senate Bill S1079

Signed by Governor Amended

Increases killing or injuring a police animal from class A misdemeanor to class D felony

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor
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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CODES
  • 12 / Mar / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.189
  • 13 / Mar / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 14 / Mar / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 25 / Mar / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 25 / Mar / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 25 / Mar / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CODES
  • 07 / May / 2013
    • RECALLED FROM ASSEMBLY
  • 07 / May / 2013
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 07 / May / 2013
    • VOTE RECONSIDERED - RESTORED TO THIRD READING
  • 07 / May / 2013
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING 1079A
  • 20 / May / 2013
    • REPASSED SENATE
  • 20 / May / 2013
    • RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 20 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CODES
  • 20 / May / 2013
    • SUBSTITUTED FOR A2596A
  • 20 / May / 2013
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.305
  • 20 / May / 2013
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 20 / May / 2013
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 19 / Jul / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • 24 / Jul / 2013
    • SIGNED CHAP.162

Summary

Provides that when a person intentionally kills a police work horse or police work dog in the performance of its duties under the supervision of a police officer it shall constitute a class E felony.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S1079
S1079A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §195.06, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S518
2009-2010: S1403

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BILL NUMBER:S1079

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to killing
or injuring a police animal

PURPOSE:
To include emergency vehicles among vehicles or premises where an
animal can be reasonably identified as a police animal.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 195.06 of the penal law is amended to include emergency
vehicles alongside police vehicles as vehicles on which an animal can
reasonably be identified as police animals.

JUSTIFICATION:
State and local law enforcement agencies and emergency services have
increasingly relied on the use of dogs for assistance in crime
solving, rescue and recovery operations. These animals serve the
people of New York State through the use of their keen senses. In
addition, State and local police and the emergency services invest a
great deal of time and resources in the training of these crime and
recovery assistants. The loss or injury of a police animal is not only
a loss to the police or emergency services department but also the
citizens of New York.

BILL HISTORY:
S.4701 of 1997/1998; Referred to Senate Codes Committee
S.4448 of 1999/2000; Referred to Senate Codes Committee
S.1901/A.1369 of 2001/2002; Referred to Senate Codes Committee
S.561/A.1615 of 2003/2004; Passed Senate
S.701-A/A.296-A 2005/2006; Passed Senate
253-A of 2007/2008; Passed Senate
S.1403 of 2009/2010; Referred to Senate Codes Committee
S.518 of 2011/2012; Referred to codes

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

                                  1079

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  MAZIARZ,  DeFRANCISCO, FUSCHILLO, GOLDEN, LARKIN,
  LITTLE -- 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 killing or injuring a
  police animal

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

  Section  1. Section 195.06 of the penal law, as added by chapter 42 of
the laws of 1986, is amended to read as follows:
S 195.06 Killing or injuring a police animal.
  A person is guilty of killing or injuring a police  animal  when  such
person intentionally kills or injures [any] AN animal:
  1. while such animal is in the performance of its duties and under the
supervision of a police or peace officer[.]; OR
  2. WHEN SUCH ANIMAL CAN BE REASONABLY IDENTIFIED AS A POLICE ANIMAL BY
MEANS  OF ITS PRESENCE IN A MARKED POLICE OR EMERGENCY VEHICLE OR ENCLO-
SURE IN A MARKED AND FENCED OR OTHER ENCLOSED AREA.
  Killing or injuring a police animal is a class [A misdemeanor] D FELO-
NY.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02095-01-3

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