S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
Cal. No. 871
2011-2012 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
February 3, 2011
Introduced by Sens. LANZA, O'MARA -- read twice and ordered printed, and
when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes -- recommitted
to the Committee on Codes in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --
reported favorably from said committee, ordered to first report,
amended on first report, ordered to a second report and ordered
reprinted, retaining its place in the order of second report
AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to dissemination of false
information about a missing child
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 240.49 to
2 read as follows:
3 S 240.49 DISSEMINATION OF FALSE MISSING CHILD INFORMATION.
4 A PERSON IS GUILTY OF DISSEMINATION OF FALSE MISSING CHILD INFORMATION
5 WHEN, KNOWING THE INFORMATION HE OR SHE REPORTED, CONVEYED, CIRCULATED
6 OR DISSEMINATED IS FALSE OR BASELESS, HE OR SHE STATES OR REPORTS, BY
7 ANY MEANS, THAT A CHILD IS A MISSING CHILD AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION ONE
8 OF SECTION EIGHT HUNDRED THIRTY-SEVEN-E OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW, AND AS A
9 RESULT OF SUCH REPORT, CONVEYANCE, CIRCULATION OR DISSEMINATION, PUBLIC
10 FUNDS WERE EXPENDED TO INVESTIGATE AND/OR LOCATE THE PURPORTED MISSING
12 DISSEMINATION OF FALSE MISSING CHILD INFORMATION IS A CLASS E FELONY.
13 S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
14 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.