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A08849 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 18, 2024
        Introduced by M. of A. SAYEGH -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Codes
        AN  ACT  to  amend  the  penal  law, in relation to including removal or
          threat of removal of religious clothing as  aggravated  harassment  in
          the second degree
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Subdivision 3 of  section  240.30  of  the  penal  law,  as
     2  amended by chapter 8 of the laws of 2019, is amended to read as follows:
     3    3. With the intent to harass, annoy, threaten or alarm another person,
     4  he  or  she strikes, shoves, kicks, or otherwise subjects another person
     5  to physical contact, including removing a religious clothing article  or
     6  headdress  from  such  person,  or  attempts or threatens to do the same
     7  because of a belief or perception regarding such person's  race,  color,
     8  national  origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, reli-
     9  gion, religious practice, age, disability or sexual orientation, regard-
    10  less of whether the belief or perception is correct; or
    11    § 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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