|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 10, 2021||committed to rules|
|May 05, 2021||advanced to third reading|
|May 04, 2021||2nd report cal.|
|May 03, 2021||1st report cal.860|
|Jan 06, 2021||referred to codes|
senate Bill S621
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S621 (ACTIVE) - Details
S621 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S621 SPONSOR: SANDERS TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to crimes involving the death or injury of a worker PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill seeks to protect workers from "supervisors" that negligently fail to comply with safety protocols by amending the penal code to created new offenses and substantially increasing the fines that can be imposed upon a corporate defendant convicted of certain crimes. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: -Section one entitles this act as "Carlos' Law." -Section two amends paragraph (c) of subdivision 2 of section 20.20 of the penal law regarding corporate criminal liability.
S621 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 621 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 6, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SANDERS -- 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 crimes involving the death or injury of a worker THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as "Carlos' law". § 2. Paragraph (c) of subdivision 2 of section 20.20 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 671 of the laws of 1986, is amended to read as follows: (c) The conduct constituting the offense is engaged in by an agent of the corporation while acting within the scope of his employment and in behalf of the corporation, and the offense is (i) a misdemeanor or a violation, (ii) one defined by a statute which clearly indicates a legislative intent to impose such criminal liability on a corporation, [or] (iii) any offense set forth in title twenty-seven of article seven- ty-one of the environmental conservation law, OR (IV) AN OFFENSE SET FORTH IN SECTION 120.05, 120.10, 122.05, 122.10, 122.15, 125.10, 125.11, 125.15, 125.20, 125.21, 125.22, 125.25, 125.26 OR 125.27 OF THIS CHAPTER. § 3. Subdivision 5 of section 60.27 of the penal law is amended by adding a new paragraph (c) to read as follows: (C) IF AN EMPLOYER, PERSON ACTING IN A SUPERVISORY ROLE ON BEHALF OF AN EMPLOYER, OR AS AN AGENT, WITH DELEGATED POWER, OF A PERSON IN A POSITION OF AUTHORITY AND RESPONSIBILITY IS CONVICTED OF VIOLATING SECTION 122.10 OR 122.15 OF THIS CHAPTER, THE COURT MAY ORDER RESTITU- TION OR REPARATION IN EXCESS OF THE AMOUNTS SPECIFIED IN PARAGRAPHS (A) AND (B) OF THIS SUBDIVISION. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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