senate Bill S2361A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Categorizes hate crimes as serious offenses in relation to possession of firearms; repealer

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 29, 2020 advanced to third reading
Jan 28, 2020 2nd report cal.
Jan 27, 2020 1st report cal.280
Jan 23, 2020 print number 2361a
Jan 23, 2020 amend and recommit to codes
Jan 08, 2020 referred to codes
Jan 24, 2019 referred to codes

Votes

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Jan 27, 2020 - Codes committee Vote

S2361A
8
0
committee
8
Aye
0
Nay
4
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Codes Committee Vote: Jan 27, 2020

Co-Sponsors

S2361 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6263
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §265.00 sub 17 ¶(b), amd §265.00, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A7547

S2361 - Summary

Categorizes hate crimes as serious offenses in relation to possession of firearms.

S2361 - Sponsor Memo

S2361 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2361

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 24, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. KAVANAGH, COMRIE -- 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 categorizing  hate  crimes
  as  serious  offenses  in  relation  to  possession of firearms and to
  repeal certain provisions of such law relating thereto

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

  Section 1. Legislative findings. (a) As the New York state legislature
found in enacting the Hate Crimes Act of 2000, "The intolerable truth is
that  in these crimes, commonly and justly referred to as 'hate crimes',
victims are intentionally selected, in whole  or  in  part,  because  of
their  race,  color,  national origin, ancestry, gender, religion, reli-
gious practice, age, disability or sexual orientation.  Hate  crimes  do
more  than threaten the safety and welfare of all citizens. They inflict
on victims incalculable physical and emotional damage and  tear  at  the
very fabric of free society. Crimes motivated by invidious hatred toward
particular  groups  not only harm individual victims but send a powerful
message of intolerance and discrimination to all members of the group to
which the victim belongs. Hate crimes can and do intimidate and  disrupt
entire communities and vitiate the civility that is essential to healthy
democratic processes."
  (b)  The  pernicious  harm  of hate crimes on targeted individuals and
communities is compounded by the use of firearms to  threaten  and  harm
the  victims.  According  to one recent analysis, between 2010 and 2015,
there were roughly 46,500 hate crimes committed  in  the  United  States
that involved a gun. The threat of a gun from dangerous extremists sends
a  clear  message  that  they  not  only harbor feelings of bias or hate
against a particular group, but also that they are willing  to  kill  in
service  of  this ideology. Keeping guns out of the hands of individuals
who perpetrate hate crimes is therefore a crucial measure to help ensure
the safety of groups that have historically been targeted. Current state

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

Co-Sponsors

S2361A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6263
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §265.00 sub 17 ¶(b), amd §265.00, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A7547

S2361A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Categorizes hate crimes as serious offenses in relation to possession of firearms.

S2361A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2361A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 2361--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 24, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. KAVANAGH, CARLUCCI, COMRIE -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes --
  recommitted  to  the Committee on Codes in accordance with Senate Rule
  6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted  as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to amend the penal law, in relation to categorizing hate crimes
  as serious offenses in relation  to  possession  of  firearms  and  to
  repeal certain provisions of such law relating thereto

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

  Section 1. Legislative findings. (a) As the New York state legislature
found in enacting the Hate Crimes Act of 2000, "The intolerable truth is
that in these crimes, commonly and justly referred to as 'hate  crimes',
victims  are  intentionally  selected,  in  whole or in part, because of
their race, color, national origin, ancestry,  gender,  religion,  reli-
gious  practice,  age,  disability or sexual orientation. Hate crimes do
more than threaten the safety and welfare of all citizens. They  inflict
on  victims  incalculable  physical and emotional damage and tear at the
very fabric of free society. Crimes motivated by invidious hatred toward
particular groups not only harm individual victims but send  a  powerful
message of intolerance and discrimination to all members of the group to
which  the victim belongs. Hate crimes can and do intimidate and disrupt
entire communities and vitiate the civility that is essential to healthy
democratic processes."
  (b) The pernicious harm of hate crimes  on  targeted  individuals  and
communities  is  compounded  by the use of firearms to threaten and harm
the victims. According to one recent analysis, between  2010  and  2015,
there  were  roughly  46,500  hate crimes committed in the United States
that involved a gun. The threat of a gun from dangerous extremists sends
a clear message that they not only  harbor  feelings  of  bias  or  hate
against  a  particular  group, but also that they are willing to kill in

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

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