Bill Text: NY A06347 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Includes falsely reporting a hate crime in the crime of falsely reporting an incident in the second degree.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 10-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-06 - referred to codes [A06347 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A06347-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          6347
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                      March 6, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  M. of A. FALL -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Codes
        AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to  increased  penalties  for
          falsely reporting a hate crime
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 240.55 of the penal law is amended by adding a  new
     2  subdivision 4 to read as follows:
     3    4.  Alleges  in  such  reporting  that a hate crime occurred against a
     4  person based on race, color, national origin, ancestry,  gender,  gender
     5  identity or expression, religion, religious practice, age, disability or
     6  sexual orientation pursuant to section 485.05 of this chapter.
     7    § 2. Section 485.05 of the penal law is amended by adding a new subdi-
     8  vision 1-a to read as follows:
     9    1-a.  A  person  commits  falsely  reporting an incident in the second
    10  degree as defined in section 240.55 of the penal law, when, knowing  the
    11  information reported, conveyed or circulated to be false or baseless, he
    12  or she alleges that a hate crime occurred pursuant to this section.
    13    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD10144-02-9
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