senate Bill S1715

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes the crime of making a terroristic threat against a police officer

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs Committee


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Jan 05, 2022 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
Jan 14, 2021 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs

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S1715 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9157
Current Committee:
Senate Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §490.21, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S5349
2017-2018: S1984
2019-2020: S605

S1715 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the crime of making a terroristic threat against a police officer; makes such crime a class C felony.

S1715 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1715 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1715
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 14, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. GALLIVAN, AKSHAR, HELMING, O'MARA -- read twice and
   ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
   Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs
 
 AN  ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to establishing the crime of
   making a terroristic threat against a police officer

   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 490.21 to
 read as follows:
 § 490.21 MAKING A TERRORISTIC THREAT AGAINST A POLICE OFFICER.
   1. A PERSON IS GUILTY OF MAKING A TERRORISTIC THREAT AGAINST A  POLICE
 OFFICER  WHEN WITH INTENT TO INTIMIDATE OR COERCE A CIVILIAN POPULATION,
 INFLUENCE THE POLICY OF A UNIT OF GOVERNMENT BY  INTIMIDATION  OR  COER-
 CION,  OR AFFECT THE CONDUCT OF A UNIT OF GOVERNMENT BY MURDER, ASSASSI-
 NATION OR KIDNAPPING, HE OR SHE THREATENS  TO  COMMIT  OR  CAUSE  TO  BE
 COMMITTED A SPECIFIED OFFENSE AGAINST A POLICE OFFICER AND THEREBY CAUS-
 ES  A  REASONABLE EXPECTATION OR FEAR OF THE IMMINENT COMMISSION OF SUCH
 OFFENSE AGAINST A POLICE OFFICER.
   2. IT SHALL BE NO DEFENSE TO A PROSECUTION PURSUANT  TO  THIS  SECTION
 THAT  THE  DEFENDANT DID NOT HAVE THE INTENT OR CAPABILITY OF COMMITTING
 THE SPECIFIED OFFENSE OR THAT THE THREAT WAS NOT MADE TO  A  PERSON  WHO
 WAS A SUBJECT THEREOF.
   MAKING  A  TERRORISTIC  THREAT  AGAINST  A POLICE OFFICER IS A CLASS C
 FELONY.
   § 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
 ing the date on which it shall have become a law.
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD04079-01-1


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