|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 21, 2021||referred to codes|
senate Bill S2561
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Codes Committee
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- Passed Senate
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S2561 (ACTIVE) - Details
S2561 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S2561 SPONSOR: JORDAN TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to the classification of certain crimes relating to assaults on police officers SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends provisions of the penal law relating to assault in the second degree, providing that assault in the second degree - normally a class D felony - is a class C felony when committed against a police officer, peace officer, firefighter, or several other types of first responders. Section 2 amends the penal law to provide that assault on a police offi- cer, firefighter, or EMS professional is a class B felony. Section 3 amends the penal law to provide that aggravated assault on a police officer or peace officer is a class A felony.
S2561 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2561 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 21, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sens. JORDAN, AKSHAR, BORRELLO, BOYLE, GALLIVAN, GRIFFO, HELMING, 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 the classification of certain crimes relating to assaults on police officers THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The closing paragraph of section 120.05 of the penal law is amended to read as follows: Assault in the second degree is a class D felony; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, ASSAULT IN THE SECOND DEGREE AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION THREE OF THIS SECTION IS A CLASS C FELONY. § 2. The closing paragraph of section 120.08 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 476 of the laws of 2018, is amended to read as follows: Assault on a peace officer, police officer, firefighter or emergency medical services professional is a class [C] B felony. § 3. The closing paragraph of section 120.11 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 283 of the laws of 1993, is amended to read as follows: Aggravated assault upon a police officer or a peace officer is a class [B] A felony. § 4. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD00848-01-1
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