Senate Bill S8337

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Increases the maximum sentence of imprisonment for certain misdemeanors to one year; repealer

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Codes Committee


  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2023-S8337 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8280
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §70.15 sub 1-a, amd §70.15, Pen L

2023-S8337 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Increases the maximum sentence of imprisonment for certain misdemeanors to one year.

2023-S8337 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2023-S8337 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8337
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 18, 2024
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. BORRELLO -- 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  maximum
   sentence  of imprisonment for certain misdemeanors to one year; and to
   repeal certain provisions of such law relating thereto
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.    Subdivision  1-a  of  section 70.15 of the penal law is
 REPEALED.
   § 2. Subdivisions 1 and 3 of  section  70.15  of  the  penal  law,  as
 amended  by  section 1 of part OO of chapter 55 of the laws of 2019, are
 amended to read as follows:
   1. Class A misdemeanor. A sentence  of  imprisonment  for  a  class  A
 misdemeanor  shall  be  a  definite  sentence.  When  such a sentence is
 imposed the term shall be fixed by  the  court,  and  shall  not  exceed
 [three hundred sixty-four days] ONE YEAR.
   3. Unclassified misdemeanor. A sentence of imprisonment for an unclas-
 sified misdemeanor shall be a definite sentence. When such a sentence is
 imposed the term shall be fixed by the court, and shall be in accordance
 with  the  sentence  specified  in the law or ordinance that defines the
 crime [but, in any event, it shall not exceed three  hundred  sixty-four
 days].
   §  3. This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeed-
 ing the date on which it shall have become a law. Effective immediately,
 the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or  regulation  neces-
 sary  for  the  implementation  of  this  act  on its effective date are
 authorized to be made and completed on or before such effective date.
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD13253-02-3



              

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