Division of Criminal Justice Services

Coded Law File

Law File Changes - September 7, 2007

Note: Laws added to the file since the last posting on April 16, 2007 begin with relative address/law ordinal 7610. 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.


Chapter 7 (bill S3318) enacted the Sex Offender Management and Treatment Act. This extensive legislation encompassed many law changes, including the creation of a new class of offense, “Sexually Motivated Felony,” under PL 130.91. These have been updated to the coded law file in a similar manner as Hate Crimes: a new law for each of the specified offenses has been updated with a new law ordinal and a subsection which ends in “X,” to denote the “sexually motivated” version. These offenses have the same class and category as the underlying offenses, but are subject to sentence enhancement.

Chapter 8 amended the offense of Disseminating Indecent Material to Minors, ensuring that graphic written text transmitted to a minor via computer falls within the purview of the statute. The change took effect on 3/19/2007.

Chapter 373 (bill S6277) amended the Correction Law, in relation to the failure to register or verify under the Sex Offender Registration Act. A first offense was increased in severity from a class A Misdemeanor to a class E Felony. (Note: Violations of 168-v were not changed.)

Law File Changes:

A repeal date was added to ordinals 6671, 6679, 6680, 6731, 6884, 6890, 6980, 7017, 7019, 7021, 7023, 7025, 7027, 7029, 7031, 7038, 7043, 7296, 7462, 7464, 7466.

The literals were modified on ordinals 710, 711, 2047, 2129, 2136, 2608, 2610, 3774, 5257, 5910 and 5911.

The JO indicator on ordinals 5618, 5910 and 5911 was set to zero (had been null).

The JD indicator on ordinal 5618 was set to zero (had been null).

The weapon indicator was changed on ordinal 2026.

The bus driver value was changed on ordinal 5631 (oracle only).

Mainframe file only:

Ordinals 6679 and 6680- modified the 21-character section from VTL03750 to VTL 0375, and the 21-character subsection to insert a leading zero.

Archive of Changes:

Law File Changes - April 2007

Law File Changes - February 2007

Law File Changes - November 2006

Law File Changes- July 2006

Law File Changes- January 2006

Law File Changes- July 13, 2005

Law File Changes- February 28, 2005

Law File Changes- February 1, 2005

Law File Changes- October 2004

Law File Changes- February 2004

Law File Changes- October 2003

Law File Changes- August 2003

Law File Changes- June 2003

Law File Changes- April 2003

Law File Changes- January 2003

Law File Changes- November 2002

Law file Changes - Anti-Terrorism Legislation of 2001

Law File Changes - Hate Crimes Act of 2000