senate Bill S568

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Includes the theft of dogs and cats within the crime of grand larceny in the fourth degree (a class E felony) in certain cases

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Jan 06, 2010 referred to codes
Jan 09, 2009 referred to codes

S568 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2593
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง155.00 & 155.30, Pen L

S568 - Summary

Includes the theft of a pet within the crime of grand larceny in the fourth degree in certain instances; defines "pet" as a licensed dog or cat harbored by the owner or lawful custodian of such dog or cat in a dwelling or within an enclosure or yard.

S568 - Sponsor Memo

S568 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   568

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 9, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MARCELLINO  -- 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  including  the  theft  of
  dogs  and  cats within the crime of grand larceny in the fourth degree
  in certain cases

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

  Section  1. Section 155.00 of the penal law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 10 to read as follows:
  10. "PET" MEANS A DOG OR A CAT WHICH  IS  HARBORED  BY  THE  OWNER  OR
LAWFUL CUSTODIAN OF SUCH DOG OR CAT IN A DWELLING OR WITHIN AN ENCLOSURE
OR  YARD  WHICH  IS  CONTAINED WITHIN THE REAL PROPERTY BOUNDARY LINE OF
SUCH DWELLING.   FOR PURPOSES OF THIS  SUBDIVISION,  "HARBOR"  MEANS  TO
PROVIDE FOOD AND SHELTER TO A DOG OR CAT.
  S 2. Section 155.30 of the penal law is amended by adding a new subdi-
vision 8-a to read as follows:
  8-A. THE PROPERTY, REGARDLESS OF ITS VALUE, CONSISTS OF A PET WHICH IS
TAKEN  FROM  THE  PERSON OF THE OWNER OR OF THE LAWFUL CUSTODIAN OF SUCH
PET, FROM THE DWELLING OF THE OWNER OR LAWFUL CUSTODIAN OF SUCH PET,  OR
FROM  ANY  ENCLOSURE OR YARD CONTAINED WITHIN THE REAL PROPERTY BOUNDARY
LINE OF SUCH DWELLING.
  S 3. 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.
                                                           LBD04527-01-9

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