assembly Bill A5249

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to penalties for promotion of a suicide attempt

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Feb 12, 2021 referred to codes

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A5249 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2150
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§120.30 & 125.15, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A10874, S8541
2019-2020: A6509, S1294

A5249 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that a person may be charged with promoting a suicide or manslaughter if he or she is convicted of endangering the welfare of a vulnerable elderly person, an incompetent or physically disabled person and the conduct was the proximate cause of the victim's suicide.

A5249 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5249
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 12, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. BARRETT, SANTABARBARA, McDONOUGH -- read once and
   referred to the Committee on Codes
 
 AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to penalties for promotion of
   a suicide attempt
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1. Section 120.30 of the penal  law  is  amended  to  read  as
 follows:
 § 120.30 Promoting a suicide attempt.
   A person is guilty of promoting a suicide attempt when:
   (A)  he  OR SHE intentionally causes or aids another person to attempt
 suicide; OR
   (B) HE OR SHE ENDANGERS THE WELFARE OF AN  INCOMPETENT,  A  VULNERABLE
 ELDERLY  PERSON  OR A PHYSICALLY DISABLED PERSON AS SET FORTH IN SECTION
 260.25, 260.32 OR 260.34 OF THIS CHAPTER AND SUCH CONDUCT  SIGNIFICANTLY
 CONTRIBUTED TO THE VICTIM'S SUICIDE ATTEMPT.
   Promoting a suicide attempt is a class E felony.
   § 2. Section 125.15 of the penal law is amended to read as follows:
 § 125.15 Manslaughter in the second degree.
   A person is guilty of manslaughter in the second degree when:
   1. He OR SHE recklessly causes the death of another person; or
   [3.]  2.  He  OR  SHE  intentionally  causes or aids another person to
 commit suicide;
   3. HE OR SHE ENDANGERS THE WELFARE OF  AN  INCOMPETENT,  A  VULNERABLE
 ELDERLY  PERSON, OR A PHYSICALLY DISABLED PERSON AS SET FORTH IN SECTION
 260.25, 260.32 OR 260.34 OF THIS CHAPTER AND SUCH CONDUCT  SIGNIFICANTLY
 CONTRIBUTED TO THE VICTIM'S SUICIDE.
   Manslaughter in the second degree is a class C felony.
   § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD07298-01-1