Bill Text: NY S04592 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Requires police agencies to report offenses to the division of criminal justice services which appear to such agency to be motivated by the race, national origin, religion or sexual orientation of the victim or of the owner, resident, lessee or occupant where the offense is committed against property.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-15 - REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS [S04592 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S04592-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          4592
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                     March 15, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
          ment Operations
        AN ACT to amend the civil rights law, in relation to requiring reporting
          of unlawful acts which appear to be based on  race,  national  origin,
          religion or sexual orientation
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The civil rights law is amended by  adding  a  new  section
     2  40-h to read as follows:
     3    § 40-h. Reports to division of criminal justice services. Every police
     4  agency,  as  defined in subdivision eight of section eight hundred thir-
     5  ty-five of the executive law, shall  notify  the  division  of  criminal
     6  justice  services in the manner prescribed by such division, whenever an
     7  act which constitutes an offense is committed and which appears to  such
     8  agency  to have been motivated by the race, national origin, religion or
     9  sexual orientation of the victim or in the case of an offense  committed
    10  against  property,  the race, national origin, religion or sexual orien-
    11  tation of the owner, resident, lessee or occupant thereof.
    12    § 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
    13  have  become  a  law,  provided however, that effective immediately, the
    14  addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule  or  regulation  necessary
    15  for  the implementation of this act on its effective date are authorized
    16  and directed to be made and completed on or before such date.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD10622-01-9
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