S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
January 9, 2013
Introduced by Sen. MARCELLINO -- 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 increas-
ing the punishment for the abandonment of animals
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 355 of the agriculture and markets law, as amended
by chapter 458 of the laws of 1985, is amended to read as follows:
S 355. Abandonment of animals. A person being the owner or possessor,
or having charge or custody of an animal, who abandons such animal, or
leaves it to die in a street, road or public place, or who allows such
animal, if it [become] BECOMES disabled, to lie in a public street, road
or public place more than three hours after he OR SHE receives notice
that it is left disabled, is guilty of a [misdemeanor] CLASS E FELONY,
punishable by imprisonment for not more than [one year] FOUR YEARS, or
by a fine of not more than [one] FIVE thousand dollars, or by both.
S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
ing the date upon which it shall have become a law.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.