STATE OF NEW YORK
2021-2022 Regular Sessions
January 28, 2021
Introduced by M. of A. HAWLEY, MORINELLO, SALKA -- Multi-Sponsored by --
M. of A. BYRNES -- read once and referred 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. The closing paragraph of section 125.05 of the penal law,
2 as amended by chapter 1 of the laws of 2019, is amended to read as
4 "Person," when referring to the victim of a homicide, means a human
5 being who has been born and is alive. This provision shall be known as
6 "Mya's law".
7 § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.