Sex Offenders and Criminal Trespass
LAWS OF NEW YORK, 2010
AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to the crime of criminal
trespass in the second degree
Became a law August 13, 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:
Section 1. Section 140.15 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 341
of the laws of 1969, is amended to read as follows:
§ 140.15 Criminal trespass in the second degree.
A person is guilty of criminal trespass in the second degree when:
1. he or she knowingly enters or remains unlawfully in a dwelling; or
2. being a person required to maintain registration under article
six-C of the correction law and designated a level two or level three
offender pursuant to subdivision six of section one hundred
sixty-eight-l of the correction law, he or she enters or remains in a
public or private elementary, parochial, intermediate, junior high,
vocational or high school knowing that the victim of the offense for
which such registration is required attends or formerly attended such
school. It shall not be an offense subject to prosecution under this
subdivision if: the person is a lawfully registered student at such
school; the person is a lawful student participant in a school sponsored
event; the person is a parent or a legal guardian of a lawfully regis-
tered student at such school and enters the school for the purpose of
attending their child's or dependent's event or activity; such school is
the person's designated pol ling place and he or she enters such school
building for the limited purpose of voting; or if the person enters such
school building for the limited purposes authorized by the superinten-
dent or chief administrator of such school.
Criminal trespass in the second degree is a class A misdemeanor.
§ 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
ing the date on 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.
MALCOLM A. SMITH
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics is new; matter in brackets [