senate Bill S2195

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to protection of the public from attack by wild animals

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to agriculture
Jan 18, 2011 referred to agriculture

S2195 - Details

Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง370, Ag & Mkts L

S2195 - Summary

Relates to protection of the public from attack by wild animals.

S2195 - Sponsor Memo

S2195 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2195

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 18, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SALAND -- 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
  protection of the public from attack by wild animals

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

  Section 1. Section 370 of the agriculture and markets law, as added by
chapter 1047 of the laws of 1965, is amended to read as follows:
  S 370. Protection of the  public  from  attack  by  wild  animals  and
reptiles.  Any  person  owning, possessing or harboring a wild animal or
reptile capable of inflicting bodily harm upon a human being, who  shall
fail to exercise due care in safeguarding the public from attack by such
wild  animal  or  reptile,  is  guilty  of a [misdemeanor, punishable by
imprisonment for not more than one year, or by a fine of not  more  than
five hundred dollars, or by both] FELONY. "Wild animal" within the mean-
ing  of  this  section, shall not include a dog or cat or other domestic
animal.
  Previous attacks upon a human being by such wild animal or reptile, or
knowledge of the vicious propensities of such wild animal or reptile, on
the part of the possessor or harborer thereof, shall not be required  to
be  proven  by  the people upon a prosecution hereunder; and neither the
fact that such wild animal or reptile  has  not  previously  attacked  a
human  being,  nor lack of knowledge of the vicious propensities of such
wild animal or reptile on the part of the owner, possessor  or  harborer
thereof shall constitute a defense to a prosecution hereunder.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05321-01-1

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