Hate Crimes

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  penal law and the executive law, in relation to
cases involving hate crimes

Became a law July 7, 2010, with the approval of the Governor.
Passed by a two-thirds vote.

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

§ 1. Section 485.10 of the penal law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 5 to read as follows:

5. In addition to any of the dispositions authorized by this  chapter,
the  court  may  require  as  part of the sentence imposed upon a person
convicted of a hate crime pursuant to this article, that  the  defendant
complete  a  program, training session or counseling session directed at
hate crime prevention and education, where  the  court  determines  such
program,  training  session or counseling session is appropriate, avail-
able and was developed or authorized by the court or local  agencies  in
cooperation with organizations serving the affected community.

§  2. Subdivision 7 of section 837-a of the executive law, as added by
chapter 1 of the laws of 1995, is amended to read as follows:

7. Contract with an  organization  having  substantial  knowledge  and
experience in the prosecution of serious criminal matters for the devel-
opment and provision of continuing legal education, training, advice and
assistance  for prosecutors in the prosecution of capital cases and hate

§ 3. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
ing the date upon which 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.

Temporary President of the Senate

Speaker of the Assembly

EXPLANATION--Matter in italics is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.