senate Bill S2561

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the classification of certain crimes relating to assaults on police officers

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Jan 21, 2021 referred to codes

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S2561 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6575
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§120.05, 120.08 & 120.11, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8923

S2561 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the classification of certain crimes relating to assaults on police officers; increases such classifications by one level.

S2561 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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