A04315 Summary:

BILL NOA04315
 
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Increases the penalties for sexual performances by a child; increases age from 16 to 18 for application of existing sexual performance crimes; creates crimes of use of a child in a sexual performance in the first degree, promoting an obscene sexual performance by a child in the first degree, and promoting a sexual performance by a child in the first degree; provides for consecutive sentencing upon certain multiple convictions.
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A04315 Actions:

BILL NOA04315
 
02/02/2017referred to codes
01/03/2018referred to codes
06/05/2018held for consideration in codes
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A04315 Committee Votes:

CODES Chair:Lentol DATE:06/05/2018AYE/NAY:16/6 Action: Held for Consideration
LentolAyeCurranNay
SchimmingerAyeGiglioNay
PretlowAyeMontesanoNay
CookAyeMorinelloNay
CymbrowitzAyePalumboNay
TitusAyeGarbarinoNay
O'DonnellAye
LavineAye
PerryAye
ZebrowskiAye
AbinantiAye
WeprinAye
MosleyAye
HevesiAye
FahyAye
SeawrightAye

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A04315 Floor Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A04315 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          4315
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    February 2, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by M. of A. LAWRENCE -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Codes
 
        AN  ACT  to  amend the penal law, in relation to increasing the criminal
          penalties for sexual performances  by  a  child  and  in  relation  to
          providing for consecutive sentencing upon certain multiple convictions

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Subdivisions 1 and 2 of section 263.00 of the penal law, as
     2  amended by chapter 1 of the  laws  of  2000,  are  amended  to  read  as
     3  follows:
     4    1.  "Sexual performance" means any performance or part thereof which[,
     5  for purposes of section 263.16 of this article,] includes sexual conduct
     6  by a child less than [sixteen] eighteen years of age [or,  for  purposes
     7  of  section 263.05 or 263.15 of this article, includes sexual conduct by
     8  a child less than seventeen years of age].
     9    2. "Obscene sexual performance"  means  any  performance  which[,  for
    10  purposes  of section 263.11 of this article,] includes sexual conduct by
    11  a child less than [sixteen] eighteen years of age [or, for  purposes  of
    12  section  263.10 of this article, includes sexual conduct by a child less
    13  than seventeen years of age,] in any material which is obscene, as  such
    14  term is defined in section 235.00 of this [chapter] part.
    15    §  2.  The penal law is amended by adding a new section 263.03 to read
    16  as follows:
    17  § 263.03 Use of a child in a sexual performance in the first degree.
    18    A person is guilty of the use of a child in a  sexual  performance  in
    19  the  first  degree  if  knowing  the  character  and  content thereof he
    20  employs, authorizes or induces a child less than twelve years of age  to
    21  engage  in  a  sexual  performance  or being a parent, legal guardian or
    22  custodian of such child, he consents to the participation by such  child
    23  in a sexual performance.
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD05731-01-7

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     1    Use  of a child in a sexual performance in the first degree is a class
     2  B felony.
     3    §  3.  Section 263.05 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 1 of the
     4  laws of 2000, is amended to read as follows:
     5  § 263.05 Use of a child in a sexual performance in the second degree.
     6    A person is guilty of the use of a child in a  sexual  performance  in
     7  the  second  degree  if  knowing  the  character  and content thereof he
     8  employs, authorizes or induces a child less  than  [seventeen]  eighteen
     9  years  of age to engage in a sexual performance or being a parent, legal
    10  guardian or custodian of such child, he consents to the participation by
    11  such child in a sexual performance.
    12    Use of a child in a sexual performance in the second degree is a class
    13  C felony.
    14    § 4. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 263.08  to  read
    15  as follows:
    16  § 263.08 Promoting an obscene sexual performance by a child in the first
    17             degree.
    18    A  person  is  guilty  of promoting an obscene sexual performance by a
    19  child in the first degree when, knowing the character and content there-
    20  of, he produces, directs  or  promotes  any  obscene  performance  which
    21  includes sexual conduct by a child less than twelve years of age.
    22    Promoting an obscene sexual performance by a child in the first degree
    23  is a class C felony.
    24    §  5.  Section 263.10 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 1 of the
    25  laws of 2000, is amended to read as follows:
    26  § 263.10 Promoting an obscene sexual  performance  by  a  child  in  the
    27             second degree.
    28    A  person  is  guilty  of promoting an obscene sexual performance by a
    29  child in the second degree when, knowing the character and content ther-
    30  eof, he produces, directs or  promotes  any  obscene  performance  which
    31  includes  sexual conduct by a child less than [seventeen] eighteen years
    32  of age.
    33    Promoting an obscene sexual performance  by  a  child  in  the  second
    34  degree is a class D felony.
    35    § 6. Section 263.11 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 456 of the
    36  laws of 2012, is amended to read as follows:
    37  § 263.11 Possessing an obscene sexual performance by a child.
    38    A  person  is  guilty of possessing an obscene sexual performance by a
    39  child when, knowing the character and content thereof, he knowingly  has
    40  in his possession or control, or knowingly accesses with intent to view,
    41  any  obscene  performance  which includes sexual conduct by a child less
    42  than [sixteen] eighteen years of age.
    43    Possessing an obscene sexual performance by a child is a class E felo-
    44  ny.
    45    § 7. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 263.13  to  read
    46  as follows:
    47  § 263.13 Promoting a sexual performance by a child in the first degree.
    48    A person is guilty of promoting a sexual performance by a child in the
    49  first degree when, knowing the character and content thereof, he produc-
    50  es, directs or promotes any performance which includes sexual conduct by
    51  a child less than twelve years of age.
    52    Promoting  a  sexual  performance  by a child in the first degree is a
    53  class C felony.
    54    § 8. Section 263.15 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 1  of  the
    55  laws of 2000, is amended to read as follows:
    56  § 263.15 Promoting a sexual performance by a child in the second degree.

