senate Bill S3805

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Imposes additional penalties upon persons convicted of animal abuse

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Jan 04, 2012 referred to agriculture
Mar 04, 2011 referred to agriculture

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S3805 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1567
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง353, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A10365

S3805 - Summary

Requires unsealing of court records of youthful offenders convicted of animal abuse offense; provides that such persons undergo a psychiatric evaluation and treatment where necessary.

S3805 - Sponsor Memo

S3805 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3805

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 4, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BALL  --  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 imposing
  additional penalties for animal abuse

  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[,] OR 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 wilful-
ly sets on foot, instigates, engages in, or in any way furthers any SUCH
act of cruelty to any animal, or any SUCH act tending  to  produce  such
cruelty,  is  guilty  of a class A misdemeanor and for purposes of para-
graph (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. THE COURT, FOR A PERSON WHO TORTURES OR CRUELLY BEATS OR UNJUSTIFI-
ABLY INJURES, MAIMS, MUTILATES OR KILLS  ANY  ANIMAL,  WHETHER  WILD  OR
TAME,  AND  WHETHER  BELONGING  TO  HIMSELF  OR  ANOTHER, OR WHO CAUSES,
PROCURES OR PERMITS ANY  ANIMAL  TO  BE  TORTURED,  CRUELLY  BEATEN,  OR
UNJUSTIFIABLY INJURED, MAIMED, MUTILATED OR KILLED SHALL, IN ADDITION TO
ANY  OTHER  PENALTY  OTHERWISE  IMPOSED  BY  LAW FOR A VIOLATION OF THIS
SECTION ORDER AN IMMEDIATE AND THOROUGH PSYCHIATRIC ANALYSIS AND  EVALU-
ATION  BY A COMPETENT PROFESSIONAL, AND WHERE NECESSARY REQUIRE A PERSON

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01466-01-1

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