senate Bill S6231

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to resisting arrest

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to codes
Apr 16, 2021 referred to codes


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S6231 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §205.30, Pen L; amd §150.20, CP L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:

S6231 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to resisting arrest; reclassifies resisting arrest as a class E felony not eligible for release on an appearance ticket.

S6231 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6231 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                              April 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  and  the  criminal  procedure  law,  in
   relation to resisting arrest

   Section 1. The closing paragraph of section 205.30 of the  penal  law,
 as  amended  by  chapter  843 of the laws of 1980, is amended to read as
   Resisting arrest is a class [A misdemeanor] E FELONY.
   § 2. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 of section 150.20 of the  criminal
 procedure  law,  as  amended by section 1-a of part JJJ of chapter 59 of
 the laws of 2019, is amended to read as follows:
   (a) Whenever a police officer is authorized pursuant to section 140.10
 of this title to arrest a person without a warrant for an offense  other
 than  a  class  A,  B,  C  or D felony or a violation of section 130.25,
 130.40, 205.10, 205.17, 205.19, 205.30 or 215.56 of the  penal  law,  he
 shall,  except  as set out in paragraph (b) of this subdivision, subject
 to the provisions of subdivisions three and four of  section  150.40  of
 this  title,  instead  issue to and serve upon such person an appearance
   § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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