assembly Bill A255A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to individuals engaged in prostitution who are victims of or witnesses to a crime

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 ordered to third reading cal.15
Mar 11, 2021 advanced to third reading cal.155
Mar 09, 2021 reported
Feb 08, 2021 print number 255a
Feb 08, 2021 amend and recommit to codes
Jan 06, 2021 referred to codes

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A255 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2233
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §230.45, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A8869, S8927

A255 - Summary

Provides immunity from prosecution for certain individuals engaged in prostitution who are victims of or witnesses to a crime and who report such crime or assist in the investigation or prosecution.

A255 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    255
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  GOTTFRIED, SEAWRIGHT, SAYEGH, BARRON, SIMON,
   STECK, QUART, PAULIN -- read once and referred  to  the  Committee  on
   Codes
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the penal law, in relation to individuals engaged in
   prostitution who are victims of or witnesses to a crime

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 230.45 to
 read as follows:
 § 230.45 IMMUNITY FROM PROSECUTION.
   THIS SECTION APPLIES WHERE A PERSON IS THE VICTIM OF OR A WITNESS TO A
 CRIME (INCLUDING AN INDIVIDUAL WHO BECOMES AWARE THAT ANOTHER PERSON  IS
 A  VICTIM  OF A CRIME), AND HAS ENGAGED OR IS ALLEGED TO HAVE ENGAGED IN
 AN ACT PROHIBITED UNDER SECTION 230.00, 230.03, OR 240.37 OF THIS  CHAP-
 TER  AT  OR  IN  REASONABLE  PROXIMITY TO THE TIME OF THE CRIME OR UNDER
 CIRCUMSTANCES REASONABLY RELATED TO THE CRIME, AND, IN GOOD  FAITH,  (A)
 REPORTS  THE  CRIME  TO  A CRIMINAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY, (B) SEEKS OR
 RECEIVES HEALTH CARE SERVICES AS A RESULT OF THE CRIME, OR  (C)  ASSISTS
 OR  ATTEMPTS TO ASSIST IN THE INVESTIGATION OR PROSECUTION OF THE CRIME.
 NO SUCH VICTIM OR WITNESS TO THE CRIME SHALL BE  CHARGED  OR  PROSECUTED
 FOR THE OFFENSE UNDER SECTION 230.00, 230.03, OR 240.37 OF THIS CHAPTER.
 AS  USED  IN  THIS SECTION, "CRIME" SHALL INCLUDE AN ACT THAT REASONABLY
 APPEARS TO BE A CRIME, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER IT RESULTS IN A  CONVICTION
 AS A CRIME.
   §  2.  This  act  shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall
 have become a law, and shall apply to  any  prosecution  pending  on  or
 after the time it shall take effect.
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD00486-01-1

Co-Sponsors

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A255A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2233
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §230.45, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A8869, S8927

A255A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides immunity from prosecution for certain individuals engaged in prostitution who are victims of or witnesses to a crime and who report such crime or assist in the investigation or prosecution.

A255A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  255--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  GOTTFRIED, SEAWRIGHT, SAYEGH, BARRON, SIMON,
   STECK, QUART, PAULIN, GALLAGHER --  read  once  and  referred  to  the
   Committee  on  Codes  --  committee  discharged, bill amended, ordered
   reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

 AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation  to  individuals  engaged  in
   prostitution who are victims of or witnesses to a crime
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 230.45  to
 read as follows:
 § 230.45 IMMUNITY FROM PROSECUTION.
   THIS SECTION APPLIES WHERE A PERSON IS THE VICTIM OF OR A WITNESS TO A
 CRIME  (INCLUDING AN INDIVIDUAL WHO BECOMES AWARE THAT ANOTHER PERSON IS
 A VICTIM OF A CRIME), AND HAS ENGAGED OR IS ALLEGED TO HAVE  ENGAGED  IN
 AN  ACT PROHIBITED UNDER SECTION 230.00, 230.03, OR 230.40 OF THIS CHAP-
 TER AT OR IN REASONABLE PROXIMITY TO THE TIME  OF  THE  CRIME  OR  UNDER
 CIRCUMSTANCES  REASONABLY  RELATED TO THE CRIME, AND, IN GOOD FAITH, (A)
 REPORTS THE CRIME TO A CRIMINAL LAW ENFORCEMENT  AGENCY,  (B)  SEEKS  OR
 RECEIVES  HEALTH  CARE SERVICES AS A RESULT OF THE CRIME, OR (C) ASSISTS
 OR ATTEMPTS TO ASSIST IN THE INVESTIGATION OR PROSECUTION OF THE  CRIME.
 NO  SUCH  VICTIM  OR WITNESS TO THE CRIME SHALL BE CHARGED OR PROSECUTED
 FOR THE OFFENSE UNDER SECTION 230.00, 230.03, OR 230.40 OF THIS CHAPTER.
 AS USED IN THIS SECTION, "CRIME" SHALL INCLUDE AN  ACT  THAT  REASONABLY
 APPEARS  TO BE A CRIME, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER IT RESULTS IN A CONVICTION
 AS A CRIME.
   § 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth  day  after  it  shall
 have  become  a  law,  and  shall apply to any prosecution pending on or
 after the time it shall take effect.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD00486-02-1