assembly Bill A8649

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing the crime of voyeurism

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to codes
Oct 02, 2019 referred to codes

A8649 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6703
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§250.51 & 250.52, amd §250.65, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A2386, S1053

A8649 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the crime of voyeurism in the first and second degree.

A8649 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8649

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             October 2, 2019
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to establishing the crime  of
  voyeurism in the first and second degree

  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 two new sections  250.51
and 250.52 to read as follows:
§ 250.51 VOYEURISM IN THE SECOND DEGREE.
  A PERSON IS GUILTY OF VOYEURISM IN THE SECOND DEGREE WHEN:
  1. FOR HIS OR HER OWN AMUSEMENT, ENTERTAINMENT, PROFIT, SEXUAL AROUSAL
OR  SEXUAL  GRATIFICATION,  OR FOR THE PURPOSE OF DEGRADING OR ABUSING A
PERSON, HE OR SHE INTENTIONALLY VIEWS, WITHOUT THE  USE  OF  AN  IMAGING
DEVICE,  A PERSON DRESSING OR UNDRESSING OR THE SEXUAL OR OTHER INTIMATE
PARTS OF SUCH PERSON AT A PLACE AND TIME WHEN SUCH PERSON HAS A  REASON-
ABLE EXPECTATION OF PRIVACY, WITHOUT SUCH PERSON'S KNOWLEDGE OR CONSENT;
OR
  2. (A) FOR NO LEGITIMATE PURPOSE, HE OR SHE INTENTIONALLY VIEWS, WITH-
OUT  THE USE OF AN IMAGING DEVICE, A PERSON IN A BEDROOM, CHANGING ROOM,
FITTING ROOM, RESTROOM, TOILET, BATHROOM, WASHROOM, SHOWER OR  ANY  ROOM
ASSIGNED  TO  GUESTS  OR  PATRONS IN A MOTEL, HOTEL OR INN, WITHOUT SUCH
PERSON'S KNOWLEDGE OR CONSENT.
  (B) FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION, WHEN A PERSON VIEWS A PERSON
WITHOUT THE USE OF AN  IMAGING  DEVICE  IN  A  BEDROOM,  CHANGING  ROOM,
FITTING  ROOM,  RESTROOM, TOILET, BATHROOM, WASHROOM, SHOWER OR ANY ROOM
ASSIGNED TO GUESTS OR PATRONS IN A HOTEL,  MOTEL  OR  INN,  THERE  IS  A
REBUTTABLE  PRESUMPTION  THAT  SUCH  PERSON  DID  SO  FOR  NO LEGITIMATE
PURPOSE; OR
  3. FOR HIS OR HER OWN AMUSEMENT, ENTERTAINMENT, PROFIT, SEXUAL AROUSAL
OR GRATIFICATION, OR FOR THE PURPOSE OF DEGRADING OR ABUSING  A  PERSON,
THE  ACTOR  INTENTIONALLY  VIEWS,  WITHOUT THE USE OF AN IMAGING DEVICE,

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