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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 05, 2022||referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs|
|Feb 01, 2021||referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs|
senate Bill S3994
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S3994 (ACTIVE) - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- 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:
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
BILL NUMBER: S3994 SPONSOR: REICHLIN-MELNICK TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to acts of domestic terrorism PURPOSE: To expand the definitions of act of terror and the crime of terrorism. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one amends subdivision 1 of § 490.05 of the penal law to expand the definition of an "act of terrorism." Pursuant to this bill, an act of terrorism would now include the knowing, unlawful discharge of a firearm or use of a knife with the intent to cause physical harm or death to another because of a belief or perception related to the victims race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, religion, religious practice, age, disability or sexual orientation. Damage to private or public property related to such
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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