Bill Text: NY A08528 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Establishes the offense of obstructing a police officer.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 26-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-08-07 - referred to codes [A08528 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A08528-Introduced.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________

                                          8528

                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                     August 7, 2019
                                       ___________

        Introduced  by M. of A. SMITH, RA, DeSTEFANO, LiPETRI, PALUMBO, GARBARI-
          NO, KOLB, MIKULIN, BYRNES, DiPIETRO, GIGLIO, LALOR, MONTESANO,  BRABE-
          NEC,  M. L. MILLER,  LAWRENCE,  JOHNS,  TAGUE,  MANKTELOW,  PALMESANO,
          B. MILLER, McDONOUGH -- read once and referred  to  the  Committee  on
          Codes

        AN  ACT  to amend the penal law, in relation to establishing the offense
          of obstructing a police officer

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section  1. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 195.09 to
     2  read as follows:
     3  § 195.09 Obstructing a police officer.
     4    A person is guilty of obstructing a police  officer  when  he  or  she
     5  intentionally  interferes  with, inhibits, or attempts to interfere with
     6  or inhibit, a police officer or a peace officer  from  engaging  in  the
     7  course  of  performing  their official duties, including but not limited
     8  to:
     9    1. spitting, throwing or spilling items, liquid or otherwise, at or on
    10  such officer; or
    11    2.  pushing,  shoving,  kicking,  physically  impeding  or   otherwise
    12  subjecting such officer to physical contact.
    13    Obstructing a police officer is a class E felony.
    14    §  2.  This  act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall
    15  have become a law.



         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD13559-02-9
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