senate Bill S5680

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to arson in the first degree

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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.610
Mar 16, 2021 referred to codes

Votes

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Mar 22, 2021 - Codes committee Vote

S5680
11
0
committee
11
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Codes Committee Vote: Mar 22, 2021

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S5680 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6793
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §150.20, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S503, A5917
2011-2012: S2950, A5474, A10424
2013-2014: S4162, A6184
2015-2016: S3480, A9681
2017-2018: S2616, A3161
2019-2020: S396, A7175

S5680 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a person is guilty of arson in the first degree when he intentionally damages a building or motor vehicle by causing an explosion or a fire and when such explosion or fire is accelerated by use of ignitable liquid or flammable gas.

S5680 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5680 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5680
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              March 16, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- 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 arson in the first degree
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section  1. Section 150.20 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 950
 of the laws of 1984, is amended to read as follows:
 § 150.20 Arson in the first degree.
   1. A person is guilty of arson in the  first  degree  when  he  inten-
 tionally  damages a building or motor vehicle by causing an explosion or
 a fire and when (a) such explosion or fire is caused by  OR  ACCELERATED
 BY  USE  OF  IGNITABLE  LIQUID  OR FLAMMABLE GAS OR an incendiary device
 propelled, thrown [or], placed OR  OTHERWISE  DISPERSED  OR  DISTRIBUTED
 inside or near such building or motor vehicle; or when such explosion or
 fire  is  caused  by an explosive; or when such explosion or fire either
 (i) causes serious physical  injury  to  another  person  other  than  a
 participant,  or (ii) the explosion or fire was caused with the expecta-
 tion or receipt of financial advantage or pecuniary profit by the actor;
 and when (b) another person who is not a participant  in  the  crime  is
 present  in  such  building  or  motor  vehicle at the time; and (c) the
 defendant knows that fact or the circumstances are such as to render the
 presence of such person therein a reasonable possibility.
   2. As used in this section, "incendiary  device"  means  a  [breakable
 container]   DEVICE   designed   to  [explode  or]  produce  uncontained
 combustion [upon impact, containing flammable liquid and having  a  wick
 or  a  similar  device  capable of being ignited] OR USED AS A SOURCE OF
 IGNITION.
   Arson in the first degree is a class A-I felony.
   § 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day  after  it  shall
 have become a law.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD01878-01-1

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