assembly Bill A654

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Repeals section 240.37 of the penal law, relating to loitering for the purpose of engaging in a prostitution offense; repealer

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Jan 08, 2020 ordered to third reading cal.31
Mar 07, 2019 advanced to third reading cal.99
Mar 05, 2019 reported
Jan 09, 2019 referred to codes

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A654 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2253
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §240.37, amd §230.01, Pen L; amd §§60.47, 160.10, 170.30, 170.80, 420.35, 720.15 & 720.35, CP L; amd §447-a, Soc Serv L; amd §3-118, NYC Ad Cd
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A9704, S8107

A654 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Repeals provisions relating to loitering for the purpose of engaging in a prostitution offense; makes technical corrections relating thereto.

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 Section 240.37 of the penal law is REPEALED.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.