|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2020||referred to codes|
|Jan 16, 2019||referred to codes|
senate Bill S1784
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Codes Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1784 (ACTIVE) - Details
S1784 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1784 SPONSOR: LANZA TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE: Provides that rape in the first degree shall be a class A-I felony and shall be punishable by life in prison without parole. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends the closing paragraph of section 130.35 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 1 of the laws of 2000. Section 2 amends subdivision 5 of section 70.00 of the penal law to make defendants sentenced to life imprisonment without parole not eligible
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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