ELDER ASSAULT

LAWS OF NEW YORK, 2008
CHAPTER 68

AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to including injuring persons
sixty-five years or older as an assault in the second degree

Became a law April 30, 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. Section 120.05 of the penal law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 12 to read as follows:
12. With intent to cause physical injury to a person who is sixty-five
years of age or older, he or she causes such injury to such person, and
the actor is more than ten years younger than such person.

§ 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth 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.

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