|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 06, 2010||referred to codes|
assembly Bill A9429
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
A9429 (ACTIVE) - Details
A9429 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 9429 I N A S S E M B L Y (PREFILED) January 6, 2010 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. LENTOL -- read once and referred to the Committee on Codes AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to theft of a companion animal or pet THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The penal law is amended by adding three new sections 165.75, 165.76 and 165.77 to read as follows: S 165.75 DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN SECTIONS 165.76 AND 165.77 OF THIS ARTICLE, THE FOLLOWING TERMS HAVE THE FOLLOWING DEFINITIONS: 1. THE TERM "COMPANION ANIMAL" OR "PET" IS DEFINED AS A DOG, CAT, OR ANY OTHER DOMESTICATED ANIMAL NORMALLY MAINTAINED IN OR NEAR THE HOUSE- HOLD OF THE OWNER OR PERSON WHO CARES FOR SUCH DOMESTICATED ANIMAL. "PET" OR "COMPANION ANIMAL" SHALL NOT INCLUDE A "FARM ANIMAL" AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION FOUR OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED FIFTY OF THE AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS LAW. 2. THE TERM "AGGRAVATED CRUELTY" SHALL MEAN CONDUCT WHICH: A. IS INTENDED TO CAUSE EXTREME PHYSICAL PAIN; OR B. IS DONE OR CARRIED OUT IN AN ESPECIALLY DEPRAVED OR SADISTIC MANNER. S 165.76 PET THEFT IN THE SECOND DEGREE. 1. A PERSON IS GUILTY OF PET THEFT IN THE SECOND DEGREE WHEN HE STEALS A COMPANION ANIMAL OR PET. 2. NOTHING CONTAINED IN THIS SECTION SHALL BE CONSTRUED TO PROHIBIT OR INTERFERE IN ANY WAY WITH ANYONE LAWFULLY ENGAGED IN HUNTING, TRAPPING, OR FISHING, AS PROVIDED IN ARTICLE ELEVEN OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVA- TION LAW, THE DISPATCH OF RABID OR DISEASED ANIMALS, AS PROVIDED IN ARTICLE TWENTY-ONE OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW, OR THE DISPATCH OF ANIMALS POSING A THREAT TO HUMAN SAFETY OR OTHER ANIMALS, WHERE SUCH ACTION IS OTHERWISE LEGALLY AUTHORIZED, OR ANY PROPERLY CONDUCTED SCIENTIFIC TESTS, EXPERIMENTS, OR INVESTIGATIONS INVOLVING THE USE OF LIVING ANIMALS, PERFORMED OR CONDUCTED IN LABORATORIES OR INSTITUTIONS APPROVED EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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