Bill S6406-2011

Includes possession of four or more stolen bicycles in the crime of criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree

Includes possession of four or more stolen bicycles in the crime of criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree.

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  • Apr 17, 2012: referred to codes
  • Apr 17, 2012: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Apr 17, 2012: PASSED SENATE
  • Mar 22, 2012: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Mar 21, 2012: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Mar 20, 2012: 1ST REPORT CAL.426
  • Feb 6, 2012: REFERRED TO CODES

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VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Codes - Mar 20, 2012
Ayes (13): Saland, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gallivan, Golden, Lanza, Nozzolio, Gianaris, Huntley, Parker, Perkins, Squadron, Espaillat
Ayes W/R (1): Duane
Nays (2): DeFrancisco, O'Mara

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BILL NUMBER:S6406

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, relating to the crime of criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree where the stolen property consists of four or more bicycles

PURPOSE: The purpose of this legislation is to deter bicycle theft by making the possession of four or more stolen bicycles a class E felony.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill amends section 165.45 of the penal law by adding a new subdivision 8.

JUSTIFICATION: The New York City Department of Planning estimates that over 70,000 bicycles are stolen in the five boroughs every year, which breaks down to the theft of approximately 191 bicycles every day. There has also been anecdotal evidence of increased bicycle theft throughout the state, including cases where bikes have been stolen and disassembled for parts. Under current law, the only way for possession of multiple stolen bicycles to be prosecuted with a charge above a misdemeanor is for the prosecution to prove that the aggregate value of the bicycles is more than $1000. This bill includes possession of four or more stolen bicycles as a qualification for criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree, which is a class E Felony.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2009-2010: A.9447A

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

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 ________________________________________________________________________ 6406 IN SENATE February 6, 2012 ___________
Introduced by Sen. HUNTLEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes AN ACT to amend the penal law, relating to the crime of criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree where the stolen property consists of four or more bicycles THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 165.45 of the penal law is amended by adding a new subdivision 8 to read as follows: 8. THE PROPERTY CONSISTS OF FOUR OR MORE BICYCLES. 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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