Senate passes bill to toughen carjacking penalties when a child is inside the vehicle

ALBANY, N.Y. – The New York State Senate passed legislation
that would increase criminal penalties for carjacking when a child under the age
of 16 is present in the vehicle.

The bill, S1905, would make the crime a class B felony and
punishable by up to 25 years in prison. It is sponsored by Senate Majority
Coalition Co-Leader Dean Skelos.

“Thefts of this nature expose children to trauma that can
have profound and long-lasting impacts,” Skelos said. “This bill would give
prosecutors greater power to punish any criminal who risks the life of a child
as part of a carjacking.”

The bill was sent to the Assembly.

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