BILL NO A03643
SAME AS S02977
Amd S195.15, Pen L
Establishes a person who intentionally obstructs the efforts of any firefighter
performing emergency medical care on a sick or injured person is guilty of the
crime of obstructing firefighting operations.
STATE OF NEW YORK
2015-2016 Regular Sessions
January 27, 2015
Introduced by M. of A. MORELLE -- read once and referred to the Commit-
tee on Codes
AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to the crime of obstructing
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. Section 195.15 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 731
2 of the laws of 1981, is amended to read as follows:
3 § 195.15 Obstructing firefighting operations.
4 A person is guilty of obstructing firefighting operations when he or
5 she intentionally and unreasonably obstructs the efforts of any:
6 1. [fireman] firefighter in extinguishing a fire, or prevents or
7 dissuades another from extinguishing or helping to extinguish a fire;
9 2. [fireman] firefighter, police officer or peace officer in perform-
10 ing his or her duties in circumstances involving an imminent danger
11 created by an explosion, threat of explosion or the presence of toxic
12 fumes or gases; or
13 3. firefighter performing emergency medical care on a sick or injured
15 Obstructing firefighting operations is a class A misdemeanor.
16 § 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
17 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.