senate Bill S6570

2021-2022 Legislative Session

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

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May 06, 2021 referred to codes

S6570 (ACTIVE) - Details

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Current Committee:
Senate Codes
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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