S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
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
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
S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.