|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Sep 21, 2020||referred to rules|
senate Bill S8993
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S8993 (ACTIVE) - Details
- Current Committee:
- Senate Rules
- Law Section:
- Penal Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §§145.05, 145.10 & 145.12, Pen L
S8993 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8993 SPONSOR: SAVINO TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to damages to municipal prop- erty PURPOSE: To discourage the intentional damaging of publicly owned property which results in a deprivation of the public's use by increasing the penalties upon conviction of such act(s). SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: § 1, adds provisions to define an unlawful act of damage to publicly owned property which results in the government entity taking the proper- ty out of service to the public. This new provision will impose a more meaningful impact on a person convicted of such destruction by increas- ing the criminal sentence to felony status.
S8993 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8993 I N S E N A T E September 21, 2020 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to damages to municipal prop- erty THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 145.05 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 276 of the laws of 2003, is amended and a new subdi- vision 3 is added to read as follows: 2. damages property of another person in an amount exceeding two hundred fifty dollars[.]; OR 3. DAMAGES PROPERTY OWNED, CONTROLLED, LEASED OR UTILIZED BY A MUNICI- PALITY, TOWN, VILLAGE OR PUBLIC AUTHORITY WHICH RESULTS IN THE PROPERTY TAKEN OUT OF SERVICE TO THE PUBLIC TO REPAIR SUCH DAMAGE. § 2. Section 145.10 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 961 of the laws of 1971, is amended to read as follows: § 145.10 Criminal mischief in the second degree. A person is guilty of criminal mischief in the second degree when with intent to damage property of another person, and having no right to do so nor any reasonable ground to believe that he OR SHE has such right, he OR SHE: 1. damages property of another person in an amount exceeding one thou- sand five hundred dollars[.]; OR 2. DAMAGES PROPERTY OWNED, CONTROLLED, LEASED OR UTILIZED BY A MUNICI- PALITY, TOWN, VILLAGE OR PUBLIC AUTHORITY WHICH RESULTS IN THE PROPERTY TAKEN OUT OF SERVICE TO THE PUBLIC TO REPAIR SUCH DAMAGE AND THE VALUE OF THE DAMAGE EXCEEDS TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS. Criminal mischief in the second degree is a class D felony. § 3. Section 145.12 of the penal law, as added by chapter 961 of the laws of 1971, is amended to read as follows: § 145.12 Criminal mischief in the first degree. A person is guilty of criminal mischief in the first degree when with intent to damage property of another person, and having no right to do EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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