senate Bill S2371

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to making false statements to district attorneys, assistant district attorneys or district attorney investigators

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Codes Committee


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Jan 24, 2019 referred to codes

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S2371 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6480
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §195.25, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S7540
2017-2018: S12

S2371 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to making false statements to district attorneys, assistant district attorneys or district attorney investigators.

S2371 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2371 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2371

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 24, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. KAMINSKY -- 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 false statements to
  district attorneys, assistant district attorneys or district  attorney
  investigators in this state

  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 a new section 195.25  to
read as follows:
§ 195.25 MAKING  A  FALSE  STATEMENT  TO A DISTRICT ATTORNEY OR DISTRICT
           ATTORNEY INVESTIGATOR.
  1. A PERSON IS GUILTY OF MAKING A FALSE STATEMENT TO A DISTRICT ATTOR-
NEY OR DISTRICT ATTORNEY INVESTIGATOR WHEN, IN  COMMUNICATING  WITH  ANY
DISTRICT  ATTORNEY,  ASSISTANT  DISTRICT  ATTORNEY  OR DISTRICT ATTORNEY
INVESTIGATOR OF ANY COUNTY OF THIS STATE WHO IS INVESTIGATING A QUALIFY-
ING CRIME OR ALLEGED QUALIFYING CRIME, AND WHERE THE DISTRICT  ATTORNEY,
ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY OR DISTRICT ATTORNEY INVESTIGATOR HAS PREVI-
OUSLY  RECORDED  OR OTHERWISE DOCUMENTED THE OFFICE'S INTENT TO INVESTI-
GATE THE CASE AS A QUALIFYING CRIME OR ALLEGED QUALIFYING CRIME,  HE  OR
SHE  IS WARNED BY SUCH DISTRICT ATTORNEY, ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY OR
DISTRICT ATTORNEY INVESTIGATOR THAT  FALSE  STATEMENTS  ARE  SUBJECT  TO
CRIMINAL PENALTIES, AND HE OR SHE KNOWINGLY AND WILLFULLY:
  (A)  FALSIFIES, CONCEALS, OR COVERS UP BY ANY TRICK, SCHEME, OR DEVICE
A MATERIAL FACT;
  (B) MAKES ANY MATERIALLY FALSE, FICTITIOUS, OR FRAUDULENT STATEMENT OR
REPRESENTATION; OR
  (C) MAKES OR USES ANY FALSE WRITING OR DOCUMENT KNOWING  THE  SAME  TO
CONTAIN  ANY  MATERIALLY  FALSE,  FICTITIOUS, OR FRAUDULENT STATEMENT OR
ENTRY.
  2. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, A "QUALIFYING CRIME"  IS  DEFINED
TO MEAN GRAND LARCENY IN THE SECOND DEGREE AS DEFINED IN SECTION 155.40,

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

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