|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2020||referred to codes|
|Jan 09, 2019||referred to codes|
senate Bill S708
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Codes Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S708 (ACTIVE) - Details
S708 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S708 SPONSOR: GALLIVAN TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to an intentional act or continuing course of action that would cause serious physical harm to ten or more people PURPOSE: This bill would expand the provisions of Article 240 of the Penal Law to make all threats of mass violence against a school a felony. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends subdivision 5 of section 240.60 of Article 240 of the Penal Law to include all threats of intentional acts or continuing course of actions that would cause serious physical harm to ten or more people upon school grounds in the definition of falsely reporting an incident in the first degree, a class D felony.
S708 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 708 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sens. GALLIVAN, HELMING -- 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 an intentional act or continuing course of action that would cause serious physical harm to ten or more people THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 5 of section 240.60 of the penal law, as added by chapter 561 of the laws of 1999, is amended to read as follows: 5. Knowing the information reported, conveyed or circulated to be false or baseless and under circumstances in which it is likely public alarm or inconvenience will result, he or she initiates or circulates a report or warning of an alleged occurrence or an impending occurrence of a fire, an explosion, [or] the release of a hazardous substance, OR AN INTENTIONAL ACT OR CONTINUING COURSE OF ACTION THAT WOULD CAUSE SERIOUS PHYSICAL HARM TO TEN OR MORE PEOPLE, upon school grounds and it is like- ly that persons are present on said grounds. § 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have become a law. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD02741-01-9
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