Division of Criminal Justice Services

Current Summary of Changes to the Coded Law File

Law File Changes – October 22, 2015
Note: Laws added to the file since the last posting on September 24th, 2014 begin with relative address/law ordinal 8501. Be aware, however, that changes/corrections have been made to existing laws. A summary is shown below, but may not be complete. We recommend that you overwrite the existing law file with the new one.

With this new posting (and with the more recent ones), a new file format is available to replace the legacy mainframe flat file. The content, however, is based on our Oracle table as the mainframe law table no longer exists due to the decommissioning of our mainframe.

Legislation:

Chapter 242 of the Laws of 2015 – Added a new Penal Law §195.02, concealment of a human corpse, a class E felony.  This section is effective 11/22/2015.

Chapter 115 of the laws of 2015 – Amended General Business Law §70 to remove references to bail enforcement agents and watch, guard or patrol agencies and, effective 8/13/16, raised the offense of practicing as a private investigator without a license to a class A misdemeanor. 

Chapter 115 of the laws of 2015 – Add a new section General Business Law §70-a pertaining to the licensing of bail enforcement agents and watch, guard or patrol agencies.  Practicing without a license is a class B misdemeanor.  This law is effective 8/13/2016.

Chapter 250 of the Laws of 2015 – Amended Penal Law 130.52, forcible touching, by re-numbering the existing crime as subdivision one and adding a subdivision two to prohibit subjecting a person to sexual contact on a municipal bus, train or subway car.  This amendment is effective 11/1/2015.

Chapter 252 of the Laws of 2015 – Amended Agriculture and Markets Law §§203 and 204 by including birch and walnut syrups within the crime of selling imitation or mislabeled syrup.  This amendment is effective on 10/25/2015.

 

Law File Changes:

Added ordinal 8501 – per Chapter 242 of the Laws of 2015 - new Penal Law §195.02

Repealed ordinal 1065 effective 8/12/16 (replaced with new ordinals 8502 and 8503)
Added new ordinal 8502 per Chapter 115 of the Laws of 2015 – Amended General Business Law §70
Added new ordinal 8503 per Chapter 115 of the Laws of 2015 – Added General Business Law section §70-a

Repealed ordinal 6972 effective 10/31/15 (replaced with new ordinals 8504, 8505 and 8506)
Added new ordinals 8504, 8505, 8506 per Chapter 250 of the Laws of 2015 – Amended Penal Law 130.52

Repealed ordinals 245 and 248 effective 10/24/15 (replaced with new ordinals 8507, 8508, 8509 and 8510)
Added new ordinals 8507, 8508, 8509 and 8510 per Chapter 252 of the Laws of 2015 - Amended Agriculture and Markets Law §§203 and 204

Repealed ordinal 5370, effective 9/29/15.  This law was added in error in 1989 as a crime with no degree.  The correct ordinal, 5309, is still a good law.

 

Archive of Changes: