|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 12, 2021||referred to codes|
senate Bill S6685
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Codes Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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
BILL NUMBER: S6685 SPONSOR: GRIFFO TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE: To deter people from committing crimes while impersonating a police officer by elevating the level of specified offenses committed while impersonating a police officer. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Modeled after the Hate Crimes Act, Section 1 prohibits committing a specified offense while impersonating a police officer or peace officer, either by, without authority: displaying a uniform, badge, or insignia; expressly claiming to be a police officer or peace officer; displaying a
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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