senate Bill S1917

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Designates offenses against law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency medical services personnel as hate crimes

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Jan 16, 2021 referred to codes

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S1917 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §485.05, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S8212
2017-2018: S1114
2019-2020: S335

S1917 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Designates offenses against law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency medical services personnel as hate crimes.

S1917 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1917 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1917
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 16, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. AKSHAR, BORRELLO, BOYLE, GALLIVAN, GRIFFO, HELMING,
   JORDAN, LANZA, O'MARA, ORTT, RITCHIE, SERINO, TEDISCO  --  read  twice
   and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
   on Codes
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  penal  law, in relation to designating offenses
   against law enforcement officers, firefighters and  emergency  medical
   services personnel as hate crimes
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subdivisions 1, 2 and 4 of section 485.05 of the penal law,
 as amended by chapter 8 of the laws of 2019,  are  amended  to  read  as
 follows:
   1.  A  person  commits a hate crime when he or she commits a specified
 offense and either:
   (a) intentionally selects the  person  against  whom  the  offense  is
 committed  or  intended  to be committed in whole or in substantial part
 because of a  belief  or  perception  regarding  the  (I)  race,  color,
 national  origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, reli-
 gion, religious practice, age, disability or  sexual  orientation  of  a
 person  OR  (II)  BECAUSE  OF  ACTUAL  OR  PERCEIVED EMPLOYMENT AS A LAW
 ENFORCEMENT OFFICER, A FIREFIGHTER  OR  AS  EMERGENCY  MEDICAL  SERVICES
 PERSONNEL, regardless of whether the belief or perception is correct, or
   (b)  intentionally commits the act or acts constituting the offense in
 whole or in substantial part because of a belief or perception regarding
 the (I) race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender  identity
 or  expression,  religion, religious practice, age, disability or sexual
 orientation of a person OR (II) BECAUSE OF ACTUAL OR  PERCEIVED  EMPLOY-
 MENT AS A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER, A FIREFIGHTER OR AS EMERGENCY MEDICAL
 SERVICES  PERSONNEL,  regardless  of whether the belief or perception is
 correct.

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD03959-01-1

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