senate Bill S6570

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Mandates training or counseling in hate crime prevention and education for individuals convicted of hate

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Current Bill Status Via A1202 - Signed by Governor

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Nov 22, 2022 signed chap.624
Nov 21, 2022 delivered to governor
May 24, 2022 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1360
substituted for s6570
May 24, 2022 substituted by a1202
May 16, 2022 ordered to third reading cal.1360
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 05, 2022 referred to codes
May 06, 2021 referred to codes

S6570 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §485.10, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:

S6570 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes that in addition to other penalties, individuals convicted of hate crimes shall undergo mandatory training or counseling in hate crime prevention and education.

S6570 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6570 (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
                                May 6, 2021
 Introduced  by Sen. STAVISKY -- 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 mandated training or coun-
   seling  in  hate  crime  prevention  and  education  for   individuals
   convicted of hate crimes

   Section 1. Subdivision 5 of section 485.10 of the penal law, as  added
 by chapter 158 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
   5.  In addition to any of the dispositions authorized by this chapter,
 the court [may] SHALL require as part of the  sentence  imposed  upon  a
 person  convicted  of  a  hate  crime pursuant to this article, that the
 defendant complete a program, training  session  or  counseling  session
 directed  at hate crime prevention and education, where the court deter-
 mines such program, training session or counseling session is  appropri-
 ate,  available  and  was  developed or authorized by the court or local
 agencies in cooperation with organizations serving the affected communi-
   § 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.


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