Bill Text: NY A02738 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Includes removal or threat of removal of religious clothing as aggravated harassment in the second degree.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 18-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-25 - referred to codes [A02738 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A02738-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          2738
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 25, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  FERNANDEZ  --  read once and referred to the
          Committee on Codes
        AN ACT to amend the penal law,  in  relation  to  including  removal  or
          threat  of  removal  of religious clothing as aggravated harassment in
          the second degree
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  Subdivision  3  of  section  240.30  of the penal law, as
     2  amended by chapter 188 of the laws  of  2014,  is  amended  to  read  as
     3  follows:
     4    3. With the intent to harass, annoy, threaten or alarm another person,
     5  he  or  she strikes, shoves, kicks, or otherwise subjects another person
     6  to physical contact, including removing a religious clothing article  or
     7  headdress  from  such  person,  or  attempts or threatens to do the same
     8  because of a belief or perception regarding such person's  race,  color,
     9  national  origin,  ancestry,  gender, religion, religious practice, age,
    10  disability or sexual orientation, regardless of whether  the  belief  or
    11  perception is correct; or
    12    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD03764-01-9
feedback