Bill S2468-2013

Elevates all computer tampering offenses by one degree in severity

Elevates all computer tampering offenses by one degree in severity.

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  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO CODES
  • Jan 8, 2014: returned to senate
  • Jan 8, 2014: died in assembly
  • Jun 12, 2013: referred to codes
  • Jun 12, 2013: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 12, 2013: PASSED SENATE
  • Jun 11, 2013: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Jun 10, 2013: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Jun 5, 2013: 1ST REPORT CAL.1151
  • Jan 17, 2013: REFERRED TO CODES

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Codes - Jun 5, 2013
Ayes (13): Nozzolio, Boyle, DeFrancisco, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gallivan, Golden, Lanza, O'Mara, Squadron, Perkins, Espaillat, O'Brien
Ayes W/R (1): Hoylman
Nays (1): Krueger

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S2468               REVISED 1/28/13

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to computer tampering

PURPOSE: To elevate all computer tampering offenses by one degree in severity.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 amends section 156.20 of the penal law elevating computer tampering in the fourth degree from a class A misdemeanor to a class E felony.

Section 2 amends section 156.2S of the penal law elevating computer tampering in the third degree from a class E felony to a class D felony.

Section 3 amends section 156.25 of the penal law elevating computer tampering in the second degree from a class D felony to a class C felony.

Section 4 amends section 156.27 of the penal law elevating computer tampering in the first degree from a class C felony to a class B felony.

JUSTIFICATION: Computers are part of everyone's daily life and they help us in performing many tasks including: paying bills, banking, signing up for classes at the University, shopping and other business transactions. Computers are a major component of information sharing, storage and maintenance technology in virtually all business and governmental institutions. With the increase use of computers and the World Wide Web to process information, there are criminals that attempt to maliciously disrupt computer systems with computer viruses and to steal our personal information for criminal use. As states across the nation have redefined their criminal laws to account for the fluid and ever-changing world of technology, computer crimes cost businesses, financial institutions and individuals millions of dollars every year. This bill strengthens our penal law by increasing the computer tampering penalties so that the punishment fits the crime.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2012: S.2936 - Passed Senate /A.1823 - Referred to Codes. 2011: S.2936 - Passed Senate /A.1823 - Referred to Codes. 2010: S.6847 - Referred to Codes/A.10102 - Referred to Codes.

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 law.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2468 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 17, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. LANZA -- 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 computer tampering THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The closing paragraph of section 156.20 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 558 of the laws of 2006, is amended to read as follows: Computer tampering in the fourth degree is a class [A misdemeanor] E FELONY. S 2. The closing paragraph of section 156.25 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 89 of the laws of 1993, is amended to read as follows: Computer tampering in the third degree is a class [E] D felony. S 3. The closing paragraph of section 156.26 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 590 of the laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows: Computer tampering in the second degree is a class [D] C felony. S 4. The closing paragraph of section 156.27 of the penal law, as added by chapter 89 of the laws of 1993, is amended to read as follows: Computer tampering in the first degree is a class [C] B felony. S 5. 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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