2009 LAWS OF NEW YORK
CHAPTER 493

Became a law October 28, 2009, with the approval of the Governor.

Passed by a majority vote, three-fifths being present.

AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to the crime of aggravated interference with health care services

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

Section 1. Section 240.71 of the penal law, as added by chapter 635 of the laws of 1999, is amended to read as follows: § 240.71 Criminal interference with health care services or religious worship in the first degree.

A person is guilty of criminal interference with health care services or religious worship in the first degree when he or she commits the crime of criminal interference with health care services or religious worship in the second degree and has been previously convicted of the crime of criminal interference with health care services or religious worship in the first or second degree or aggravated interference with health care services in the first or second degree.

Criminal interference with health care services or religious worship in the first degree is a class E felony.

§ 2. The penal law is amended by adding two new sections 240.72 and 240.73 to read as follows: § 240.72 Aggravated interference with health care services in the second degree.

A person is guilty of the crime of aggravated interference with health care services in the second degree when he or she commits the crime of criminal interference with health care services or religious worship in violation of paragraph (a) of subdivision one of section 240.70 of this article and thereby causes physical injury to such other person who was obtaining or providing, or was assisting another person to obtain or provide reproductive health services.

Aggravated interference with health care services in the second degree is a class E felony.§ 240.73 Aggravated interference with health care services in the first degree.

A person is guilty of the crime of aggravated interference with health care services in the first degree when he or she commits the crime of criminal interference with health care services or religious worship in violation of paragraph (a) of subdivision one of section 240.70 of this article and thereby causes serious physical injury to such other person who was obtaining or providing, or who was assisting another person to obtain or provide reproductive health services.

Aggravated interference with health care services in the first degree is a class C felony.

§ 3. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall have become a law.