senate Bill S7050

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes the crimes of harassment of a law enforcement officer or a member of the officer's family in the first degree and second degree

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May 26, 2021 referred to codes

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S7050 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§240.27 & 240.28, Pen L

S7050 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the crimes of harassment of a law enforcement officer or a member of the officer's family in the first degree and second degree.

S7050 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7050 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7050
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               May 26, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  TEDISCO,  AKSHAR,  BORRELLO,  GALLIVAN,  HELMING,
   MARTUCCI, OBERACKER, RITCHIE -- 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 establishing the crimes of
   harassment  of  a law enforcement officer or a member of the officer's
   family in the first degree and second degree
 
   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 two new sections 240.27
 and 240.28 to read as follows:
 § 240.27 HARASSMENT OF A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER  OR  A  MEMBER  OF  THE
            OFFICER'S FAMILY IN THE FIRST DEGREE.
   1.  A PERSON IS GUILTY OF HARASSMENT OF A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER OR A
 MEMBER OF THE OFFICER'S FAMILY IN THE FIRST DEGREE WHEN, WITH INTENT  TO
 HARASS,  ANNOY,  THREATEN OR ALARM A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER OR A MEMBER
 OF A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER'S SAME FAMILY OR HOUSEHOLD, AS  DEFINED  IN
 SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION 530.11 OF THE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE LAW, BECAUSE
 OF  A  BELIEF  OR  PERCEPTION  REGARDING  SUCH  PERSON'S STATUS AS A LAW
 ENFORCEMENT OFFICER OR A MEMBER OF  A  LAW  ENFORCEMENT  OFFICER'S  SAME
 FAMILY  OR  HOUSEHOLD, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE BELIEF OR PERCEPTION IS
 CORRECT, HE OR SHE:
   (A) COMMUNICATES, ANONYMOUSLY OR OTHERWISE, BY TELEPHONE, BY  COMPUTER
 OR  ANY  OTHER  ELECTRONIC  MEANS,  OR BY MAIL OR ELECTRONIC MAIL, OR BY
 TRANSMITTING OR DELIVERING ANY OTHER FORM OF COMMUNICATION, A THREAT  TO
 CAUSE  PHYSICAL  HARM  TO,  OR  UNLAWFUL  HARM  TO THE PROPERTY OF, SUCH
 PERSON, OR A MEMBER OF SUCH PERSON'S SAME FAMILY OR HOUSEHOLD AS DEFINED
 IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION 530.11 OF THE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE LAW,  AND
 THE  ACTOR  KNOWS OR REASONABLY SHOULD KNOW THAT SUCH COMMUNICATION WILL
 CAUSE SUCH PERSON TO REASONABLY FEAR  HARM  TO  SUCH  PERSON'S  PHYSICAL
 SAFETY OR PROPERTY, OR TO THE PHYSICAL SAFETY OR PROPERTY OF A MEMBER OF
 SUCH PERSON'S SAME FAMILY OR HOUSEHOLD; OR
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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