S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
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9297
I N S E N A T E
May 10, 2024
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Introduced by Sen. TEDISCO -- 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 including aggravated ceme-
tery desecration in the second degree and aggravated cemetery dese-
cration in the first degree as specified offenses for purposes of hate
crimes
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 485.05 of the penal law, as
amended by section 1 of part C of chapter 55 of the laws of 2024, is
amended to read as follows:
3. A "specified offense" is an offense defined by any of the following
provisions of this chapter: section 120.00 (assault in the third
degree); section 120.05 (assault in the second degree); section 120.06
(gang assault in the second degree); section 120.07 (gang assault in the
first degree); section 120.10 (assault in the first degree); section
120.12 (aggravated assault upon a person less than eleven years old);
section 120.13 (menacing in the first degree); section 120.14 (menacing
in the second degree); section 120.15 (menacing in the third degree);
section 120.20 (reckless endangerment in the second degree); section
120.25 (reckless endangerment in the first degree); section 121.11
(criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation); section 121.12
(strangulation in the second degree); section 121.13 (strangulation in
the first degree); subdivision one of section 125.15 (manslaughter in
the second degree); subdivision one, two or four of section 125.20
(manslaughter in the first degree); section 125.25 (murder in the second
degree); section 125.26 (aggravated murder); section 125.27 (murder in
the first degree); section 120.45 (stalking in the fourth degree);
section 120.50 (stalking in the third degree); section 120.55 (stalking
in the second degree); section 120.60 (stalking in the first degree);
section 130.20 (sexual misconduct); section 130.25 (rape in the third
degree); section 130.30 (rape in the second degree); section 130.35
(rape in the first degree); section 130.40 (criminal sexual act in the
third degree); section 130.45 (criminal sexual act in the second
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.
LBD15522-01-4
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degree); section 130.50 (criminal sexual act in the first degree);
section 130.52 (forcible touching); section 130.53 (persistent sexual
abuse); section 130.55 (sexual abuse in the third degree); section
130.60 (sexual abuse in the second degree); section 130.65 (sexual abuse
in the first degree); section 130.65-a (aggravated sexual abuse in the
fourth degree); section 130.66 (aggravated sexual abuse in the third
degree); section 130.67 (aggravated sexual abuse in the second degree);
section 130.70 (aggravated sexual abuse in the first degree); section
135.05 (unlawful imprisonment in the second degree); section 135.10
(unlawful imprisonment in the first degree); section 135.20 (kidnapping
in the second degree); section 135.25 (kidnapping in the first degree);
section 135.60 (coercion in the third degree); section 135.61 (coercion
in the second degree); section 135.65 (coercion in the first degree);
section 140.10 (criminal trespass in the third degree); section 140.15
(criminal trespass in the second degree); section 140.17 (criminal tres-
pass in the first degree); section 140.20 (burglary in the third
degree); section 140.25 (burglary in the second degree); section 140.30
(burglary in the first degree); section 145.00 (criminal mischief in the
fourth degree); section 145.05 (criminal mischief in the third degree);
section 145.10 (criminal mischief in the second degree); section 145.12
(criminal mischief in the first degree); SECTION 145.26 (AGGRAVATED
CEMETERY DESECRATION IN THE SECOND DEGREE); SECTION 145.27 (AGGRAVATED
CEMETERY DESECRATION IN THE FIRST DEGREE); section 150.05 (arson in the
fourth degree); section 150.10 (arson in the third degree); section
150.15 (arson in the second degree); section 150.20 (arson in the first
degree); section 155.25 (petit larceny); section 155.30 (grand larceny
in the fourth degree); section 155.35 (grand larceny in the third
degree); section 155.40 (grand larceny in the second degree); section
155.42 (grand larceny in the first degree); section 160.05 (robbery in
the third degree); section 160.10 (robbery in the second degree);
section 160.15 (robbery in the first degree); section 230.34 (sex traf-
ficking); section 230.34-a (sex trafficking of a child); section 240.25
(harassment in the first degree); subdivision one, two or four of
section 240.30 (aggravated harassment in the second degree); section
240.50 (falsely reporting an incident in the third degree); section
240.55 (falsely reporting an incident in the second degree); section
240.60 (falsely reporting an incident in the first degree); subdivision
one of section 265.03 (criminal possession of a weapon in the second
degree); subdivision one of section 265.04 (criminal possession of a
weapon in the first degree); section 490.10 (soliciting or providing
support for an act of terrorism in the second degree); section 490.15
(soliciting or providing support for an act of terrorism in the first
degree); section 490.20 (making a terroristic threat); section 490.25
(crime of terrorism); section 490.30 (hindering prosecution of terrorism
in the second degree); section 490.35 (hindering prosecution of terror-
ism in the first degree); section 490.37 (criminal possession of a chem-
ical weapon or biological weapon in the third degree); section 490.40
(criminal possession of a chemical weapon or biological weapon in the
second degree); section 490.45 (criminal possession of a chemical weapon
or biological weapon in the first degree); section 490.47 (criminal use
of a chemical weapon or biological weapon in the third degree); section
490.50 (criminal use of a chemical weapon or biological weapon in the
second degree); section 490.55 (criminal use of a chemical weapon or
biological weapon in the first degree); or any attempt or conspiracy to
commit any of the foregoing offenses.
