In New York law, Article 500 refers to Laws repealed; Time of taking effect. If you have been charged with such an offense, you should contact a criminal defense attorney immediately.
The complete law is as follows:
Article 500: Laws Repealed; Time of taking Effect
NY PENAL LAW § 500.05
Chapter eighty-eight of the laws of nineteen hundred nine, entitled “An act providing for the punishment of crime, constituting chapter forty of the consolidated laws,” and all acts amendatory thereof and supplemental thereto, constituting the penal law as heretofore in force, are hereby repealed.
NY PENAL LAW § 500.10
Time of Taking Effect
This act shall take effect September first, nineteen hundred sixty-seven.