assembly Bill A1843

Amended

Includes wildlife animals as those subject to the animal cruelty provisions

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ROSENTHAL

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 12 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO AGRICULTURE
  • 22 / Mar / 2011
    • REPORTED REFERRED TO CODES
  • 01 / Apr / 2011
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO CODES
  • 01 / Apr / 2011
    • PRINT NUMBER 1843A
  • 14 / Apr / 2011
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO CODES
  • 14 / Apr / 2011
    • PRINT NUMBER 1843B
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO AGRICULTURE
  • 09 / Jan / 2012
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO AGRICULTURE
  • 09 / Jan / 2012
    • PRINT NUMBER 1843C
  • 20 / Apr / 2012
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO AGRICULTURE
  • 20 / Apr / 2012
    • PRINT NUMBER 1843D
  • 08 / May / 2012
    • REPORTED REFERRED TO CODES

Summary

Includes wildlife animals as those subject to the animal cruelty provisions of the agriculture and markets law.

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Bill Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3153
Versions:
A1843
A1843A
A1843B
A1843C
A1843D
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง353-a, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2009-2010: A6077A, S5144
2007-2008: A7870A
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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1843

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 12, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. ROSENTHAL, BENEDETTO, HOYT, MAISEL, MAYERSOHN,
  MILLMAN, KAVANAGH, PHEFFER, PAULIN, TITONE -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.
  of A. BING, BOYLAND, COLTON, GABRYSZAK, HEVESI, LIFTON, REILLY,  SWEE-
  NEY, WEISENBERG -- read once and referred to the Committee on Agricul-
  ture

AN  ACT  to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to aggra-
  vated cruelty to animals

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Subdivisions  1 and 2 of section 353-a of the agriculture
and markets law, as added by chapter  118  of  the  laws  of  1999,  are
amended to read as follows:
  1.  A  person is guilty of aggravated cruelty to animals when, with no
justifiable purpose, he or  she  intentionally  kills  or  intentionally
causes  serious  physical  injury  to a companion animal OR WILDLIFE, AS
DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION SIX  OF  SECTION  11-0103  OF  THE  ENVIRONMENTAL
CONSERVATION  LAW,  OTHER  THAN  INSECTS  with aggravated cruelty.   For
purposes of this section, "aggravated cruelty" shall mean conduct which:
(i) is intended to cause extreme physical  pain;  or  (ii)  is  done  or
carried out in an especially depraved or sadistic manner.
  2. Nothing contained in this section shall be construed to prohibit or
interfere  in any way with anyone lawfully engaged in hunting, trapping,
or fishing, as provided in article eleven of the environmental conserva-
tion law, ACTIVITIES DEEMED TO BE SOUND AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES  PURSUANT
TO SECTION THREE HUNDRED EIGHT OF THIS CHAPTER, the dispatch of rabid or
diseased animals, as provided in article twenty-one of the public health
law, or the dispatch of animals posing a threat to human safety or other
animals, where such action is otherwise legally authorized, or any prop-
erly  conducted scientific tests, experiments, or investigations involv-
ing the use of living animals, performed or conducted in laboratories or

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02265-01-1

A. 1843                             2

institutions approved for such purposes by the  commissioner  of  health
pursuant to section three hundred fifty-three of this article.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
have become a law.

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