senate Bill S6685

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes the crime of committing an offense while impersonating a police officer or peace officer when he or she commits a specified offense and pretends to be a police or peace officer

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May 12, 2021 referred to codes

S6685 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §190.28, amd §70.25, Pen L

S6685 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the crime of committing an offense while impersonating a police officer or peace officer when he or she commits a specified offense and during the course of such specified offense either pretends to be a police or peace officer; establishes the criminal sanction for committing such a crime depends on the specified offense that was being committed.

S6685 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6685 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6685
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               May 12, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  GRIFFO -- 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  creating  the  crime  of
   committing  an  offense  while impersonating a police officer or peace
   officer

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 190.28 to
 read as follows:
 § 190.28 COMMITTING AN OFFENSE WHILE IMPERSONATING A POLICE  OFFICER  OR
             PEACE OFFICER.
   1.  A  PERSON IS GUILTY OF COMMITTING AN OFFENSE WHILE IMPERSONATING A
 POLICE OFFICER OR PEACE OFFICER WHEN  HE  OR  SHE  COMMITS  A  SPECIFIED
 OFFENSE AND DURING THE COURSE OF SUCH SPECIFIED OFFENSE EITHER:
   (A)  PRETENDS  TO  BE  A  POLICE OFFICER OR PEACE OFFICER, OR WEARS OR
 DISPLAYS WITHOUT AUTHORITY, ANY UNIFORM,  BADGE  OR  OTHER  INSIGNIA  OR
 FACSIMILE  THEREOF,  BY  WHICH  SUCH  POLICE OFFICER OR PEACE OFFICER IS
 LAWFULLY DISTINGUISHED OR EXPRESSES BY HIS OR HER WORDS OR ACTIONS  THAT
 HE OR SHE IS ACTING WITH THE APPROVAL OR AUTHORITY OF ANY POLICE DEPART-
 MENT OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY; OR
   (B) WITHOUT AUTHORITY TO DISPLAY ON A MOTOR VEHICLE LIGHTS OR MARKINGS
 BY WHICH A MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATED BY A POLICE DEPARTMENT OR LAW ENFORCE-
 MENT AGENCY IS IDENTIFIED, DISPLAYS SUCH LIGHTS OR MARKINGS; OR DISPLAYS
 UPON  A MOTOR VEHICLE A RED LIGHT, WHETHER CONTINUOUS OR FLASHING, VISI-
 BLE FROM THE FRONT OF SUCH VEHICLE.
   2. FOR THE PURPOSES OF  THIS  SECTION  A  "SPECIFIED  OFFENSE"  IS  AN
 OFFENSE  DEFINED  BY  ANY  OF  THE FOLLOWING PROVISIONS OF THIS CHAPTER:
 SECTION 100.00 (CRIMINAL SOLICITATION  IN  THE  FIFTH  DEGREE);  SECTION
 100.05  (CRIMINAL  SOLICITATION  IN  THE  FOURTH DEGREE); SECTION 100.08
 (CRIMINAL SOLICITATION IN THE THIRD DEGREE);  SECTION  100.10  (CRIMINAL
 SOLICITATION  IN  THE SECOND DEGREE); SECTION 100.13 (CRIMINAL SOLICITA-
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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