Amendment Concerning Sexual Contact Definition
LAWS OF NEW YORK, 2010
CHAPTER 193


AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to expanding the definition
of sexual contact in regard to sex offenses and making technical
corrections to such provisions


Became a law July 15, 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:


Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 130.00 of the penal law, as
amended by chapter 650 of the laws of 1984, is amended to read as
follows:

3. "Sexual contact" means any touching of the sexual or other intimate
parts of a person [not married to the actor] for the purpose of gratify-
ing sexual desire of either party. It includes the touching of the actor
by the victim, as well as the touching of the victim by the actor,
whether directly or through clothing, as well as the emission of ejacu-
late by the actor upon any part of the victim, clothed or unclothed.

§ 2. Subdivision 2 of section 260.31 of the penal law, as added by
chapter 381 of the laws of 1998 and such section as renumbered by chap-
ter 14 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:

2. "Sexual contact" means any touching of the sexual or other intimate
parts of a person [not married to the actor] for the purpose of gratify-
ing sexual desire of either party. It includes the touching of the actor
by the victim, as well as the touching of the victim by the actor,
whether directly or through clothing, as well as the emission of ejacu-
late by the actor upon any part of the victim, clothed or unclothed.

§ 3. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after 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
Temporary President of the Senate

SHELDON SILVER
Speaker of the Assembly


EXPLANATION--Matter in italics is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.