senate Bill S2150

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to penalties for promotion of a suicide attempt

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Jan 20, 2021 referred to codes

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S2150 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5249
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§120.30 & 125.15, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S8541, A10874
2019-2020: S1294, A6509

S2150 (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.

S2150 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2150 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2150
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 20, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. 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 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

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