STATE OF NEW YORK
2021-2022 Regular Sessions
January 6, 2021
Introduced by Sens. BIAGGI, HOYLMAN, KAMINSKY -- read twice and ordered
printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes
AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to establishing the crime 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 240.33 to
2 read as follows:
3 § 240.33 Sexual harassment.
4 A person is guilty of sexual harassment when, with the purpose of
5 sexual arousal or gratification, and without consent, he or she slaps,
6 strikes, shoves or kicks another person, or otherwise subjects such
7 other person to physical contact, or attempts, or threatens to do the
9 Sexual harassment is a class A misdemeanor.
10 § 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
11 ing the date on which it shall have become a law.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.