senate Bill S6774

Amended

Prohibits persons from owning, possessing, selling, transferring or manufacturing animal fighting paraphernalia

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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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  • 21 / Mar / 2012
    • REFERRED TO AGRICULTURE
  • 27 / Mar / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.457
  • 28 / Mar / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 29 / Mar / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 19 / Apr / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 19 / Apr / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 19 / Apr / 2012
    • REFERRED TO CODES
  • 30 / May / 2012
    • RECALLED FROM ASSEMBLY
  • 30 / May / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 30 / May / 2012
    • VOTE RECONSIDERED - RESTORED TO THIRD READING
  • 30 / May / 2012
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING 6774A
  • 13 / Jun / 2012
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A9552A

Summary

Prohibits persons from owning, possessing, selling, transferring or manufacturing animal fighting paraphernalia with intent to engage in animal fighting.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S6774
S6774A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §351, Ag & Mkts L

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BILL NUMBER:S6774

TITLE OF BILL:

An act
to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to prohibiting
persons from owning, possessing, selling, transferring or manufacturing
animal fighting paraphernalia

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

Prohibits persons from owning, possessing, selling, transferring or
manufacturing animal fighting paraphernalia.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Amends section 351 of the agriculture and markets law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 6.

JUSTIFICATION:

This legislation would amend the provision which bans
animal fighting to prohibit persons from owning, possessing, selling,
transferring or manufacturing animal fighting paraphernalia.

Although "animal fighting" has been illegal for some time many
individuals still possess animal fighting paraphernalia - this
legislation would dose a loophole by making it illegal items used to
promote or facilitate animal fighting.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None to state.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6774

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 21, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. RITCHIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Agriculture

AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to  prohib-
  iting  persons from owning, possessing, selling, transferring or manu-
  facturing animal fighting paraphernalia

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

  Section  1.  Section 351 of the agriculture and markets law is amended
by adding a new subdivision 6 to read as follows:
  6. (A) ANY PERSON WHO INTENTIONALLY OWNS, POSSESSES, SELLS,  TRANSFERS
OR  MANUFACTURES ANIMAL FIGHTING PARAPHERNALIA WITH THE INTENT TO COMMIT
A VIOLATION OF SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION OR  WITH  THE  INTENT  TO
OTHERWISE  PROMOTE  OR FACILITATE ANIMAL FIGHTING AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVI-
SION ONE OF THIS SECTION IS GUILTY OF A CLASS B  MISDEMEANOR  PUNISHABLE
BY  IMPRISONMENT  FOR A PERIOD OF UP TO NINETY DAYS, OR BY A FINE NOT TO
EXCEED FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS, OR BY BOTH SUCH FINE AND IMPRISONMENT.  ANY
PERSON  WHO  ENGAGES  IN THE CONDUCT SPECIFIED IN THIS SUBDIVISION AFTER
HAVING BEEN CONVICTED WITHIN THE PREVIOUS FIVE YEARS OF A  VIOLATION  OF
THIS  SUBDIVISION IS GUILTY OF A MISDEMEANOR AND IS PUNISHABLE BY IMPRI-
SONMENT FOR A PERIOD NOT TO EXCEED ONE YEAR, OR BY A FINE NOT TO  EXCEED
ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS, OR BY BOTH SUCH FINE AND IMPRISONMENT.
  (B)  FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, ANIMAL FIGHTING PARAPHERNALIA SHALL
MEAN EQUIPMENT, PRODUCTS, OR  MATERIALS  OF  ANY  KIND  THAT  ARE  USED,
INTENDED  FOR  USE,  OR  DESIGNED  FOR USE IN THE TRAINING, PREPARATION,
CONDITIONING  OR  FURTHERANCE  OF  ANIMAL  FIGHTING.   ANIMAL   FIGHTING
PARAPHERNALIA INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:
  (I)  A  BREAKING  STICK,  WHICH  MEANS A DEVICE DESIGNED FOR INSERTION
BEHIND THE MOLARS OF A DOG FOR THE PURPOSE OF BREAKING THE DOG'S GRIP ON
ANOTHER ANIMAL OR OBJECT;
  (II) A CAT MILL, WHICH MEANS A DEVICE THAT ROTATES  AROUND  A  CENTRAL
SUPPORT  WITH  ONE  ARM DESIGNED TO SECURE A DOG AND ONE ARM DESIGNED TO
SECURE A CAT, RABBIT, OR OTHER SMALL ANIMAL BEYOND THE GRASP OF THE DOG;
  (III) A TREADMILL, WHICH MEANS AN EXERCISE  DEVICE  CONSISTING  OF  AN
ENDLESS BELT ON WHICH THE ANIMAL WALKS OR RUNS WITHOUT CHANGING PLACES;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15029-01-2

S. 6774                             2

  (IV) A SPRINGPOLE, WHICH MEANS A BITING SURFACE ATTACHED TO A STRETCH-
ABLE  DEVICE,  SUSPENDED  AT  A  HEIGHT SUFFICIENT TO PREVENT A DOG FROM
REACHING THE BITING SURFACE WHILE TOUCHING THE GROUND;
  (V)  A  FIGHTING  PIT, WHICH MEANS A WALLED AREA, OR OTHERWISE DEFINED
AREA, DESIGNED TO CONTAIN AN ANIMAL FIGHT;
  (VI) ANY OTHER INSTRUMENT COMMONLY USED IN THE FURTHERANCE OF  PITTING
AN ANIMAL AGAINST ANOTHER ANIMAL.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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