senate Bill S1496

Makes the commission of cruelty to 10 or more animals during the same criminal transaction, a class E felony

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 02 / Feb / 2009
    • REFERRED TO AGRICULTURE
  • 06 / Jan / 2010
    • REFERRED TO AGRICULTURE

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Bill Details

Versions:
S1496
Legislative Cycle:
2009-2010
Current Committee:
Senate Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER: S1496

TITLE OF BILL :
An act to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to
cruelty to ten or more animals

PURPOSE :
To make cruelty to ten or more animals during the same criminal
transaction a class E felony

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS :
Section 1 -- Amends section 353 of the Agriculture and Markets law and
establishes that anyone who is cruel to ten or more animals in the
same criminal transaction is guilty of a class E felony.

Section 2 -- Effective date.

JUSTIFICATION :
Animal abuse or neglect must never he tolerated by the people of New
York State Abusing or neglecting one animal is truly awful and should
be punished appropriately. As bad as that is. abusing multiple
animals is even worse.

This bill attempts to create an appropriate punishment for those who
abuse or neglect ten or more animals in a single criminal transaction,
Hopefully, by making this crime a class E felony, we can not only
create a fair punishment but also deter those who may potentially
treat animals in such a terrible manner

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :

S.5989/A.9529 of 2004
S.2981/A.977 of 2005-2006
S.913/A.11486 of 2007-2008

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
None.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE :
This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeeding
the date on which it shall have become a law.
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