senate Bill S7451

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Increases the penalties for certain crimes involving tampering with a witness or intimidating a victim or witness

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to codes
Oct 20, 2021 referred to rules

S7451 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§215.11, 215.12, 215.15, 215.16 & 70.02, Pen L

S7451 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Increases the penalties for certain crimes involving tampering with a witness or intimidating a victim or witness; increases the penalty for tampering with a witness in the third degree and intimidating a victim or witness in the third degree to class D felonies; increases the penalty for tampering with a witness in the second degree and intimidating a victim or witness in the second degree to class C felonies.

S7451 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7451 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7451
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             October 20, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  SERINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 
 AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to increasing  the  penalties
   for  certain crimes involving tampering with a witness or intimidating
   a victim or witness

   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 215.11 of the penal law,
 as added by chapter 664 of the laws of  1982,  is  amended  to  read  as
 follows:
   Tampering with a witness in the third degree is a class [E] D felony.
   §  2.  The  closing  paragraph  of section 215.12 of the penal law, as
 added by chapter 664 of the laws of 1982, is amended to read as follows:
   Tampering with a witness in the second degree is a class [D] C felony.
   § 3. The closing paragraph of section 215.15  of  the  penal  law,  as
 added by chapter 667 of the laws of 1985, is amended to read as follows:
   Intimidating  a victim or witness in the third degree is a class [E] D
 felony.
   § 4. The closing paragraph of section 215.16  of  the  penal  law,  as
 added by chapter 667 of the laws of 1985, is amended to read as follows:
   Intimidating a victim or witness in the second degree is a class [D] C
 felony.
   §  5.  Paragraphs (b) and (c) of subdivision 1 of section 70.02 of the
 penal law, paragraph (b) as amended by chapter 94 of the  laws  of  2020
 and  paragraph  (c)  as  amended by chapter 134 of the laws of 2019, are
 amended to read as follows:
   (b) Class C violent felony offenses: an attempt to commit any  of  the
 class  B felonies set forth in paragraph (a) of this subdivision; aggra-
 vated criminally negligent homicide as defined in section 125.11, aggra-
 vated manslaughter in the second degree as defined  in  section  125.21,
 aggravated  sexual  abuse  in  the  second  degree as defined in section

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD13423-02-1

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