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A08951 Summary:

BILL NOA08951A
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORPheffer Amato
 
COSPNSRBerger, Buttenschon
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Add §490.29, Pen L
 
Establishes the crime of domestic act of terrorism; includes blocking of a public road, bridge, transportation facility or tunnel as when, acting with the intent to cause the deliberate blocking of every class of a public road, bridge, transportation facility or tunnel that interferes with traffic and public safety; makes such crime a class D felony.
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A08951 Actions:

BILL NOA08951A
 
01/30/2024referred to codes
02/02/2024amend (t) and recommit to codes
02/02/2024print number 8951a
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A08951 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         8951--A
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 30, 2024
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of A. PHEFFER AMATO -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Codes --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
          reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
        AN  ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to establishing the crime of
          domestic act of terrorism; blocking of a public road,  bridge,  trans-
          portation facility or tunnel

          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 490.29  to
     2  read as follows:
     3  § 490.29 Domestic  act  of terrorism; blocking of a public road, bridge,
     4             transportation facility or tunnel.
     5    1. A person is guilty of the  crime  of  domestic  act  of  terrorism;
     6  blocking  of  a  public  road, bridge, transportation facility or tunnel
     7  when such person acts with the intent to cause the  deliberate  blocking
     8  of  every  class  of  a  public road, bridge, transportation facility or
     9  tunnel that interferes with traffic and public safety.
    10    2. For the purposes of this section, the following  terms  shall  have
    11  the following meanings:
    12    (a)  "Public  road" shall include a street, avenue, road, alley, lane,
    13  highway, boulevard, concourse,  parkway,  driveway,  culvert,  sidewalk,
    14  crosswalk, boardwalk and viaduct, and every class of public road, square
    15  and place.
    16    (b) "Transportation facility" means any conveyance, premises, or place
    17  used  for or in connection with public passenger transportation, whether
    18  by air, railroad, motor vehicle  or  any  other  method.    It  includes
    19  aircraft, watercraft, railroad cars, subway cars, buses, school buses as
    20  defined in section one hundred forty-two of the vehicle and traffic law,
    21  and  air,  boat, subway, railroad and bus terminals and stations and all
    22  appurtenances thereto.
    23    Domestic act of terrorism; blocking of a public road,  bridge,  trans-
    24  portation facility or tunnel is a class D felony.
    25    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD14088-02-4
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