Bill S932-2011

Establishes the crime of terrorism recruitment, a class C felony

Establishes the crime of terrorism recruitment defined as intentionally soliciting another to engage in acts of terrorism, as a class C felony.

Details

Actions

  • Jun 12, 2012: referred to codes
  • Jun 12, 2012: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 12, 2012: PASSED SENATE
  • Jun 12, 2012: ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1178
  • Jun 12, 2012: COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS
  • Jan 4, 2012: returned to senate
  • Jan 4, 2012: died in assembly
  • Jun 13, 2011: referred to codes
  • Jun 13, 2011: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 13, 2011: PASSED SENATE
  • Jun 1, 2011: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • May 25, 2011: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • May 24, 2011: 1ST REPORT CAL.865
  • Jan 5, 2011: REFERRED TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs - May 24, 2011
Ayes (14): Ball, Flanagan, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Larkin, McDonald, Zeldin, Addabbo, Avella, Stewart-Cousins, Carlucci, Klein, Savino
VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Rules - Jun 12, 2012
Ayes (19): Skelos, Alesi, Farley, Fuschillo, Hannon, Johnson, Larkin, LaValle, Libous, Marcellino, Maziarz, Nozzolio, Saland, Seward, Sampson, Breslin, Dilan, Smith, Stewart-Cousins
Ayes W/R (3): Duane, Montgomery, Perkins
Nays (2): Hassell-Thompson, Parker
Excused (1): Krueger

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S932

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to establishing the crime of terrorism recruitment, a class C felony

PURPOSE: This bill establishes the crime of terrorism recruitment, a class C felony.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The penal law is amended by adding a new section 490.60 to create the crime of terrorism recruitment.

A person is guilty of terrorism recruitment when, with intent that another person engage in conduct constituting a crime, he or she recruits, solicits, requests, commands, importunes or otherwise attempts to cause a person to engage in terrorist conduct.

JUSTIFICATION: Terrorist organizations and their membership are in a perpetual search to recruit new members. Terrorists seek to entice the disenfranchised and gain members to carry out criminal acts.

The active recruitment for terrorist acts is a growing trend which requires an immediate response. As law enforcement actively seeks to unearth these groups and defeat their heinous schemes, we have a responsibility to hold accountable those who solicit or recruit individuals or groups for terrorism. This bill seeks to effectively deter terrorist recruitment and punish those who seek to employ others for their criminal plans.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.6403 of 2006: Passed Senate; S.610 of 07/08 (Passed Senate); S.592 of 2009/10 (Senate Veterans, Homeland Security & Military Affairs)

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

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


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 932 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sens. MARCELLINO, LARKIN, RANZENHOFER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to establishing the crime of terrorism recruitment, a class C felony 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 490.60 to read as follows: S 490.60 TERRORISM RECRUITMENT. A PERSON IS GUILTY OF TERRORISM RECRUITMENT WHEN, WITH INTENT THAT ANOTHER PERSON ENGAGE IN CONDUCT CONSTITUTING ANY CRIME SET FORTH IN THIS ARTICLE, HE OR SHE RECRUITS, SOLICITS, REQUESTS, COMMANDS, IMPOR- TUNES OR OTHERWISE ATTEMPTS TO CAUSE SUCH OTHER PERSON TO ENGAGE IN SUCH CONDUCT. TERRORISM RECRUITMENT IS A CLASS C 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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