|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 06, 2020||referred to codes|
senate Bill S8286
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Codes Committee
- In Committee
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- Passed Senate
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S8286 (ACTIVE) - Details
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
BILL NUMBER: S8286 SPONSOR: GAUGHRAN TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to establishing crimes against essential workers during a declared state disaster emergency PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill amends the penal law by adding a new title to provide for increased penalties for crimes committed against an essential worker during a declared disaster emergency SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. Adds a new title Y-3 to the Penal Law entitled "Crimes Against Essential Workers During a Declared State Disaster Emergency". This section defines the following terms: "declared state disaster emergency"; "employee"; "essential employee"; and "essential business". Pursuant to this section, a defendant convicted of committing a speci-
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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