STATE OF NEW YORK
2023-2024 Regular Sessions
February 3, 2023
Introduced by Sen. LANZA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes
AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to establishing the offense
of official interference with transportation
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 195.03 to
2 read as follows:
3 § 195.03 Official interference with transportation.
4 A public servant is guilty of official interference with transporta-
5 tion when, with intent to impede, hamper, stall or otherwise interfere
6 with the ordinary progress of any form of transportation on, in or
7 through the roadways, highways, bridges, railways, waterways or airways
8 of the state, he or she:
9 1. commits an act constituting an unauthorized exercise of his or her
10 official functions, knowing that such act is unauthorized; or
11 2. knowingly refrains from performing an official duty imposed upon
12 him or her, or is clearly inherent in the nature of his or her public
14 Official interference with transportation is a class E felony.
15 § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.