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S02937 Summary:

Add S240.49, Pen L
Establishes the class E felony of dissemination of false missing child information.
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S02937 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
            Cal. No. 871
                               2011-2012 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    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  § 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
    11  child.
    12    Dissemination of false missing child information is a class E felony.
    13    § 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.
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