A00522 Summary:

BILL NOA00522
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORJones
 
COSPNSRColton, Lavine, Montesano, Byrne, McDonough, Blankenbush, Rivera J, Mikulin, Manktelow
 
MLTSPNSRDickens, Friend, Lupardo, Thiele
 
Add 240.33, Pen L
 
Establishes the crime of aggravated harassment of a police officer where a person causes such police officer to come into contact with blood, seminal fluid, urine, feces, or the contents of a toilet bowl, by throwing, tossing or expelling such fluid or material.
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A00522 Actions:

BILL NOA00522
 
01/06/2021referred to codes
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A00522 Committee Votes:

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A00522 Floor Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A00522 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A522
 
SPONSOR: Jones
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to aggravated harassment of a police officer   PURPOSE: To expand this protection to police officers   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 states that a person is guilty of aggravated harassment when with intent to harass, annoy, threaten or alarm a police officer they cause them to come in contact with blood, seminal fluid, urine, feces or content of a toilet bowl by throwing, tossing or expelling. Section 2: This section establishes an effective date.   JUSTIFICATION  : UNDER CURRENT LAW, CORRECTIONS OFFICERS ARE AFFORDED THIS PROTECTION AGAINST VARIOUS BODY FLUIDS THAT THIS LEGISLATION SEEKS TO EXTENT TO POLICE OFFICERS. WHILE INDIVIDUALS CAN CURRENTLY BE CHARGED WITH ASSAULT FOR CERTAIN INSTANCES, THE POLICE OFFICER MUST BE INJURED. OTHER PROVISIONS OF THE LAW THAT COULD POSSIBLY BE APPLICABLE ARE MISDEMEANORS AND DO NOT SPEAK EXPLICITLY TO THESE SAME PROTECTIONS. EXPANDING THIS PROTECTION TO POLICE OFFICERS IS COMMON SENSE TO ENSURE THAT INDIVIDUALS WHO WOULD UNDERTAKE SUCH ACTIONS CAN BE PROSECUTED APPROPRIATELY AND AT THE SAME LEVEL OF CRIME AS IF IT HAD BEEN A CORRECTIONS OFFICER THEY HARASSED.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 05/04/18 referred to codes 01/14/19 referred to codes 01/08/20 referred to codes   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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A00522 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                           522
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                       (Prefiled)
 
                                     January 6, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of A. JONES, COLTON, LAVINE, MONTESANO, BYRNE, McDO-
          NOUGH, BLANKENBUSH, J. RIVERA, MIKULIN -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.  of
          A.   DICKENS, FRIEND, LUPARDO, THIELE -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Codes

        AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to aggravated harassment of a
          police officer
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 240.33 to
     2  read as follows:
     3  § 240.33 Aggravated harassment of a police officer.
     4    A person is guilty of aggravated harassment of a police officer  when,
     5  with  intent to harass, annoy, threaten or alarm a person whom he or she
     6  knows or reasonably should know to be a police officer, he or she causes
     7  or attempts to cause such police  officer  to  come  into  contact  with
     8  blood, seminal fluid, urine, feces, or the contents of a toilet bowl, by
     9  throwing, tossing or expelling such such fluid or material.
    10    The  term  "police  officer" shall mean a police officer as defined in
    11  subdivision thirty-four of section 1.20 of the criminal procedure law.
    12    Aggravated harassment of a police officer is a class E felony.
    13    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD05394-01-1
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A00522 LFIN:

 NO LFIN
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