Bill S953-2011

Establishes the crime of criminal sale of an internet domain name to a terrorist group, a class A misdemeanor

Establishes the crime of criminal sale of an internet domain name to a terrorist group or organization listed by the office of homeland security as posing a terrorist threat, a class A misdemeanor.

Details

Actions

  • May 22, 2012: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO CODES
  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS
  • Jan 5, 2011: REFERRED TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS

Meetings

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs - May 22, 2012
Ayes (14): Ball, Flanagan, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Larkin, McDonald, Zeldin, Addabbo, Avella, Stewart-Cousins, Carlucci, Klein, Savino

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S953

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law and the executive law, in relation to establishing the crime of criminal sale of an internet domain name to a terrorist group

PURPOSE: This bill establishes the crime of criminal sale of an Internet domain name to a terrorist group.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The penal law is amended by adding a new section 490.60 to establish the crime of criminal sale of an Internet domain name to a terrorist group.

The New York State Office of Homeland Security will compile, update and maintain a list of organizations who engage in or pose a terrorist threat.

Criminal sale of an Internet domain name to a terrorist group is a class A misdemeanor.

JUSTIFICATION: A study conducted by the Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center at Israel's Center concluded that the importance of the Internet as a means of marketing terrorism became significantly greater after September 11. The Web makes it relatively easy for terrorists and their supporters to evade detection and disseminate their messages and plans.

This legislation seeks to make more difficult in New York State for known terrorist organizations to obtain the domain space necessary to spread their message by establishing the crime of criminal sale of an Internet domain name to a terrorist group.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.6404 of 2006; S.631 of 2007/2008; S.571 of 2009/10

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 ________________________________________________________________________ 953 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sen. MARCELLINO -- 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 and the executive law, in relation to establishing the crime of criminal sale of an internet domain name to a terrorist group 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 CRIMINAL SALE OF AN INTERNET DOMAIN NAME TO A TERRORIST GROUP. A PERSON IS GUILTY OF CRIMINAL SALE OF AN INTERNET DOMAIN NAME TO A TERRORIST GROUP WHEN HE OR SHE KNOWINGLY SELLS OR PROVIDES WITHOUT CHARGE AN INTERNET DOMAIN NAME TO ANY ORGANIZATION INCLUDED ON THE LIST OF ORGANIZATIONS ENGAGED IN TERRORIST ACTIVITIES OR WHO POSE A TERRORIST THREAT COMPILED, MAINTAINED AND UPDATED BY THE STATE OFFICE OF HOMELAND SECURITY PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH (T) OF SUBDIVISION TWO OF SECTION SEVEN HUNDRED NINE OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW. CRIMINAL SALE OF AN INTERNET DOMAIN NAME TO A TERRORIST GROUP IS A CLASS A MISDEMEANOR. S 2. Paragraphs (s), (t) and (u) of subdivision 2 of section 709 of the executive law, paragraph (s) as amended and paragraph (t) as added by section 14 and paragraph (u) as added by section 22 of part B of chapter 56 of the laws of 2010, are amended to read as follows: (s) work in consultation with or make recommendations to the commis- sioner of agriculture and markets in developing rules and regulations relating to ammonium nitrate security; [and] (t) develop, maintain, and deploy state, regional and local all-hazard incident management teams[.]; AND
(u) COMPILE, MAINTAIN AND PERIODICALLY UPDATE A LIST OF ORGANIZATIONS ENGAGED IN TERRORIST ACTIVITIES OR WHO POSE A TERRORIST THREAT AND MAKE SUCH LIST AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC. (V) Notwithstanding article six-C of this chapter, or any other provision of law to the contrary, the division of homeland security and emergency services shall establish best practices regarding training and education for firefighters and first responders which shall include but not be limited to: minimum basic training for firefighters and first responders; in-service training and continuing education; and special- ized training as it may apply to the specific duties of a category of emergency personnel. S 3. 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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