Division of Criminal Justice Services

Current Summary of Changes to the Coded Law File

Law File Changes – January 19, 2016

Note: Laws added to the file since the last posting on October 22nd, 2015 begin with relative address/law ordinal 8511. 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.

With this new posting (and with the more recent ones), a new file format is available to replace the legacy mainframe flat file. The content, however, is based on our Oracle table as the mainframe law table no longer exists due to the decommissioning of our mainframe.


Chapter 368 of the Laws of 2015 – Enacted the Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act which designated as a violent felony certain subdivisions of sex trafficking and labor trafficking (ordinals 7741 and 7740 were updated);  added the new crimes of aggravated  labor trafficking, patronizing a person for prostitution in a school zone, aggravated patronizing a minor for  prostitution in the first, second and third degrees ; amended existing prostitution offenses and added a new subdivision to the crime of loitering.

Chapter 487 of the Laws of 2015 – amended Penal Law §120.05(11), assault in the second degree: to include the assault of an on duty emergency medical service paramedic or emergency medical service technician within the crime.

Chapter 373 of the laws of 2015 – amended Penal Law §245.00, public lewdness to prohibit committing a lewd act while trespassing in a dwelling with the intent to be seen by a lawful occupant.

Law File Changes:

Added new ordinals 8511 – 8547 per Chapter 368 of the Laws of 2015

Repealed ordinals 2591, 2596, 2606, 2610, 2611, 2612, 2670 7369, 7718, 7720, 7721, 7722, 7748, 7749, 7750, 7751, 7752, 7753, 7754, 7755, 7756, 7757, 7758, 7759, 7760 effective 01/18/16 (replaced with new ordinals 8511 - 8547)

Added new ordinals 8550 – 8553 per Chapter 487 of the Laws of 2015

Repealed ordinals 8470, 8471, 8472, 8473 effective 02/17/16 (replaced with new ordinals 8550 – 8553)

Added new ordinals 8548 and 8549 – per Chapter 373 of the laws of 2015

Repealed ordinal 7239 effective 10/31/15 (replaced with new ordinals 8548 and 8549)

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