assembly Bill A1531B

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to reporting a nonemergency incident involving a member of a protected class

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  • Delivered to Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 12, 2020 signed chap.93
Jun 11, 2020 delivered to governor
Jun 08, 2020 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.748
substituted for s8492
referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.61
rules report cal.61
reported
reported referred to rules
Jun 05, 2020 print number 1531b
Jun 05, 2020 amend and recommit to codes
Jan 08, 2020 referred to codes
Jul 08, 2019 print number 1531a
Jul 08, 2019 amend (t) and recommit to codes
Jan 15, 2019 referred to codes

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A1531 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8492
Law Section:
Civil Rights Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §79-n, Civ Rts L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A11389, S9150

A1531 - Summary

Relates to reporting a non-emergency incident involving a member of a protected class.

A1531 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1531

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 15, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  RICHARDSON  -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to reporting  a  nonemergency
  incident  to an organization having the function of dealing with emer-
  gencies

  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 240.49 to
read as follows:
§ 240.49 REPORTING A NONEMERGENCY INCIDENT.
  A PERSON IS GUILTY OF REPORTING A NONEMERGENCY INCIDENT WHEN,  KNOWING
THE  INFORMATION  REPORTED,  CONVEYED OR CIRCULATED TO BE A NONEMERGENCY
SITUATION, HE OR SHE INITIATES OR CIRCULATES A REPORT OR WARNING  TO  AN
OFFICIAL OR QUASI-OFFICIAL AGENCY OR ORGANIZATION HAVING THE FUNCTION OF
DEALING  WITH  EMERGENCIES  INVOLVING  DANGER  TO LIFE OR PROPERTY OF AN
ALLEGED OCCURRENCE OR IMPENDING OCCURRENCE OF A  NONEMERGENCY  SITUATION
IN WHICH IT IS UNLIKELY THAT A THREAT TO PUBLIC SAFETY WILL RESULT.
  REPORTING A NONEMERGENCY INCIDENT IS A CLASS B MISDEMEANOR.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04520-01-9

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Multi-Sponsors

A1531A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8492
Law Section:
Civil Rights Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §79-n, Civ Rts L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A11389, S9150

A1531A - Summary

Relates to reporting a non-emergency incident involving a member of a protected class.

A1531A - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 1531--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 15, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. RICHARDSON, D'URSO, ASHBY, SAYEGH, DeSTEFANO --
  Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. SIMON -- read once and referred to  the
  Committee  on  Codes  --  committee  discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the civil rights law, in relation to reporting  a  none-
  mergency incident involving a member of a protected class

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 79-n of the civil rights  law,  as
added by chapter 227 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
  2.  Any person who intentionally selects a person or property for harm
or causes damage to the property of another or causes physical injury or
death to another OR SUMMONS A POLICE OFFICER OR  PEACE  OFFICER  WITHOUT
REASON  TO  SUSPECT  A  VIOLATION  OF  THE PENAL LAW, ANY OTHER CRIMINAL
CONDUCT, OR AN IMMINENT THREAT TO A PERSON OR PROPERTY, in whole  or  in
substantial  part  because of a belief or perception regarding the race,
color, national origin, ancestry, gender, religion, religious  practice,
age, disability or sexual orientation of a person, regardless of whether
the  belief or perception is correct, shall be liable, in a civil action
or proceeding maintained by such individual or group of individuals, for
injunctive relief, damages, or any other appropriate relief  in  law  or
equity.  If  it shall appear to the satisfaction of the court or justice
that the respondent has, in fact, violated this section,  an  injunction
may  be  issued  by such court or justice, enjoining and restraining any
further violation, without requiring proof that any person has, in fact,
been injured or damaged thereby. FOR THE PURPOSES  OF  THIS  SECTION,  A
PERSON  LACKS  REASON TO SUSPECT A VIOLATION OF THE PENAL LAW, ANY OTHER
CRIMINAL CONDUCT, OR AN IMMINENT THREAT TO A PERSON OR PROPERTY WHERE  A
REASONABLE PERSON WOULD NOT SUSPECT SUCH VIOLATION, CONDUCT, OR THREAT.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04520-07-9

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A1531B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8492
Law Section:
Civil Rights Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §79-n, Civ Rts L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A11389, S9150

A1531B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to reporting a non-emergency incident involving a member of a protected class.

A1531B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 1531--B

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 15, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. RICHARDSON, D'URSO, ASHBY, SAYEGH, DeSTEFANO,
  VANEL -- Multi-Sponsored by --  M.  of  A.  SIMON  --  read  once  and
  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Codes  -- committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee -- recommitted to the Committee on Codes in accordance with Assem-
  bly  Rule  3,  sec.  2  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the civil rights law, in relation to reporting  a  none-
  mergency incident involving a member of a protected class

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 79-n of the civil rights  law,  as
added by chapter 227 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
  2.  Any person who intentionally selects a person or property for harm
or causes damage to the property of another or causes physical injury or
death to another OR SUMMONS A POLICE OFFICER OR  PEACE  OFFICER  WITHOUT
REASON  TO  SUSPECT  A  VIOLATION  OF  THE PENAL LAW, ANY OTHER CRIMINAL
CONDUCT, OR AN IMMINENT THREAT TO A PERSON OR PROPERTY, in whole  or  in
substantial  part  because of a belief or perception regarding the race,
color, national origin, ancestry, gender, religion, religious  practice,
age, disability or sexual orientation of a person, regardless of whether
the  belief or perception is correct, shall be liable, in a civil action
or proceeding maintained by such individual or group of individuals, for
injunctive relief, damages, or any other appropriate relief  in  law  or
equity.  If  it shall appear to the satisfaction of the court or justice
that the respondent has, in fact, violated this section,  an  injunction
may  be  issued  by such court or justice, enjoining and restraining any
further violation, without requiring proof that any person has, in fact,
been injured or damaged thereby. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION, A
PERSON LACKS REASON TO SUSPECT A VIOLATION OF THE PENAL LAW,  ANY  OTHER

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04520-09-0