assembly Bill A8650

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes the crimes of harassment of a law enforcement officer or a member of the officer's family in the first degree and second degree

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Jan 10, 2022 referred to codes

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A8650 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7050
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§240.27 & 240.28, Pen L

A8650 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the crimes of harassment of a law enforcement officer or a member of the officer's family in the first degree and second degree.

A8650 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8650
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 10, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  TANNOUSIS  --  read once and referred to the
   Committee on Codes
 
 AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to establishing the crimes of
   harassment of a law enforcement officer or a member of  the  officer's
   family in the first degree and second degree
 
   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 two new sections  240.27
 and 240.28 to read as follows:
 §  240.27  HARASSMENT  OF  A  LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER OR A MEMBER OF THE
            OFFICER'S FAMILY IN THE FIRST DEGREE.
   1. A PERSON IS GUILTY OF HARASSMENT OF A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER OR  A
 MEMBER  OF THE OFFICER'S FAMILY IN THE FIRST DEGREE WHEN, WITH INTENT TO
 HARASS, ANNOY, THREATEN OR ALARM A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER OR  A  MEMBER
 OF  A  LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER'S SAME FAMILY OR HOUSEHOLD, AS DEFINED IN
 SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION 530.11 OF THE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE LAW, BECAUSE
 OF A BELIEF OR PERCEPTION  REGARDING  SUCH  PERSON'S  STATUS  AS  A  LAW
 ENFORCEMENT  OFFICER  OR  A  MEMBER  OF A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER'S SAME
 FAMILY OR HOUSEHOLD, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE BELIEF OR  PERCEPTION  IS
 CORRECT, HE OR SHE:
   (A)  COMMUNICATES, ANONYMOUSLY OR OTHERWISE, BY TELEPHONE, BY COMPUTER
 OR ANY OTHER ELECTRONIC MEANS, OR BY MAIL  OR  ELECTRONIC  MAIL,  OR  BY
 TRANSMITTING  OR DELIVERING ANY OTHER FORM OF COMMUNICATION, A THREAT TO
 CAUSE PHYSICAL HARM TO, OR  UNLAWFUL  HARM  TO  THE  PROPERTY  OF,  SUCH
 PERSON, OR A MEMBER OF SUCH PERSON'S SAME FAMILY OR HOUSEHOLD AS DEFINED
 IN  SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION 530.11 OF THE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE LAW, AND
 THE ACTOR KNOWS OR REASONABLY SHOULD KNOW THAT SUCH  COMMUNICATION  WILL
 CAUSE  SUCH  PERSON  TO  REASONABLY  FEAR HARM TO SUCH PERSON'S PHYSICAL
 SAFETY OR PROPERTY, OR TO THE PHYSICAL SAFETY OR PROPERTY OF A MEMBER OF
 SUCH PERSON'S SAME FAMILY OR HOUSEHOLD; OR
   (B) CAUSES A COMMUNICATION TO BE INITIATED ANONYMOUSLY  OR  OTHERWISE,
 BY  TELEPHONE,  BY COMPUTER OR ANY OTHER ELECTRONIC MEANS, OR BY MAIL OR
 ELECTRONIC MAIL, OR BY TRANSMITTING OR  DELIVERING  ANY  OTHER  FORM  OF
 COMMUNICATION,  A  THREAT TO CAUSE PHYSICAL HARM TO, OR UNLAWFUL HARM TO
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.