senate Bill S3459

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Makes life imprisonment without parole mandatory for defendants convicted of murder in the first degree and the victim is a police officer

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to codes
Jan 29, 2021 referred to codes

S3459 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9502
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§60.06 & 70.00, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S4409
2015-2016: S3208
2017-2018: S3681
2019-2020: S3077

S3459 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Makes life imprisonment without parole mandatory for defendants convicted of murder in the first degree and the victim is a police officer.

S3459 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3459 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   3459
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 29, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. ADDABBO -- 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 making  life  imprisonment
   without  parole  mandatory  for  defendants convicted of murder in the
   first degree and the victim is a police officer

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Section 60.06 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 482
 of the laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows:
 § 60.06 Authorized disposition; murder in the  first  degree  offenders;
           aggravated  murder  offenders;  certain  murder  in the second
           degree  offenders;  certain  terrorism   offenders;   criminal
           possession  of  a  chemical weapon or biological weapon offen-
           ders; criminal use of a chemical weapon or  biological  weapon
           offenders.
   When a defendant is convicted of murder in the first degree as defined
 in  section  125.27 of this chapter, the court shall, in accordance with
 the provisions of section 400.27 of the criminal procedure law, sentence
 the defendant to death, to life imprisonment without parole  in  accord-
 ance with subdivision five of section 70.00 of this title, or, EXCEPT AS
 PROVIDED  IN  SUBDIVISION FIVE OF SECTION 70.00 OF THIS TITLE, to a term
 of imprisonment for a class A-I felony other than  a  sentence  of  life
 imprisonment without parole, in accordance with subdivisions one through
 three  of  section  70.00  of  this title. When a person is convicted of
 murder in the second degree as defined in subdivision  five  of  section
 125.25  of  this chapter or of the crime of aggravated murder as defined
 in subdivision one of section 125.26 of this chapter,  the  court  shall
 sentence the defendant to life imprisonment without parole in accordance
 with  subdivision  five of section 70.00 of this title. When a defendant
 is convicted of the crime of terrorism as defined in section  490.25  of
 this  chapter,  and  the  specified offense the defendant committed is a
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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