|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 18, 2022||referred to codes|
senate Bill S7876
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Codes Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S7876 (ACTIVE) - Details
S7876 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7876 SPONSOR: SAVINO TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to increasing the offense classification for certain assault offenses regarding police officers and peace officers PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: * This legislation would increase the penalties of the following crimes by one degree: Second-degree assault, causing a peace or police officer physical injury, would become a class C felony; * assault on a peace officer, police officer, firefighter or EMS profes- sional, causing serious physical injury, would become a class B felony; and, * aggravated assault on a police or peace officer, causing serious phys- ical injury by means of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument, would become a class A felony.
S7876 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7876 I N S E N A T E January 18, 2022 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SAVINO -- 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 increasing the offense classification for certain assault offenses regarding police officers and peace officers 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 120.05-a to read as follows: § 120.05-A ASSAULT IN THE SECOND DEGREE ON A POLICE OFFICER OR PEACE OFFICER. A PERSON IS GUILTY OF ASSAULT IN THE SECOND DEGREE ON A POLICE OFFICER OR PEACE OFFICER WHEN WITH INTENT TO PREVENT A POLICE OFFICER, AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION THIRTY-FOUR OF SECTION 1.20 OF THE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE LAW, OR A PEACE OFFICER, AS DEFINED IN SECTION 2.10 OF THE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE LAW, FROM PERFORMING A LAWFUL DUTY, BY MEANS INCLUD- ING RELEASING OR FAILING TO CONTROL AN ANIMAL UNDER CIRCUMSTANCES EVINC- ING THE ACTOR'S INTENT THAT THE ANIMAL OBSTRUCT THE LAWFUL ACTIVITY OF SUCH POLICE OFFICER OR PEACE OFFICER, HE OR SHE CAUSES PHYSICAL INJURY TO SUCH POLICE OFFICER OR PEACE OFFICER. ASSAULT IN THE SECOND DEGREE ON A POLICE OFFICER OR PEACE OFFICER IS A CLASS C FELONY. § 2. Subdivision 3 of section 120.05 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 267 of the laws of 2016, is amended to read as follows: 3. With intent to prevent [a peace officer, a police officer,] prose- cutor as defined in subdivision thirty-one of section 1.20 of the crimi- nal procedure law, registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, public health sanitarian, New York city public health sanitarian, sanitation enforcement agent, New York city sanitation worker, a firefighter, including a firefighter acting as a paramedic or emergency medical tech- nician administering first aid in the course of performance of duty as such firefighter, an emergency medical service paramedic or emergency medical service technician, or medical or related personnel in a hospi- tal emergency department, a city marshal, a school crossing guard EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
Open Legislation is a forum for New York State legislation. All comments are subject to review and community moderation is encouraged.
Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity, hate or toxic speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Attempts to intimidate and silence contributors or deliberately deceive the public, including excessive or extraneous posting/posts, or coordinated activity, are prohibited and may result in the temporary or permanent banning of the user. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday. By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.