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     1    A person is guilty of promoting a sexual performance by a child in the
     2  second  degree  when,  knowing  the  character  and  content thereof, he
     3  produces, directs or promotes  any  performance  which  includes  sexual
     4  conduct by a child less than [seventeen] eighteen years of age.
     5    Promoting  a  sexual  performance by a child in the second degree is a
     6  class D felony.
     7    § 9. Section 263.16 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 456 of the
     8  laws of 2012, is amended to read as follows:
     9  § 263.16 Possessing a sexual performance by a child.
    10    A person is guilty of possessing a sexual performance by a child when,
    11  knowing the character and content  thereof,  he  knowingly  has  in  his
    12  possession  or  control,  or knowingly accesses with intent to view, any
    13  performance which includes sexual conduct by a child less than [sixteen]
    14  eighteen years of age.
    15    Possessing a sexual performance by a child is a class E felony.
    16    § 10. Subdivision 1 of section 263.20 of the penal law, as amended  by
    17  chapter 1 of the laws of 2000, is amended to read as follows:
    18    1.  Under  this  article,  it shall be an affirmative defense that the
    19  defendant in good faith reasonably believed the person appearing in  the
    20  performance  was, for purposes of section 263.11 or 263.16 of this arti-
    21  cle, sixteen years of age or over or, for purposes  of  section  263.05,
    22  263.10  or  263.15 of this article, [seventeen] eighteen years of age or
    23  over.
    24    § 11. The opening paragraph of subdivision  1  and  subdivision  2  of
    25  section  70.25  of the penal law, the opening paragraph of subdivision 1
    26  as amended by chapter 372 of the laws  of  1981  and  subdivision  2  as
    27  amended  by chapter 56 of the laws of 1984, are amended and a new subdi-
    28  vision 6 is added to read as follows:
    29    Except as provided in subdivisions two, two-a [and], five and  six  of
    30  this  section,  when multiple sentences of imprisonment are imposed on a
    31  person at the same time, or when a person who is subject to any  undisc-
    32  harged  term  of  imprisonment  imposed at a previous time by a court of
    33  this state is sentenced to  an  additional  term  of  imprisonment,  the
    34  sentence or sentences imposed by the court shall run either concurrently
    35  or consecutively with respect to each other and the undischarged term or
    36  terms  in  such  manner as the court directs at the time of sentence. If
    37  the court does not specify the manner in which a sentence imposed by  it
    38  is to run, the sentence shall run as follows:
    39    2.  When more than one sentence of imprisonment is imposed on a person
    40  for two or more offenses committed through a single act or omission,  or
    41  through  an  act  or  omission  which  in  itself constituted one of the
    42  offenses and also was a material element of the  other,  the  sentences,
    43  except  if  one  or more of such sentences is for a violation of section
    44  263.03, 263.05, 263.08, 263.10, 263.13, 263.15, or 270.20 of this  chap-
    45  ter, must run concurrently.
    46    6.  When  a person is convicted of use of a child in a sexual perform-
    47  ance in the first degree as defined in section 263.03 of this chapter or
    48  use of a child in a sexual performance in the second degree  as  defined
    49  in  section  263.05  of  this  chapter  or  promoting  an obscene sexual
    50  performance by a child in the first degree as defined in section  263.08
    51  of this chapter or promoting an obscene sexual performance by a child in
    52  the  second  degree  as  defined  in  section  263.10 of this chapter or
    53  promoting a sexual performance by a child in the first degree as defined
    54  in section 263.13 of this chapter or promoting a sexual performance by a
    55  child in the second degree as defined in section 263.15 of this chapter,

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     1  and any other crime, the sentences for such  crimes  shall  run  consec-
     2  utively.
     3    §  12.  This  act  shall  take  effect  on  the first of November next
     4  succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.
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