senate Bill S8927

2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

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Aug 19, 2020 referred to rules

S8927 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8869
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §230.45, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S2233, A255

S8927 (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.

S8927 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8927 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8927
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              August 19, 2020
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sen. SEPULVEDA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 
 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


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