Relates to unlawful manufacture, production or reproduction of a vehicle identification number with intent to defraud.
Ayes (60): Adams, Addabbo, Alesi, Avella, Ball, Bonacic, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Duane, Espaillat, Farley, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gallivan, Gianaris, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Hassell-Thomps, Johnson, Kennedy, Klein, Lanza, Larkin, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Martins, Maziarz, McDonald, Montgomery, Nozzolio, O'Mara, Oppenheimer, Parker, Peralta, Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Saland, Sampson, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousin, Storobin, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Excused (2): Huntley, Krueger
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to unlawful manufacture, production or reproduction of a vehicle identification number with intent to defraud
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Adds a new subdivision (4) to section 170.65 of the penal law regarding the unlawful manufacture, production or reproduction of a vehicle identification number (VIN) with intent to defraud. A violation of section would constitute a class E felony.
JUSTIFICATION: This will add another tool in the fight against the auto theft and fraud. The sophistication of equipment today in reproducing VIN's warrants additional penalties to provide incentives against such activities.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: First day of November next succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7210--A IN SENATE May 2, 2012 ___________Introduced by Sen. GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to unlawful manufacture, production or reproduction of a vehicle identification number with intent to defraud THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 170.65 of the penal law is amended by adding a new subdivision 4 to read as follows: (4) HE OR SHE, WITH INTENT TO DEFRAUD, KNOWINGLY MANUFACTURES, PRODUC- ES OR REPRODUCES A VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER, ETCHING, LABEL, STICK- ER, PLATE, OR OTHER TANGIBLE MEANS OF IDENTIFYING A SPECIFIC MOTOR VEHI- CLE, WHICH WAS NOT MANUFACTURED, PRODUCED OR REPRODUCED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE RULES AND REGULATIONS PROMULGATED BY THE UNITED STATES NATIONAL HIGHWAY SAFETY ADMINISTRATION AND/OR IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE STATE VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC LAW. 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.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD15581-02-2