assembly Bill A4947

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Enacts Carlos' law; relates to crimes involving the death or injury of a worker

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May 19, 2021 referred to codes
delivered to senate
passed assembly
May 13, 2021 advanced to third reading cal.364
May 12, 2021 reported
Feb 09, 2021 referred to codes

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A4947 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S621
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§20.20, 60.27 & 80.10, add Art 122 §§122.00 - 122.20, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A2966, A10728, S4373
2019-2020: A4508, S3314

A4947 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts Carlos' law; relates to crimes involving the death or injury of a worker; establishes higher fines for corporations who commit such crimes; establishes the crimes of endangering the welfare of a worker in the third, second and first degrees.

A4947 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4947
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 9, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  BICHOTTE HERMELYN,  REYES  --  read once and
   referred to the Committee on Codes
 
 AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to crimes involving the death
   or injury of a worker
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
 "Carlos' law".
   § 2. Paragraph (c) of subdivision 2 of section 20.20 of the penal law,
 as amended by chapter 671 of the laws of 1986, is  amended  to  read  as
 follows:
   (c)  The conduct constituting the offense is engaged in by an agent of
 the corporation while acting within the scope of his employment  and  in
 behalf  of  the  corporation,  and the offense is (i) a misdemeanor or a
 violation, (ii) one defined by  a  statute  which  clearly  indicates  a
 legislative  intent  to impose such criminal liability on a corporation,
 [or] (iii) any offense set forth in title twenty-seven of article seven-
 ty-one of the environmental conservation law, OR  (IV)  AN  OFFENSE  SET
 FORTH IN SECTION 120.05, 120.10, 122.05, 122.10, 122.15, 125.10, 125.11,
 125.15,  125.20,  125.21,  125.22,  125.25,  125.26  OR  125.27  OF THIS
 CHAPTER.
   § 3. Subdivision 5 of section 60.27 of the penal  law  is  amended  by
 adding a new paragraph (c) to read as follows:
   (C)  IF  AN EMPLOYER, PERSON ACTING IN A SUPERVISORY ROLE ON BEHALF OF
 AN EMPLOYER, OR AS AN AGENT, WITH DELEGATED POWER,  OF  A  PERSON  IN  A
 POSITION  OF  AUTHORITY  AND  RESPONSIBILITY  IS  CONVICTED OF VIOLATING
 SECTION 122.10 OR 122.15 OF THIS CHAPTER, THE COURT MAY  ORDER  RESTITU-
 TION  OR REPARATION IN EXCESS OF THE AMOUNTS SPECIFIED IN PARAGRAPHS (A)
 AND (B) OF THIS SUBDIVISION.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD05189-01-1