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AB8510 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          8510
 
                               2015-2016 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                     October 9, 2015
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of A. ORTIZ, ARROYO, CLARK, GALEF, GUNTHER -- Multi-
          Sponsored by -- M. of A. HOOPER --  read  once  and  referred  to  the
          Committee on Codes
 
        AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to prostitution crimes
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Section 230.30 of the penal law, as amended by chapter  627
     2  of the laws of 1978, is amended to read as follows:
     3  § 230.30 Promoting prostitution in the second degree.
     4    A person is guilty of promoting prostitution in the second degree when
     5  he knowingly:
     6    1.  Advances  prostitution  by  compelling a person by force or intim-
     7  idation to engage in prostitution, or profits from such coercive conduct
     8  by another; [or]
     9    2. Advances or profits from prostitution of a person less than sixteen
    10  years old[.];
    11    3. Commits the crime of promoting prostitution in the third degree and
    12  the managing, supervising, controlling or  owning  of  the  prostitution
    13  business  or  enterprise  involving  prostitution involves the use of an
    14  internet website; or
    15    4. Commits the crime of promoting prostitution in the third degree and
    16  he or she has been previously convicted of the crime of promoting  pros-
    17  titution in the third degree four or more times.
    18    Promoting prostitution in the second degree is a class C felony.
    19    §  2.  Section 230.05 of the penal law, as added by chapter 627 of the
    20  laws of 1978, is amended to read as follows:
    21  § 230.05 Patronizing a prostitute in the second degree.
    22    A person is guilty of patronizing a prostitute in  the  second  degree
    23  when, being over eighteen years of age, he [patronizes] or she:
    24    1.  Patronizes  a  prostitute  and  the person patronized is less than
    25  fourteen years of age; or

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD04663-01-5

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     1    2. He or she commits the crime of  patronizing  a  prostitute  in  the
     2  fourth  degree or patronizing a prostitute in the third degree and he or
     3  she has been previously convicted of the crime of patronizing a  prosti-
     4  tute  in  the  fourth  degree  or  patronizing a prostitute in the third
     5  degree, or any combination of such crimes, four or more times.
     6    Patronizing a prostitute in the second degree is a class E felony.
     7    § 3. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
     8  ing the date on which it shall have become a law.
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