senate Bill S1784

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Provides that rape in the first degree shall be a class A-I felony

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to codes
Jan 16, 2019 referred to codes

S1784 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§130.35 & 70.00, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S479
2011-2012: S3543
2013-2014: S2144
2015-2016: S4504
2017-2018: S6151

S1784 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that rape in the first degree shall be a class A-I felony and shall be punishable by life imprisonment without parole.

S1784 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1784 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1784

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 16, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to making rape in  the  first
  degree  a class A-I felony with a penalty of life imprisonment without
  parole

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

  Section  1.  The closing paragraph of section 130.35 of the penal law,
as amended by chapter 1 of the laws of  2000,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  Rape in the first degree is a class [B] A-I felony.
  §  2.  Subdivision  5 of section 70.00 of the penal law, as amended by
section 40-a of part WWW of chapter 59 of the laws of 2017,  is  amended
to read as follows:
  5.   Life  imprisonment  without  parole.  Notwithstanding  any  other
provision of law, a defendant sentenced  to  life  imprisonment  without
parole  shall  not  be  or  become  eligible  for  parole or conditional
release. For purposes of commitment and custody, other than  parole  and
conditional  release,  such sentence shall be deemed to be an indetermi-
nate sentence. A defendant may be sentenced to life imprisonment without
parole upon conviction for the crime of murder in the  first  degree  as
defined  in  section  125.27  of this chapter and in accordance with the
procedures provided by law for imposing a sentence  for  such  crime.  A
defendant  who  was  eighteen  years  of age or older at the time of the
commission of the crime must be sentenced to life  imprisonment  without
parole  upon conviction for the crime of terrorism as defined in section
490.25 of this  chapter,  where  the  specified  offense  the  defendant
committed  is  a class A-I felony; the crime of criminal possession of a
chemical weapon or biological weapon in the first degree as  defined  in
section 490.45 of this chapter; or the crime of criminal use of a chemi-
cal  weapon  or  biological  weapon  in  the  first degree as defined in

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

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