6419 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6419 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
     S. 6419                                                  A. 8230
                        2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                       S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y
                               June 10, 2019
 IN  SENATE  --  Introduced  by  Sens.  SALAZAR,  RAMOS -- read twice and
   ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
   -- read once and referred to the Committee on Codes

 AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to decriminalizing sex  work;
   and  to repeal certain provisions of such law relating to prostitution
   (Part A); to amend the criminal procedure law, the civil practice  law
   and rules, the social services law, and the administrative code of the
   city  of  New  York, in relation to eliminating prior criminal records
   and making other related changes; and to repeal certain provisions  of
   the criminal procedure law relating to the prosecution of prostitution
   offenses  (Part B); and to amend the multiple dwelling law, the public
   health law, the real property actions and proceedings  law,  the  real
   property law, the vehicle and traffic law, and the administrative code
   of  the  city  of  New  York, in relation to making conforming changes
   (Part C)

   Section  1.  This  act enacts into law major components of legislation
 relating to the decriminalization of certain prostitution offenses. Each
 component of this act is wholly contained within a  Part  identified  as
 Parts  A  through  C.  The  effective date for each particular provision
 contained within such Part is set forth in  the  last  section  of  such
 Part.  Any  provision  in any section contained within a Part, including
 the effective date of the Part, which makes reference to a  section  "of
 this act", when used in connection with that particular component, shall
 be  deemed to mean and refer to the corresponding section of the Part in
 which it is found. Section three of this act sets    forth  the  general
 effective date of this act.

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


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