assembly Bill A1940

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Criminalizes the theft of a catalytic converter; imposes restrictions on the purchase, sale and possession of catalytic converters by certain entities

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Jan 13, 2021 referred to codes

A1940 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§165.12, 165.13 & 165.14, amd §165.45, Pen L; amd §415-a, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A11160

A1940 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Criminalizes the theft of a catalytic converter; includes possession of a stolen catalytic converter in the definition of criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree; imposes restrictions on the purchase, sale and possession of catalytic converters by vehicle dismantlers, salvage pools, mobile car crushers, itinerant vehicle collectors and scrap processors.

A1940 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1940
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 13, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  BUTTENSCHON -- read once and referred to the
   Committee on Codes
 
 AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to criminalizing the theft of
   a catalytic converter; and to amend the vehicle and  traffic  law,  in
   relation to imposing restrictions on the purchase, sale and possession
   of  catalytic converters by vehicle dismantlers, salvage pools, mobile
   car crushers, itinerant vehicle collectors and scrap processors
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  The  penal  law  is  amended by adding three new sections
 165.12, 165.13 and 165.14 to read as follows:
 § 165.12 THEFT OF A CATALYTIC CONVERTER IN THE THIRD DEGREE.
   A PERSON IS GUILTY OF THEFT OF A  CATALYTIC  CONVERTER  IN  THE  THIRD
 DEGREE  WHEN  HE OR SHE REMOVES OR INTENTIONALLY DESTROYS OR DEFACES ALL
 OR ANY PART OF A CATALYTIC  CONVERTER  FROM  AN  ABANDONED  VEHICLE,  AS
 DEFINED  IN  SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION ONE THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED TWENTY-
 FOUR OF THE VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC LAW, EXCEPT THAT IT IS A DEFENSE TO SUCH
 CHARGE THAT SUCH PERSON WAS AUTHORIZED TO DO SO PURSUANT TO  LAW  OR  BY
 PERMISSION OF THE OWNER.
   THEFT OF A CATALYTIC CONVERTER IN THE THIRD DEGREE IS A CLASS B MISDE-
 MEANOR.
 § 165.13 THEFT OF A CATALYTIC CONVERTER IN THE SECOND DEGREE.
   A  PERSON  IS  GUILTY  OF THEFT OF A CATALYTIC CONVERTER IN THE SECOND
 DEGREE WHEN:
   1. HE OR SHE REMOVES OR INTENTIONALLY DESTROYS OR DEFACES ALL  OR  ANY
 PART  OF  A  CATALYTIC CONVERTER FROM A VEHICLE, OTHER THAN AN ABANDONED
 VEHICLE, AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION  ONE  OF  SECTION  ONE  THOUSAND  TWO
 HUNDRED  TWENTY-FOUR OF THE VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC LAW, WITHOUT THE PERMIS-
 SION OF THE OWNER; OR
   2. HE OR SHE COMMITS THE OFFENSE OF THEFT OF A CATALYTIC CONVERTER  IN
 THE  THIRD DEGREE AND HE OR SHE HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY CONVICTED WITHIN THE
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.