senate Bill S8286

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Establishes crimes against essential workers during a declared state disaster emergency

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May 06, 2020 referred to codes

S8286 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10505
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add Part 4 Title Y-3 Art 497 §§497.00 - 497-10, Pen L

S8286 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that a person commits a crime against an essential worker during a declared state disaster emergency when he or she commits a specified offense against an essential worker and such crime is committed against such worker while in the course of their employment during the pendency of a declared state disaster emergency; defines terms; makes related provisions.

S8286 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8286 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8286

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 6, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GAUGHRAN -- 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  establishing  crimes
  against essential workers during a declared state disaster emergency

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

  Section 1. Part 4 of the penal law is amended by adding  a  new  title
Y-3 to read as follows:
                                TITLE Y-3
        CRIMES AGAINST ESSENTIAL WORKERS DURING A DECLARED STATE
                           DISASTER EMERGENCY

                               ARTICLE 497
        CRIMES AGAINST ESSENTIAL WORKERS DURING A DECLARED STATE
                           DISASTER EMERGENCY
SECTION 497.00 DEFINITIONS.
        497.05 CRIMES  AGAINST ESSENTIAL WORKERS DURING A DECLARED STATE
                 DISASTER EMERGENCY.
        497.10 SENTENCING.
§ 497.00 DEFINITIONS.
  AS USED IN THIS TITLE:
  1. "DECLARED STATE DISASTER EMERGENCY" SHALL MEAN  A  PERIOD  OF  TIME
BEGINNING  WITH  THE  DECLARATION OF A DISASTER PURSUANT TO AN EXECUTIVE
ORDER AND IN CONFORMANCE WITH ARTICLE TWO-B OF THE  EXECUTIVE  LAW.  THE
DECLARED  STATE  DISASTER  EMERGENCY  SHALL  END UPON TERMINATION OF THE
EXECUTIVE ORDER.
  2. "EMPLOYEE" SHALL MEAN A PAID WORKER OR VOLUNTEER  WORKER  PROVIDING
WORK  AND/OR  SERVICES FOR THEIR EMPLOYER DURING THE PERIOD OF THE EMER-
GENCY.
  3. "ESSENTIAL WORKER" SHALL MEAN AN EMPLOYEE OF AN ESSENTIAL  BUSINESS
OR  AN  EMPLOYEE  OF  THE  STATE, LOCAL GOVERNMENT, A SCHOOL DISTRICT, A
MUNICIPALITY OR AN AUTHORITY WORKING WITHIN THE AFFECTED AREA AS DEFINED
BY THE EXECUTIVE ORDER.

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

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