STATE OF NEW YORK
2021-2022 Regular Sessions
January 30, 2021
Introduced by Sen. ORTT -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes
AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to the definition of person
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. Section 125.05 of the penal law, the section heading, open-
2 ing paragraph and closing paragraph as amended by chapter 1 of the laws
3 of 2019, is amended to read as follows:
4 § 125.05 Homicide and related offenses; definition.
5 The following definition is applicable to this article:
6 "Person," when referring to the victim of a homicide, means a human
7 being who has been born and is alive. This provision shall be known as
8 "Mya's law".
9 § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.