Coded Law File
Current Summary of Changes:
Law File Changes- Jan, 2006
Note: Laws added to the file since the last posting on July 14, 2005 begin with relative address/law ordinal 7273. 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.
This posting includes changes pursuant to the following major legislative initiatives:
Chapter 394 of 2005 - METHAMPHETAMINE legislation amended the penal law to: (1) create crimes for the unlawful manufacture of meth; (2) create crimes for the criminal possession of meth manufacturing material, criminal possession of precursors of meth manufacturing material, and unlawful disposal of meth lab materials, to allow law enforcement officials to arrest and prosecute when a meth lab is discovered even if the finished product is not found; (3) identify and define meth "precursors" (ephedrine or pseudoephedrine), the ingredients used to "cook" the precursors into meth ("chemical reagents" and "solvents") as well as the equipment used to manufacture the drug; and (4) allow prosecutors to seek felony level convictions for possession of stolen anhydrous ammonia, as well as larceny of anhydrous ammonia, when those crimes are committed with intent to use the materials to manufacture meth. The legislation created the following new crimes and charges:
- Criminal Possession of Methamphetamine Manufacturing Material: 1st Degree- PL 220.71, a class E felony; and 2nd Degree- PL 220.70, a class A misdemeanor.
- Criminal Possession of Precursors of Methamphetamine: PL 220.72, a class E felony.
- Unlawful Manufacture of Methamphetamine: 1st Degree- PL 220.75, a class B felony; 2nd Degree- PL 220.74, a class C felony; and 3rd Degree- PL 220.73, a class D felony.
- Unlawful Disposal of Methamphetamine Lab Material: PL 220.76, a class E felony.
- Grand Larceny 4th degree (PL 155.30 sub 11 class E felony)- property consisting of anhydrous ammonia or liquified ammonia gas for the manufacture of methamphetamine; and the Hate Crime variation of that offense (PL 155.30 sub 11H class D felony).
- Criminal possession of stolen property 4th degree (PL 165.45 sub 7 class E felony)- property consists of anhydrous ammonia or liquified ammonia gas for the manufacture of methamphetamine.
Chapter 764 of 2005- Firearms legislation toughened existing weapons offenses, and created the following new crimes and charges:
Criminal sale of a firearm: 1st degree- a new subdivision 2 under PL 265.13 for the illegal sale of ten or more firearms within a one year period, a class B felony; and 2nd degree- a new subdivision 2 under PL 265.12 for the illegal sale of five or more firearms within a one year period, a class C felony.
Chapter 765 of 2005- CRIMES AGAINST POLICE ACT created the following new crimes and charges:
- Aggravated murder: PL 125.26, a class A-I felony.
- Aggravated manslaughter: 1st degree- PL 125.22, a class B felony; and 2nd degree- PL 125.21, a class C felony.
- Aggravated criminally negligent homicide: PL 125.11, a class C felony.
- Menacing a police officer or peace officer: PL 120.18, a class D felony.
Other Law Changes:
A repeal date was added to ordinals 287, 1475, 2632, 2657, 2750, 3828, 5187, 5477, 5871, 5872, 6000- 6003, 6005- 6007, 6050-6051, 6129, 6565, 6569- 6577, 6585, 6802, 6981, 7081. A repeal date was removed from ordinal 1555.
A date_invalidated was added to ordinals 1476, 7080.
An Unconstitutional_date was added to 2661, 5187, and 6981; and modified on 2657.
The literals were modified on ordinals 1555, 2750, 6050-6051, 6577, 7272.
The NCIC code and literals were modified on ordinals 710 and 711. (Note: these ordinals were created by DCJS for internal use, where a charge is required but not available.)
The NCIC code for relative address 6331 was corrected to 5707; literals modified on 6585-6586.