senate Bill S75

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to enhancing penalties and protecting victims of crimes of domestic violence

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Codes Committee

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to codes
Jan 09, 2019 referred to codes


S75 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Pen L, generally; amd §510.30, CP L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S6773
2013-2014: S4091
2015-2016: S839
2017-2018: S294

S75 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to enhancing penalties and protecting victims of crimes of domestic violence.

S75 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S75 (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 9, 2019
 Introduced  by  Sen.  ROBACH -- 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 enhancing  punishment  for
   crimes  involving  domestic violence; and to amend the criminal proce-
   dure law, in relation to the consideration  of  certain  factors  when
   determining the issuance of an order of recognizance or bail
   Section 1. Subdivision 5 of  section  240.30  of  the  penal  law,  as
 amended  by  chapter  188  of  the  laws  of 2014, is amended to read as
   5. He or she commits the crime of harassment in the  first  degree  OR
 SECOND  DEGREE and has previously been convicted of the crime of harass-
 ment in the first degree OR SECOND DEGREE as defined by  section  240.25
 OR 240.26 of this article within the preceding ten years.
   §  2.  The section heading, opening paragraph and closing paragraph of
 section 240.31 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 49 of the laws of
 2006, are amended to read as follows:
   [Aggravated] BIAS RELATED AGGRAVATED harassment [in the first degree].
   A person is guilty of BIAS RELATED aggravated harassment [in the first
 degree] when with intent to harass, annoy,  threaten  or  alarm  another
 person,  because of a belief or perception regarding such person's race,
 color, national origin, ancestry, gender, religion, religious  practice,
 age,  disability or sexual orientation, regardless of whether the belief
 or perception is correct, he or she:
   [Aggravated] BIAS RELATED AGGRAVATED harassment [in the first  degree]
 is a class E felony.
   §  3.  The penal law is amended by adding a new section 240.29 to read
 as follows:
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets


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