Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 11, 2024
referred to codes
Senate Bill S8181
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-S8181 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-S8181 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Provides that a person may be charged with promoting a suicide or manslaughter if he or she is convicted of endangering the welfare of a vulnerable elderly person, an incompetent or physically disabled person and the conduct was the proximate cause of the victim's suicide.
2023-S8181 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8181 SPONSOR: ROLISON TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to penalties for promotion of a suicide attempt PURPOSE OF THE BILL: To increase penalties for endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person or a vulnerable elderly person when it significantly contributes to a victim's suicide attempt. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 of this bill amends section 120.3C of the Penal Law to add certain violations related to endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person or a vulnerable elderly person to the definition of promoting a suicide attempt when such conduct significant- ly contributes to the victim's suicide attempt. This charge is a class E felony,
2023-S8181 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8181 I N S E N A T E January 11, 2024 ___________ Introduced by Sen. ROLISON -- 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 penalties for promotion of a suicide attempt THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 120.30 of the penal law is amended to read as follows: § 120.30 Promoting a suicide attempt. A person is guilty of promoting a suicide attempt when: (A) he OR SHE intentionally causes or aids another person to attempt suicide; OR (B) HE OR SHE ENDANGERS THE WELFARE OF AN INCOMPETENT, A VULNERABLE ELDERLY PERSON OR A PHYSICALLY DISABLED PERSON AS SET FORTH IN SECTION 260.25, 260.32 OR 260.34 OF THIS CHAPTER AND SUCH CONDUCT SIGNIFICANTLY CONTRIBUTED TO THE VICTIM'S SUICIDE ATTEMPT. Promoting a suicide attempt is a class E felony. § 2. Section 125.15 of the penal law is amended to read as follows: § 125.15 Manslaughter in the second degree. A person is guilty of manslaughter in the second degree when: 1. He OR SHE recklessly causes the death of another person; or [3.] 2. He OR SHE intentionally causes or aids another person to commit suicide; 3. HE OR SHE ENDANGERS THE WELFARE OF AN INCOMPETENT, A VULNERABLE ELDERLY PERSON, OR A PHYSICALLY DISABLED PERSON AS SET FORTH IN SECTION 260.25, 260.32 OR 260.34 OF THIS CHAPTER AND SUCH CONDUCT SIGNIFICANTLY CONTRIBUTED TO THE VICTIM'S SUICIDE. Manslaughter in the second degree is a class C felony. § 3. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01443-01-3
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