Bill S2322-2011

Establishes the crime of aggravated harassment of a police officer or peace officer

Establishes the crime of aggravated harassment of a police officer or peace officer; provides for such an offense to be a class E felony.

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Actions

  • Mar 30, 2012: referred to codes
  • Mar 29, 2012: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Mar 29, 2012: PASSED SENATE
  • Mar 22, 2012: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Mar 21, 2012: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Mar 20, 2012: 1ST REPORT CAL.418
  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO CODES
  • Jan 4, 2012: returned to senate
  • Jan 4, 2012: died in assembly
  • May 23, 2011: referred to codes
  • May 23, 2011: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • May 23, 2011: PASSED SENATE
  • May 16, 2011: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • May 11, 2011: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • May 10, 2011: 1ST REPORT CAL.559
  • Jan 18, 2011: REFERRED TO CODES

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Codes - May 10, 2011
Ayes (12): Saland, DeFrancisco, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gallivan, Golden, Lanza, Nozzolio, O'Mara, Gianaris, Huntley, Espaillat
Ayes W/R (3): Duane, Perkins, Squadron
Nays (1): Parker
VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Codes - Mar 20, 2012
Ayes (9): Saland, DeFrancisco, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gallivan, Golden, Lanza, Nozzolio, O'Mara
Ayes W/R (1): Perkins
Nays (6): Gianaris, Duane, Huntley, Parker, Squadron, Espaillat

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S2322

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to aggravated harassment of peace officers or police officers

PURPOSE: To establish the crime of aggravated harassment of a police officer or peace officer and make such crime a class E felony.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The penal law is amended by adding a new section240.33 establishing the crime of aggravated harassment of a police officer or peace officer. Section two is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: Police officers all across this state put their lives on the line every day to protect the people of New York. New York State must establish laws and toughen existing laws that protect the police from becoming victims of criminals. Far too many law enforcement officers are being harassed, injured, even killed while honoring their commitment to protect and serve this state. The Legislature has a responsibility to do everything we can to protect our brave heroes, our police officers, from violent criminals. This legislation contributes to that premise.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2009-10: A.1068 - Referred to Assembly Codes Cmte.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2322 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 18, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sens. GRIFFO, DeFRANCISCO, LARKIN, MAZIARZ, RANZENHOFER, SEWARD -- 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 aggravated harassment of peace officers or police officers THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 240.33 to read as follows: S 240.33 AGGRAVATED HARASSMENT OF A POLICE OFFICER OR PEACE OFFICER. A PERSON IS GUILTY OF AGGRAVATED HARASSMENT OF A POLICE OFFICER OR PEACE OFFICER WHEN, WITH THE INTENT TO HARASS, ANNOY, THREATEN OR ALARM A PERSON WHOM HE OR SHE KNOWS OR REASONABLY SHOULD KNOW TO BE A POLICE OFFICER OR PEACE OFFICER ENGAGED IN THE COURSE OF PERFORMING HIS OR HER OFFICIAL DUTIES, HE OR SHE STRIKES, SHOVES, KICKS OR OTHERWISE SUBJECTS SUCH PERSON TO PHYSICAL CONTACT. AGGRAVATED HARASSMENT OF A POLICE OFFICER OR PEACE OFFICER IS A CLASS E FELONY. S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed- ing the date on which it shall have become a law.

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