S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
S. 2517 A. 4039
1997-1998 Regular Sessions
S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y
February 10, 1997
IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sens. ABATE, GONZALEZ, LEICHTER, MARKOWITZ,
MONTGOMERY, ROSADO, SMITH, WALDON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed
to be committed to the Committee on Codes IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. GLICK,
GOTTFRIED, STRINGER, SANDERS -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. DINOWITZ, GENOVESI, GRAN-
NIS, JOHN, MAYERSOHN, WEINSTEIN -- read once and referred to the Committee on Codes AN ACT
to amend the penal law, in relation to removing the crime of consensual sodomy and
repealing section 130.38 of such law relating thereto
The people of the state of New York, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as
Section 1. Section 130.38 of the penal law is REPEALED.
§ 2. Subdivision 1 of section 130.05 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 1038 of
the laws of 1965, is amended to read as follows:
1. Whether or not specifically stated, it is an element of every offense defined in
this article[, except the offense of consensual sodomy,] that the sexual act was committed
without consent of the victim.
§ 3. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have become a law.
REPEAL NOTE.--Section 130.38 of the penal law proposed to be repealed by this act
establishes the crime of consensual sodomy.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law
to be omitted.
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