senate Bill S2253

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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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to codes
Jan 23, 2019 referred to codes


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S2253 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
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 Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S8107, A9704
2021-2022: S1351, A3355

S2253 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S2253 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2253 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                             January 23, 2019
 Introduced  by Sens. HOYLMAN, SALAZAR -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and when printed to be committed 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
   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 Section 240.37 of the penal law is REPEALED.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).
   §  4. Section 60.47 of the criminal procedure law, as added by section
 2 of part I of chapter 57 of the laws of 2015, is  amended  to  read  as
 § 60.47 Possession of condoms; receipt into evidence.
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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