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A01731 Summary:

COSPNSRByrne, Reilly, Morinello, Smullen, Salka, Lawrence
Add 190.24, Pen L
Creates the crime of stolen valor.
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A01731 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 16, 2019
        Introduced by M. of A. HAWLEY -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Codes
        AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to the crime of stolen valor
          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 190.24  to
     2  read as follows:
     3  § 190.24 Stolen valor.
     4    A  person  commits  the  crime of stolen valor if he or she knowingly,
     5  with the intent to obtain money, property or another tangible benefit:
     6    1. misrepresents himself or herself as a  member  or  veteran  of  the
     7  United  States  Armed Forces or organized militia by wearing the uniform
     8  or any medal or insignia authorized for use by the members  or  veterans
     9  of  the  United States Armed Forces or the organized militia, by federal
    10  and state laws and regulations, or
    11    2. holds himself or herself out to be a recipient of any decoration or
    12  medal created by federal and state laws and  regulations  to  honor  the
    13  members  or  veterans of the United States Armed Forces or the organized
    14  militia.
    15    The crime of stolen valor is a class A misdemeanor.
    16    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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