senate Bill S963

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Enacts "The Domestic Violence Protection Act - Brittany's Law" requiring registration of violent felony offenders

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Codes Committee


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Jan 09, 2019 referred to codes

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S963 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§195.03 & 195.04, Pen L; add Art 6-B §§162 - 167-q, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S3134
2011-2012: S3645
2013-2014: S1850
2015-2016: S513
2017-2018: S1107, S7125

S963 - Summary

Enacts "The Domestic Violence Protection Act - Brittany's Law" requiring registration of violent felony offenders; sets forth duties of the division of criminal justice services; establishes a special telephone number; requires the division to maintain a subdirectory of violent predators.

S963 - Sponsor Memo

S963 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   963

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  YOUNG,  HELMING,  GRIFFO, AKSHAR, AMEDORE, BOYLE,
  FUNKE, GALLIVAN, KENNEDY, O'MARA, ORTT, RANZENHOFER, RITCHIE,  ROBACH,
  SEWARD, TEDISCO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to
  be committed to the Committee on Codes

AN  ACT  to  amend  the penal law and the correction law, in relation to
  enacting "The Domestic Violence Protection Act - Brittany's Law"

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

  Section  1.  This act shall be known and may be cited as "The Domestic
Violence Protection Act - Brittany's Law".
  § 2. The penal law is amended by adding two new  sections  195.03  and
195.04 to read as follows:
§ 195.03 FAILURE  TO  REGISTER OR VERIFY AS A VIOLENT FELONY OFFENDER IN
           THE SECOND DEGREE.
  A PERSON IS GUILTY OF FAILURE TO REGISTER OR VERIFY AS A VIOLENT FELO-
NY OFFENDER IN THE SECOND DEGREE WHEN, BEING A VIOLENT  FELONY  OFFENDER
REQUIRED  TO  REGISTER  OR  VERIFY  PURSUANT  TO  ARTICLE  SIX-B  OF THE
CORRECTION LAW, HE OR SHE FAILS TO REGISTER OR VERIFY IN THE MANNER  AND
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS PROVIDED FOR IN SUCH ARTICLE.
  FAILURE  TO  REGISTER  OR  VERIFY  AS A VIOLENT FELONY OFFENDER IN THE
SECOND DEGREE IS A CLASS E FELONY.
§ 195.04 FAILURE TO REGISTER OR VERIFY AS A VIOLENT FELONY  OFFENDER  IN
           THE FIRST DEGREE.
  A PERSON IS GUILTY OF FAILURE TO REGISTER OR VERIFY AS A VIOLENT FELO-
NY  OFFENDER  IN  THE  FIRST  DEGREE WHEN HE OR SHE COMMITS THE CRIME OF
FAILURE TO REGISTER OR VERIFY AS A VIOLENT FELONY OFFENDER IN THE SECOND
DEGREE AND HAS PREVIOUSLY BEEN CONVICTED OF FAILURE TO REGISTER OR VERI-
FY AS A VIOLENT FELONY OFFENDER IN  THE  SECOND  DEGREE  AS  DEFINED  IN
SECTION 195.03 OF THIS ARTICLE.
  FAILURE  TO  REGISTER  OR  VERIFY  AS A VIOLENT FELONY OFFENDER IN THE
FIRST DEGREE IS A CLASS D FELONY.

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

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