senate Bill S8176

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Makes life imprisonment without parole mandatory for defendants convicted of murder in the first degree or second degree and the victim is a police officer, peace officer, first responder or correctional officer

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Jan 31, 2022 referred to codes

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S8176 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8682
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§60.06, 70.00 & 125.25, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2023-2024 Legislative Session:
S408

S8176 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Makes life imprisonment without parole mandatory for defendants convicted of murder in the first degree or second degree and the victim is a police officer, peace officer, first responder or correctional officer.

S8176 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8176 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8176
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 31, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. GALLIVAN -- 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 making  life  imprisonment
   without  parole  mandatory  for  defendants convicted of murder in the
   first degree or second degree and the  victim  is  a  police  officer,
   peace officer, first responder or correctional officer

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 60.06 of the penal law, as amended by  chapter  482
 of the laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows:
 § 60.06 Authorized  disposition;  murder  in the first degree offenders;
           aggravated murder offenders;  certain  murder  in  the  second
           degree   offenders;   certain  terrorism  offenders;  criminal
           possession of a chemical weapon or  biological  weapon  offen-
           ders;  criminal  use of a chemical weapon or biological weapon
           offenders.
   When a defendant is convicted of murder in the first degree as defined
 in section 125.27 of this chapter, the court shall, in  accordance  with
 the provisions of section 400.27 of the criminal procedure law, sentence
 the  defendant  to death, to life imprisonment without parole in accord-
 ance with subdivision five of section 70.00 of this title, or, EXCEPT AS
 PROVIDED IN SUBDIVISION FIVE OF SECTION 70.00 OF THIS TITLE, to  a  term
 of  imprisonment  for  a  class A-I felony other than a sentence of life
 imprisonment without parole, in accordance with subdivisions one through
 three of section 70.00 of this title. When  a  person  is  convicted  of
 murder  in  the  second degree as defined in subdivision five of section
 125.25 of this chapter or of the crime of aggravated murder  as  defined
 in  subdivision  one  of section 125.26 of this chapter, the court shall
 sentence the defendant to life imprisonment without parole in accordance
 with subdivision five of section 70.00 of this title. When  a  defendant
 is  convicted  of the crime of terrorism as defined in section 490.25 of
 this chapter, and the specified offense the  defendant  committed  is  a
 class  A-I felony offense, or when a defendant is convicted of the crime
 of criminal possession of a chemical weapon or biological weapon in  the
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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