|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Sep 11, 2020||referred to rules|
senate Bill S8974
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S8974 (ACTIVE) - Details
S8974 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8974 SPONSOR: LANZA TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law and the criminal procedure law, in relation to crimes committed during a riot PURPOSE: Enhance the penalties of for the crimes of rioting and burglary or arson during a riot. Also makes the crimes of rioting bail eligible. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill enhances the penalties for the crimes of inciting a riot and riot in the first and second degrees. The bill also enhances the penal- ties for burglaries and arsons commissioned during a riot and makes the crimes of inciting a riot and riot in the first and second degrees bail eligible.
S8974 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8974 I N S E N A T E September 11, 2020 ___________ Introduced by Sen. LANZA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the penal law and the criminal procedure law, in relation to crimes committed during a riot THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The closing paragraph of section 240.06 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 294 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows: Riot in the first degree is a class [E] D felony. § 2. The closing paragraph of section 240.05 of the penal law, as amended by section 791 of the laws of 1967, is amended to read as follows: Riot in the second degree is a class [A misdemeanor] E FELONY. § 3. The closing paragraph of section 240.08 of the penal law, as added by section 791 of the laws of 1967, is amended to read as follows: Inciting to riot is a class [A misdemeanor] E FELONY. § 4. Subdivision 4 of section 140.30 of the penal law, as amended by section 374 of the laws of 1973, is amended and a new subdivision 5 is added to read as follows: 4. Displays what appears to be a pistol, revolver, rifle, shotgun, machine gun or other firearm; except that in any prosecution under this subdivision, it is an affirmative defense that such pistol, revolver, rifle, shotgun, machine gun or other firearm was not a loaded weapon from which a shot, readily capable of producing death or other serious physical injury, could be discharged. Nothing contained in this subdivi- sion shall constitute a defense to a prosecution for, or preclude a conviction of, burglary in the second degree, burglary in the third degree or any other crime[.]; OR 5. IS SIMULTANEOUSLY ENGAGED IN CONDUCT THAT IS AN OFFENSE DEFINED IN SECTION 240.05, 240.06 OR 240.08 OF THIS PART. § 5. The opening paragraph of section 150.15 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 225 of the laws of 1979, is amended to read as follows: EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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