Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 18, 2023||
referred to codes
Senate Bill S7203
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Codes Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2023-S7203 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-S7203 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7203 SPONSOR: ROLISON TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to enacting "Laree's law" PURPOSE: Establishes the crime of homicide by sale of an opiate controlled substance. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill provides that the short title of this act shall be 1.411t" Section 2 adds a new subdivision 21 to Section 220.00 of the penal law provides the definition of an opiate controlled substance, Section 3 adds a new section 125.24 to the penal law establishing the Crime of homicide by sale of an opiate controlled substance and making
2023-S7203 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7203 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E May 18, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sens. ROLISON, WEBER -- 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 enacting "Laree's law" THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as "Laree's law". § 2. Section 220.00 of the penal law is amended by adding a new subdi- vision 21 to read as follows: 21. "OPIATE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE" MEANS ANY SUBSTANCE LISTED IN SCHED- ULE I, II, III, IV OR V OF SECTION THIRTY-THREE HUNDRED SIX OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW THAT IS CLASSIFIED AS EITHER AN OPIATE OR OPIUM DERIV- ATIVE UNDER SUCH LAW. § 3. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 125.24 to read as follows: § 125.24 HOMICIDE BY SALE OF AN OPIATE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE. A PERSON IS GUILTY OF HOMICIDE BY SALE OF AN OPIATE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE WHEN HE OR SHE UNLAWFULLY TRANSPORTS BY IMPORTING INTO THE STATE OR TRANSPORTING WITHIN THE STATE FROM ONE COUNTY INTO ANOTHER, OR UNLAWFULLY SELLS AS DEFINED BY SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION 220.00 OF THIS CHAPTER, AN OPIATE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE AS DEFINED BY SUBDIVISION TWEN- TY-ONE OF SECTION 220.00 OF THIS CHAPTER, AND SUCH OPIATE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE CAUSES THE DEATH OF ANOTHER PERSON. IT SHALL BE A DEFENSE TO HOMICIDE BY SALE OF AN OPIATE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE THAT THE DEFENDANT JOINTLY AND SIMULTANEOUSLY ACQUIRED AND POSSESSED SUCH OPIATE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE FOR JOINT USE WITH THE DECEASED, WITH THE INTENT TO JOINTLY INJECT, INHALE OR OTHERWISE INGEST SUCH OPIATE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE. HOMICIDE BY SALE OF AN OPIATE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE IS A CLASS A-I FELONY. § 4. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall have become a law. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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