senate Bill S7775

Criminalizes knowingly causing a minor to attend a place where exhibition of animal fighting is being conducted

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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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  • 06 / Jun / 2014
    • REFERRED TO AGRICULTURE
  • 18 / Jun / 2014
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 18 / Jun / 2014
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1521
  • 18 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 18 / Jun / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 18 / Jun / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CODES

Summary

Criminalizes knowingly causing a minor to attend a place where exhibition of animal fighting is being conducted.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9275A
Versions:
S7775
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง351, Ag & Mkts L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S7775

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the agriculture and markets law, in
relation to the prohibition of animal fighting

PURPOSE: This bill would criminalize knowingly causing a minor to
attend an exhibition of animal fighting.

SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1 amends Subdivision 4 of Section 351 of the Agriculture and
Markets Law, by adding a new paragraph (c) that includes causing a
minor to attend an exhibition of animal fighting.

Section 2 provides the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: Our state should recognize the extremely harmful
impact on children who witness animal fighting. A growing body of
research indicates that cruelty to animals done in the presence of
children can damage their emotional development. Such children are
more likely to become abusive, anti-social, less empathetic, and
desensitized

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  7775

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 6, 2014
                               ___________

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  the
  prohibition of animal fighting

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 4 of section 351 of the agriculture and markets
law, as added by chapter 150 of the laws of 1984, is amended to read  as
follows:
  4. (a) Any person who engages in conduct specified in paragraph (b) OR
(C)  hereof is guilty of a misdemeanor and is punishable by imprisonment
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)  The  knowing presence as a spectator having paid an admission fee
or having made a wager at any place where an exhibition of animal fight-
ing is being conducted; OR
  (C) KNOWINGLY CAUSES A MINOR TO ATTEND AN EXHIBITION OF ANIMAL  FIGHT-
ING.    THE  TERM  "MINOR" MEANS A PERSON UNDER THE AGE OF SIXTEEN YEARS
OLD.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14311-04-4

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