Bill Text: NY S02636 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Includes contacts via text, email or other electronic communication in the definition of the offense of aggravated harassment in the second degree.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2020-01-15 - ADVANCED TO THIRD READING [S02636 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S02636-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          2636
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 28, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  Sen. KRUEGER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes
        AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation  to  including  contacts  via
          text, email or other electronic communication in the definition of the
          offense of 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 2 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    2. With intent to harass or threaten another person, he or she makes a
     5  telephone call, or contacts via text, email or other electronic communi-
     6  cation, whether or not a conversation ensues, with no purpose of legiti-
     7  mate communication; or
     8    § 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
     9  ing the date upon which it shall have become a law. Effective immediate-
    10  ly, the addition, amendment and/or repeal  of  any  rule  or  regulation
    11  necessary  for  the implementation of this act on its effective date are
    12  authorized to be made on or before such date.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD02677-01-9
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