senate Bill S842

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Modifies the offense of forcible touching by removing the element of the actor's intent

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 10, 2021 committed to rules
Mar 24, 2021 advanced to third reading
Mar 23, 2021 2nd report cal.
Mar 22, 2021 1st report cal.605
Jan 06, 2021 referred to codes

Votes

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Mar 22, 2021 - Codes committee Vote

S842
9
0
committee
9
Aye
0
Nay
4
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Codes Committee Vote: Mar 22, 2021

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S842 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A208
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §130.52, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A8751
2019-2020: S7090, A104

S842 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Modifies the offense of forcible touching by removing the element of the actor's intent, including the intent to degrade or abuse another person.

S842 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S842 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    842
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  BIAGGI,  GOUNARDES,  SEPULVEDA  -- 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 modifying the offense of
   "forcible touching" to "unwanted touching"  and  by  removing  certain
   elements of the actor's intent
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 130.52 of the penal law, as amended by chapter  264
 of  the laws of 2003, the opening paragraph and subdivision 1 as amended
 and subdivision 2 as added by chapter  250  of  the  laws  of  2015,  is
 amended to read as follows:
 § 130.52 [Forcible] UNWANTED touching.
   A  person  is  guilty of [forcible] UNWANTED touching when such person
 intentionally, and for no legitimate purpose:
   1. [forcibly] touches the sexual or other intimate  parts  of  another
 person  [for the purpose of degrading or abusing such person, or for the
 purpose of gratifying the actor's sexual desire]  WITHOUT  THE  LATTER'S
 CONSENT; or
   2. subjects another person to sexual contact [for the purpose of grat-
 ifying  the  actor's  sexual  desire and with intent to degrade or abuse
 such other person] WITHOUT THE LATTER'S CONSENT while such other  person
 is  a  passenger  on a bus, train, or subway car operated by any transit
 agency, authority or company, public  or  private,  whose  operation  is
 authorized by New York state or any of its political subdivisions.
   For  the  purposes  of  this  section,  [forcible]  UNWANTED  touching
 includes BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO squeezing, grabbing, RUBBING or pinching.
   [Forcible] UNWANTED touching is a class A misdemeanor.
   § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
 it shall have become a law.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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