Bill Text: NY A04461 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Provides that the intentional murder of a child under the age of twelve shall be a first degree murder offense.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 14-2)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-04 - referred to codes [A04461 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A04461-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 4, 2019
        Introduced  by M. of A. COOK, COLTON, BARNWELL, HUNTER, STIRPE -- Multi-
          Sponsored by -- M. of A. BARCLAY, STEC -- read once  and  referred  to
          the Committee on Codes
        AN  ACT  to amend the penal law, in relation to first degree murder of a
          child under the age of twelve
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. This act may be cited and shall be known as "Maddox's Law".
     2    § 2.  Subparagraph (xiii) of paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 of section
     3  125.27 of the penal law, as added by chapter 300 of the laws of 2001, is
     4  amended and a new subparagraph (xiv) is added to read as follows:
     5    (xiii) the victim was killed in furtherance of an act of terrorism, as
     6  defined  in  paragraph  (b) of subdivision one of section 490.05 of this
     7  chapter; [and] or
     8    (xiv) the victim was a child under the age of twelve; and
     9    § 3. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
    10  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.