Enacts "Ildefonso Romero's law" to establish the felony offenses of aggravated assault for the causation of serious physical injury to or death of, as the case may be, of any person, with intent to cause physical injury to such person or a third person.
STATE OF NEW YORK
2017-2018 Regular Sessions
January 17, 2017
Introduced by M. of A. SEPULVEDA, COLTON, WALKER, HOOPER, RAIA, PALMESA-
NO -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BARCLAY, ENGLEBRIGHT, MAGEE,
McDONOUGH, McKEVITT, PALUMBO -- read once and referred to the Commit-
tee on Codes
AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to establishing the felony
offense of aggravated assault
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
2 "Ildefonso Romero's law".
3 § 2. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 120.00-a to read
4 as follows:
5 § 120.00-a Aggravated assault.
6 A person is guilty of aggravated assault when:
7 1. With intent to cause physical injury to another person, he or she
8 causes serious physical injury or death to such person or to a third
9 person; or
10 2. He or she recklessly causes serious physical injury or death to
11 another person; or
12 3. With criminal negligence, he or she causes serious physical injury
13 or death to another person by means of a deadly weapon or a dangerous
15 Aggravated assault is a class E felony.
16 § 3. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
17 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.