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§ 1-a. Subdivision 3 of section 485.05 of the penal law, as amended by
section 2 of part C of chapter 55 the laws of 2024, is amended to read
as follows:
3. A "specified offense" is an offense defined by any of the following
provisions of this chapter: section 120.00 (assault in the third
degree); section 120.05 (assault in the second degree); section 120.06
(gang assault in the second degree); section 120.07 (gang assault in the
first degree); section 120.10 (assault in the first degree); section
120.12 (aggravated assault upon a person less than eleven years old);
section 120.13 (menacing in the first degree); section 120.14 (menacing
in the second degree); section 120.15 (menacing in the third degree);
section 120.20 (reckless endangerment in the second degree); section
120.25 (reckless endangerment in the first degree); section 121.11
(criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation); section 121.12
(strangulation in the second degree); section 121.13 (strangulation in
the first degree); subdivision one of section 125.15 (manslaughter in
the second degree); subdivision one, two or four of section 125.20
(manslaughter in the first degree); section 125.25 (murder in the second
degree); section 125.26 (aggravated murder); section 125.27 (murder in
the first degree); section 120.45 (stalking in the fourth degree);
section 120.50 (stalking in the third degree); section 120.55 (stalking
in the second degree); section 120.60 (stalking in the first degree);
section 130.20 (sexual misconduct); section 130.25 (rape in the third
degree); section 130.30 (rape in the second degree); section 130.35
(rape in the first degree); former section 130.40; former section
130.45; former section 130.50; section 130.52 (forcible touching);
section 130.53 (persistent sexual abuse); section 130.55 (sexual abuse
in the third degree); section 130.60 (sexual abuse in the second
degree); section 130.65 (sexual abuse in the first degree); section
130.65-a (aggravated sexual abuse in the fourth degree); section 130.66
(aggravated sexual abuse in the third degree); section 130.67 (aggra-
vated sexual abuse in the second degree); section 130.70 (aggravated
sexual abuse in the first degree); section 135.05 (unlawful imprisonment
in the second degree); section 135.10 (unlawful imprisonment in the
first degree); section 135.20 (kidnapping in the second degree); section
135.25 (kidnapping in the first degree); section 135.60 (coercion in the
third degree); section 135.61 (coercion in the second degree); section
135.65 (coercion in the first degree); section 140.10 (criminal trespass
in the third degree); section 140.15 (criminal trespass in the second
degree); section 140.17 (criminal trespass in the first degree); section
140.20 (burglary in the third degree); section 140.25 (burglary in the
second degree); section 140.30 (burglary in the first degree); section
145.00 (criminal mischief in the fourth degree); section 145.05 (crimi-
nal mischief in the third degree); section 145.10 (criminal mischief in
the second degree); section 145.12 (criminal mischief in the first
degree); SECTION 145.26 (AGGRAVATED CEMETERY DESECRATION IN THE SECOND
DEGREE); SECTION 145.27 (AGGRAVATED CEMETERY DESECRATION IN THE FIRST
DEGREE); section 150.05 (arson in the fourth degree); section 150.10
(arson in the third degree); section 150.15 (arson in the second
degree); section 150.20 (arson in the first degree); section 155.25
(petit larceny); section 155.30 (grand larceny in the fourth degree);
section 155.35 (grand larceny in the third degree); section 155.40
(grand larceny in the second degree); section 155.42 (grand larceny in
the first degree); section 160.05 (robbery in the third degree); section
160.10 (robbery in the second degree); section 160.15 (robbery in the
first degree); section 230.34 (sex trafficking); section 230.34-a (sex
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trafficking of a child); section 240.25 (harassment in the first
degree); subdivision one, two or four of section 240.30 (aggravated
harassment in the second degree); section 240.50 (falsely reporting an
incident in the third degree); section 240.55 (falsely reporting an
incident in the second degree); section 240.60 (falsely reporting an
incident in the first degree); subdivision one of section 265.03 (crimi-
nal possession of a weapon in the second degree); subdivision one of
section 265.04 (criminal possession of a weapon in the first degree);
section 490.10 (soliciting or providing support for an act of terrorism
in the second degree); section 490.15 (soliciting or providing support
for an act of terrorism in the first degree); section 490.20 (making a
terroristic threat); section 490.25 (crime of terrorism); section 490.30
(hindering prosecution of terrorism in the second degree); section
490.35 (hindering prosecution of terrorism in the first degree); section
490.37 (criminal possession of a chemical weapon or biological weapon in
the third degree); section 490.40 (criminal possession of a chemical
weapon or biological weapon in the second degree); section 490.45 (crim-
inal possession of a chemical weapon or biological weapon in the first
degree); section 490.47 (criminal use of a chemical weapon or biological
weapon in the third degree); section 490.50 (criminal use of a chemical
weapon or biological weapon in the second degree); section 490.55 (crim-
inal use of a chemical weapon or biological weapon in the first degree);
or any attempt or conspiracy to commit any of the foregoing offenses.
§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately provided, however, if
section 1 of part C of chapter 55 of the laws of 2024 shall not have
taken effect on or before such date then section one of this act shall
take effect on the same date and in the same manner as such section,
takes effect; provided, further, that provisions of section one-a of
this act shall take effect on the same date and in the same manner as
section 2 of part C of chapter 55 of the laws of 2024, takes effect.