senate Bill S335

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Designates offenses against law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency medical services personnel as hate crimes

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Judiciary Committee


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 06, 2019 reported and committed to judiciary
Mar 11, 2019 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 09, 2019 referred to codes

Votes

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May 6, 2019 - Codes committee Vote

S335
7
4
committee
7
Aye
4
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Codes Committee Vote: May 6, 2019

aye wr (2)

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S335 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5065
Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §485.05, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S8212
2017-2018: S1114, A2962

S335 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Designates offenses against law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency medical services personnel as hate crimes.

S335 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S335 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   335

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AKSHAR -- 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  designating  offenses
  against  law  enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency medical
  services personnel as hate crimes

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

  Section 1. Subdivisions 1, 2 and 4 of section 485.05 of the penal law,
as  added  by  chapter  107  of the laws of 2000, are amended to read as
follows:
  1. A person commits a hate crime when he or she  commits  a  specified
offense and either:
  (a)  intentionally  selects  the  person  against  whom the offense is
committed or intended to be committed in whole or  in  substantial  part
because  of  a  belief  or  perception  regarding  (I)  the race, color,
national origin, ancestry, gender, religion,  religious  practice,  age,
disability  or  sexual orientation of a person OR (II) BECAUSE OF ACTUAL
OR PERCEIVED EMPLOYMENT AS A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER, A  FIREFIGHTER  OR
AS  EMERGENCY  MEDICAL  SERVICES  PERSONNEL,  regardless  of whether the
belief or perception is correct, or
  (b) intentionally commits the act or acts constituting the offense  in
whole or in substantial part because of a belief or perception regarding
(I)  the race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, religion, reli-
gious practice, age, disability or sexual orientation  of  a  person  OR
(II)  BECAUSE  OF  ACTUAL  OR  PERCEIVED EMPLOYMENT AS A LAW ENFORCEMENT
OFFICER, A FIREFIGHTER  OR  AS  EMERGENCY  MEDICAL  SERVICES  PERSONNEL,
regardless of whether the belief or perception is correct.
  2.  Proof of race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, religion,
religious practice, age, disability or sexual orientation OR  EMPLOYMENT
AS  A  LAW  ENFORCEMENT  OFFICER,  A FIREFIGHTER OR AS EMERGENCY MEDICAL

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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