senate Bill S1853

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Increases the penalty for multiple convictions of torturing or failing to provide sustenance to a companion animal

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to agriculture
Jan 13, 2011 referred to agriculture

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S1853 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A269
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §353, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S4963A, A998B

S1853 - Summary

Increases the penalty for multiple convictions of torturing, killing or failing to provide sustenance to an animal to a class E felony, if convicted within five years from the date of a prior conviction.

S1853 - Sponsor Memo

S1853 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1853

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 13, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. OPPENHEIMER, DIAZ, PARKER, SERRANO -- 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 increas-
  ing the penalty for multiple convictions of torturing  or  failing  to
  provide sustenance to a companion animal

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

  Section 1. Section 353 of the agriculture and markets law, as  amended
by  chapter 458 of the laws of 1985 and the opening paragraph as amended
by chapter 523 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows:
  S 353. Overdriving, torturing and injuring animals; failure to provide
proper sustenance. 1. A person who overdrives,  overloads,  tortures  or
cruelly  beats  or  unjustifiably injures, maims, mutilates or kills any
animal, whether wild or tame, and whether belonging  to  himself  or  to
another,  or deprives any animal of necessary sustenance, food or drink,
or neglects or refuses to furnish it such sustenance or drink, or  caus-
es,  procures  or  permits  any  animal  to  be  overdriven, overloaded,
tortured, cruelly beaten, or unjustifiably injured, maimed, mutilated or
killed, or to be deprived of necessary food or drink,  or  who  wilfully
sets  on foot, instigates, engages in, or in any way furthers any act of
cruelty to any animal, or any act tending to produce  such  cruelty,  is
guilty  of  a  class  A misdemeanor and for purposes of paragraph (b) of
subdivision one of section 160.10 of the criminal procedure  law,  shall
be treated as a misdemeanor defined in the penal law.
  2.  WHEN COMMITTED AGAINST A COMPANION ANIMAL, ANY VIOLATION OF SUBDI-
VISION ONE OF THIS SECTION WITHIN FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE  OF  A  PRIOR
CONVICTION OF ANY VIOLATION OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION, SHALL BE
A CLASS E FELONY, PUNISHABLE PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION THREE
HUNDRED FIFTY-THREE-A OF THIS ARTICLE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00839-01-1

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