senate Bill S8492

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to reporting a nonemergency incident involving a member of a protected class

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Current Bill Status Via A1531 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 12, 2020 signed chap.93
Jun 11, 2020 delivered to governor
Jun 08, 2020 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.748
substituted for s8492
Jun 08, 2020 substituted by a1531b
ordered to third reading cal.748
reported and committed to rules
Jun 06, 2020 committee discharged and committed to codes
Jun 05, 2020 referred to rules

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S8492 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1531
Law Section:
Civil Rights Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §79-n, Civ Rts L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S9150, A11389

S8492 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to reporting a non-emergency incident involving a member of a protected class.

S8492 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8492 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8492

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 5, 2020
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the civil rights law, in relation to reporting  a  none-
  mergency incident involving a member of a protected class

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 79-n of the civil rights  law,  as
added by chapter 227 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
  2.  Any person who intentionally selects a person or property for harm
or causes damage to the property of another or causes physical injury or
death to another OR SUMMONS A POLICE OFFICER OR  PEACE  OFFICER  WITHOUT
REASON  TO  SUSPECT  A  VIOLATION  OF  THE PENAL LAW, ANY OTHER CRIMINAL
CONDUCT, OR AN IMMINENT THREAT TO A PERSON OR PROPERTY, in whole  or  in
substantial  part  because of a belief or perception regarding the race,
color, national origin, ancestry, gender, religion, religious  practice,
age, disability or sexual orientation of a person, regardless of whether
the  belief or perception is correct, shall be liable, in a civil action
or proceeding maintained by such individual or group of individuals, for
injunctive relief, damages, or any other appropriate relief  in  law  or
equity.  If  it shall appear to the satisfaction of the court or justice
that the respondent has, in fact, violated this section,  an  injunction
may  be  issued  by such court or justice, enjoining and restraining any
further violation, without requiring proof that any person has, in fact,
been injured or damaged thereby. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION, A
PERSON LACKS REASON TO SUSPECT A VIOLATION OF THE PENAL LAW,  ANY  OTHER
CRIMINAL  CONDUCT, OR AN IMMINENT THREAT TO A PERSON OR PROPERTY WHERE A
REASONABLE PERSON WOULD NOT SUSPECT SUCH VIOLATION, CONDUCT, OR THREAT.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04520-10-0

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