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A10057 Summary:

COSPNSRBerger, Glick, Hevesi, Lavine, Paulin, Stern, Sillitti
Add §240.12, Pen L
Establishes the offense of concealment of identity in a lawful assembly, unlawful assembly or riot.
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A10057 Actions:

05/02/2024referred to codes
05/08/2024amend and recommit to codes
05/08/2024print number 10057a
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A10057 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                       May 2, 2024
        Introduced  by  M. of A. DINOWITZ, BERGER, GLICK, HEVESI, DAVILA -- read
          once and referred to the Committee on Codes --  committee  discharged,
          bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as amended and recommitted to said
        AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to  unlawful  concealment  of
          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 240.12  to
     2  read as follows:
     3  § 240.12 Concealment  of  identity in a lawful assembly, unlawful assem-
     4             bly, or riot.
     5    1. It shall be unlawful for any  person  or  persons,  involved  in  a
     6  lawful  assembly,  unlawful  assembly, or riot, to wear a hood, mask, or
     7  device whereby the person or the person's face is  disguised  so  as  to
     8  conceal  the identity of the wearer. This section shall not apply to any
     9  person or persons wearing personal protective equipment for the  purpose
    10  of ensuring the physical health or safety of the wearer or others during
    11  a  declared public health emergency, nor shall it apply to any person or
    12  persons wearing attire that conceals their identity  if  the  attire  is
    13  worn for religious observance or customs.
    14    2.  For  the purposes of this section, "personal protective equipment"
    15  shall mean all equipment worn or used to minimize exposure to a communi-
    16  cable disease, including but not limited to face coverings  designed  to
    17  minimize exposure to a communicable disease and face shields.
    18    Concealment  of  identity  in a lawful assembly, unlawful assembly, or
    19  riot is a violation.
    20    § 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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