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S02937 Summary:

BILL NO    S02937A

SAME AS    SAME AS A05269-A

SPONSOR    LANZA

COSPNSR    O'MARA

MLTSPNSR   

Add S240.49, Pen L

Establishes the class E felony of dissemination of false missing child
information.
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S02937 Text:

                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
       ________________________________________________________________________

                                        2937--A
           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
   11  CHILD.
   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.
                                                                  LBD04609-02-2
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