LAWS OF NEW YORK, 2010
AN ACT to amend the penal law and the executive law, in relation to
cases involving hate crimes
Became a law July 7, 2010, with the approval of the Governor.
Passed by a two-thirds vote.
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
bly, do enact as follows:
§ 1. Section 485.10 of the penal law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 5 to read as follows:
5. In addition to any of the dispositions authorized by this chapter,
the court may require as part of the sentence imposed upon a person
convicted of a hate crime pursuant to this article, that the defendant
complete a program, training session or counseling session directed at
hate crime prevention and education, where the court determines such
program, training session or counseling session is appropriate, avail-
able and was developed or authorized by the court or local agencies in
cooperation with organizations serving the affected community.
§ 2. Subdivision 7 of section 837-a of the executive law, as added by
chapter 1 of the laws of 1995, is amended to read as follows:
7. Contract with an organization having substantial knowledge and
experience in the prosecution of serious criminal matters for the devel-
opment and provision of continuing legal education, training, advice and
assistance for prosecutors in the prosecution of capital cases and hate
§ 3. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
ing the date upon which it shall have become a law.
The Legislature of the STATE OF NEW YORK ss:
Pursuant to the authority vested in us by section 70-b of the Public
Officers Law, we hereby jointly certify that this slip copy of this
session law was printed under our direction and, in accordance with such
section, is entitled to be read into evidence.
MALCOLM A. SMITH
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics is new; matter in brackets [