senate Bill S6920

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Establishes the crimes of spoofing a police agency telephone number in the first and second degrees as a class E felony and a class A misdemeanor

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to codes
Dec 20, 2019 referred to rules

S6920 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§190.90 & 190.95, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S388

S6920 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the crimes of spoofing a police agency telephone number in the first and second degrees as a class E felony and a class A misdemeanor.

S6920 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6920 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6920

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            December 20, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  KAPLAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to establishing the crimes of
  spoofing a police agency telephone number  in  the  first  and  second
  degrees

  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 190.90  to
read as follows:
§ 190.90 SPOOFING A POLICE AGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER IN THE SECOND DEGREE.
  A PERSON IS GUILTY OF SPOOFING A POLICE AGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER IN THE
SECOND  DEGREE WHEN, WITH INTENT TO DEFRAUD ANOTHER PERSON OR TO HARASS,
ANNOY, THREATEN, OR ALARM ANOTHER PERSON, HE OR SHE PLACES  A  TELEPHONE
CALL  WHEREBY THE ID DISPLAY OF THE PERSON RECEIVING THE CALL DISPLAYS A
PHONE NUMBER OF A POLICE AGENCY OF THIS STATE OR ANY POLITICAL  SUBDIVI-
SION OF THIS STATE OR DISPLAYS ANY OTHER INFORMATION THAT WOULD INDICATE
THAT  SUCH PHONE CALL WAS PLACED BY A POLICE AGENCY OF THIS STATE OR ANY
POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THIS STATE.
  SPOOFING A POLICE AGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER IN THE SECOND  DEGREE  IS  A
CLASS A MISDEMEANOR.
  §  2.  The penal law is amended by adding a new section 190.95 to read
as follows:
§ 190.95 SPOOFING A POLICE AGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER IN THE FIRST DEGREE.
  A PERSON IS GUILTY OF SPOOFING A POLICE AGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER IN THE
FIRST DEGREE WHEN HE OR SHE COMMITS THE CRIME OF SPOOFING A POLICE AGEN-
CY TELEPHONE NUMBER IN THE SECOND DEGREE AND HE OR SHE HAS  BEEN  PREVI-
OUSLY  CONVICTED  WITHIN  THE LAST TEN YEARS OF SPOOFING A POLICE AGENCY
TELEPHONE NUMBER IN THE SECOND DEGREE OR SPOOFING A POLICE AGENCY  TELE-
PHONE NUMBER IN THE FIRST DEGREE.
  SPOOFING  A  POLICE  AGENCY  TELEPHONE NUMBER IN THE FIRST DEGREE IS A
CLASS E FELONY.
  § 3. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth  day  after  it  shall
have become a law.

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