assembly Bill A231

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Includes contacts via text, email or other electronic communication in the definition of the offense of aggravated harassment in the second degree

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to codes
Jan 09, 2019 referred to codes

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A231 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2636
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §240.30, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A11344, S9148
2021-2022: A544, S1477

A231 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Includes contacts via text, email or other electronic communication in the definition of the offense of aggravated harassment in the second degree.

A231 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   231

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation  to  including  contacts  via
  text, email or other electronic communication in the definition of the
  offense of aggravated harassment in the second degree

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 2 of  section  240.30  of  the  penal  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  188  of  the  laws  of 2014, is amended to read as
follows:
  2. With intent to harass or threaten another person, he or she makes a
telephone call, OR CONTACTS VIA TEXT, EMAIL OR OTHER ELECTRONIC COMMUNI-
CATION, whether or not a conversation ensues, with no purpose of legiti-
mate communication; or
  § 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
ing the date upon which it shall have become a law. Effective immediate-
ly, the addition, amendment and/or repeal  of  any  rule  or  regulation
necessary  for  the implementation of this act on its effective date are
authorized to be made on or before such date.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02677-01-9