|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 07, 2019||advanced to third reading cal.99|
|Mar 05, 2019||reported|
|Jan 09, 2019||referred to codes|
assembly Bill A654
Current Bill Status - On Floor Calendar
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
Inez E. Dickens
Carmen De La Rosa
A654 (ACTIVE) - Details
A654 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 654 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N A S S E M B L Y (PREFILED) January 9, 2019 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. PAULIN, SEAWRIGHT, DICKENS, DINOWITZ, D'URSO, GALEF, GOTTFRIED, JAFFEE, JOYNER, PICHARDO, L. ROSENTHAL, SIMON, STECK, NIOU, HEVESI -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. DE LA ROSA -- read once and referred to the Committee on Codes AN ACT to repeal section 240.37 of the penal law, relating to loitering for the purpose of engaging in a prostitution offense; and to amend the penal law, the criminal procedure law, the social services law and the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to making technical corrections relating thereto THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The repeal of section 240.37 of the penal law, as effected by section two of this act, is hereby declared to be ameliorative, and it is the intent of the legislature that no prosecution under such section be commenced, continued, or refiled. § 2. Section 240.37 of the penal law is REPEALED. § 3. Section 230.01 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 189 of the laws of 2018, is amended to read as follows: § 230.01 Prostitution; affirmative defense. In any prosecution under section 230.00, section 230.03, section 230.19, SECTION 230.20, subdivision 2 of section 230.25, subdivision 2 of section 230.30[,] OR section 230.34-a [or subdivision two of section 240.37] of this [part] ARTICLE, it is an affirmative defense that the defendant's participation in the offense was a result of having been a victim of compelling prostitution under section 230.33 OF THIS ARTICLE, a victim of sex trafficking under section 230.34 of this article, a victim of sex trafficking of a child under section 230.34-a of this article or a victim of trafficking in persons under the trafficking victims protection act (United States Code, Title 22, Chapter 78). EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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