assembly Bill A9917A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to promoting understanding, awareness and enforcement of animal crimes laws; repealer

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 31, 2012 print number 9917a
May 31, 2012 amend (t) and recommit to agriculture
Apr 23, 2012 referred to agriculture

Co-Sponsors

A9917 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6730
Current Committee:
Assembly Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§350, 359, 365, 369, 371 & 373, rpld §§351, 353, 353-a, 353-b, 353-d, 355, 360, 361 & 362, §374 sub 8, add §380, Ag & Mkts L; add Title Q Art 280 §§280.00 - 280.80 & §60.22, amd §§70.02, 195.06, 195.11, 195.12 & 265.01, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A775, S1776
2015-2016: A352
2017-2018: A653
2019-2020: A634

A9917 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to promoting understanding, awareness and enforcement of animal crime laws.

A9917 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  9917

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             April 23, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ROSENTHAL  --  read once and referred to the
  Committee on Agriculture

AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law and the  penal  law,  in
  relation  to  promoting  understanding,  awareness  and enforcement of
  animal crimes laws; and to repeal sections  351,  353,  353-a,  353-b,
  353-d,  355, 361, 362 and subdivision 8 of section 374 of the agricul-
  ture and markets law relating thereto

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

  Section  1.  Section 350 of the agriculture and markets law is amended
by adding a new subdivision 6 to read as follows:
  6. "ANIMAL CRUELTY OFFENSE" MEANS ANY VIOLATION OF THIS ARTICLE OR  OF
ARTICLE  TWO  HUNDRED EIGHTY OF THE PENAL LAW, OR ANY OTHER UNLAWFUL ACT
BY WHICH HARM IS INTENTIONALLY,  KNOWINGLY,  RECKLESSLY  OR  NEGLIGENTLY
CAUSED OR PERMITTED TO OCCUR TO AN ANIMAL.
  S  2.  Sections 351, 353, 353-a, 353-b, 353-d, 355, 361 and 362 of the
agriculture and markets law are REPEALED.
  S 3. Section 359 of the agriculture and markets law, as added by chap-
ter 1047 of the laws of 1965, subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 458 of
the laws of 1985 and subdivision 2 as amended by chapter 84 of the  laws
of 2001, is amended to read as follows:
  S 359. [Carrying  animal in a cruel manner] UNLAWFUL TRANSPORTATION OF
ANIMALS.  [1. A person who carries or causes to be carried  in  or  upon
any  vessel  or  vehicle  or otherwise, any animal in a cruel or inhuman
manner, or so as to produce torture, is guilty of a misdemeanor, punish-
able by imprisonment for not more than one year, or by  a  fine  of  not
more than one thousand dollars, or by both.
  2.] A railway corporation, or an owner, agent, consignee, or person in
charge  of any horses, sheep, cattle, or swine, in the course of, or for
transportation, who confines, or  causes  or  suffers  the  same  to  be
confined,  in  cars  for  a  longer period than twenty-eight consecutive
hours, or thirty-six consecutive hours where consent  is  given  in  the
manner hereinafter provided, without unloading for rest, water and feed-
ing,  during five consecutive hours, unless prevented by storm or inevi-

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

Co-Sponsors

A9917A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6730
Current Committee:
Assembly Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§350, 359, 365, 369, 371 & 373, rpld §§351, 353, 353-a, 353-b, 353-d, 355, 360, 361 & 362, §374 sub 8, add §380, Ag & Mkts L; add Title Q Art 280 §§280.00 - 280.80 & §60.22, amd §§70.02, 195.06, 195.11, 195.12 & 265.01, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A775, S1776
2015-2016: A352
2017-2018: A653
2019-2020: A634

A9917A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to promoting understanding, awareness and enforcement of animal crime laws.

A9917A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 9917--A

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             April 23, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ROSENTHAL,  LAVINE, SWEENEY -- read once and
  referred to the Committee on Agriculture -- committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee

AN  ACT  to  amend the agriculture and markets law and the penal law, in
  relation to promoting  understanding,  awareness  and  enforcement  of
  animal  crimes  laws;  and  to repeal sections 351, 353, 353-a, 353-b,
  353-d, 355, 360, 361, 362 and subdivision 8  of  section  374  of  the
  agriculture and markets law relating thereto

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

  Section 1. Subdivisions 2, 3, 4 and 5 of section 350 of  the  agricul-
ture and markets law, subdivision 2 as added by chapter 1047 of the laws
of  1965,  subdivision  3  as  added by chapter 619 of the laws of 1987,
subdivision 4 as added by chapter 569 of the laws of 1995, subdivision 5
as amended by chapter 118 of the laws of 1999, are amended and three new
subdivisions 3, 7 and 8 are added to read as follows:
  2. ["Torture" or "cruelty"] "CRUELTY" includes every act, omission, or
neglect, whereby unjustifiable physical  pain,  suffering  or  death  is
caused  or permitted AND SHALL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, ANY ACT OF
OVERDRIVING, OVERLOADING, INJURING, MAIMING, MUTILATING  OR  KILLING  AN
ANIMAL.
  3.  "TORTURE" MEANS CONDUCT THAT IS INTENDED TO CAUSE EXTREME PHYSICAL
PAIN.
  [3] 4. "Adoption" means the delivery [to any natural  person  eighteen
years  of  age or older, for the limited purpose of harboring a pet,] TO
ANY NATURAL PERSON EIGHTEEN YEARS OF  AGE  OR  OLDER,  FOR  THE  LIMITED
PURPOSE OF HARBORING of any dog or cat, seized or surrendered.
  [4]  5.  "Farm  animal",  as used in this article, means any ungulate,
poultry, species of cattle, sheep, swine, goats, llamas, horses or  fur-
bearing  animals,  as  defined  in  section 11-1907 of the environmental
conservation  law,  which  are  raised  for  commercial  or  subsistence
purposes.  Fur-bearing  animal, AS REFERENCED IN THIS ARTICLE, shall not
include dogs or cats.

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

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