senate Bill S3994

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to acts of domestic terrorism

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs Committee


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Jan 05, 2022 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
Feb 01, 2021 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs

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S3994 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6580
Current Committee:
Senate Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§490.05 & 490.25, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S7277

S3994 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Expands the definition of acts of terror to include those committed against individuals or private or public property based on a belief or perception regarding race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, religion, religious practice, age, disability or sexual orientation associated with such.

S3994 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3994 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   3994
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 1, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. REICHLIN-MELNICK -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and when printed to be committed to the Committee on  Veterans,  Home-
   land Security and Military Affairs
 
 AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to acts of domestic terrorism
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 490.05 of the penal law, as  added
 by chapter 300 of the laws of 2001, is amended to read as follows:
   1. "Act of terrorism":
   (a)  for purposes of this article means: (I) an act or acts constitut-
 ing a specified offense as defined in subdivision three of this  section
 for which a person may be convicted in the criminal courts of this state
 pursuant  to  article twenty of the criminal procedure law, or an act or
 acts constituting an offense in any other jurisdiction within or outside
 the territorial boundaries of the United States which  contains  all  of
 the essential elements of a specified offense, that is intended to:
   [(i)] (A) intimidate or coerce a civilian population;
   [(ii)]  (B)  influence  the  policy  of a unit of government by intim-
 idation or coercion; or
   [(iii)] (C) affect the conduct of a  unit  of  government  by  murder,
 assassination or kidnapping; or
   (II)  THE  KNOWING,  UNLAWFUL DISCHARGE OF A FIREARM OR USE OF A KNIFE
 WITH THE INTENT TO CAUSE PHYSICAL HARM OR DEATH  TO  ANOTHER  PERSON  OR
 PERSONS  IN  WHOLE OR IN SUBSTANTIAL PART BECAUSE OF A BELIEF OR PERCEP-
 TION REGARDING THE  RACE,  COLOR,  NATIONAL  ORIGIN,  ANCESTRY,  GENDER,
 GENDER  IDENTITY OR EXPRESSION, RELIGION, RELIGIOUS PRACTICE, AGE, DISA-
 BILITY OR SEXUAL ORIENTATION OF SUCH PERSON OR  PERSONS,  OR  DAMAGE  TO
 PRIVATE  OR  PUBLIC  PROPERTY ASSOCIATED IN WHOLE OR IN SUBSTANTIAL PART
 WITH SUCH BELIEFS OR PERCEPTIONS:
   (A) WITHIN A DISTANCE OF ONE THOUSAND  FEET  FROM  THE  GROUNDS  OF  A
 PUBLIC, PAROCHIAL OR PRIVATE SCHOOL; OR
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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