AMENDMENT OF THE ELIMINATION OF THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR B SEX FELONIES

LAWS OF NEW YORK, 2008
CHAPTER 467

AN ACT to amend the criminal procedure law, in relation to the timeliness of prosecutions

Became a law August 5, 2008, with the approval of the Governor.
Passed by a majority vote, three-fifths being present.

The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
bly, do enact as follows:

Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 2 of section 30.10 of the
criminal procedure law, as amended by chapter 3 of the laws of 2006, is
amended to read as follows:
(a) A prosecution for a class A felony, or rape in the first degree as
defined in section 130.35 of the penal law, or [criminal sexual act in
the first degree as] a crime defined or formerly defined in section
130.50 of the penal law, or aggravated sexual abuse in the first degree
as defined in section 130.70 of the penal law, or course of sexual
conduct against a child in the first degree as defined in section 130.75
of the penal law may be commenced at any time;
§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately and section one of this
act shall apply to offenses committed on and after such date as well as
to offenses committed prior thereto, provided that section one of this
act shall not apply to offenses committed prior to such date on which
the prosecution thereof was barred under the provisions of section 30.10
of the criminal procedure law in effect immediately prior to such date.

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.

JOSEPH L. BRUNO
Temporary President of the Senate
SHELDON SILVER
Speaker of the Assembly