senate Bill S5017

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides a person is guilty of aggravated cruelty to animals when he or she intentionally kills or causes serious physical injury to an animal

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    • Passed Assembly
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 04, 2012 referred to agriculture
May 02, 2011 referred to agriculture


S5017 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง353-a, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S6284, A6047

S5017 - Summary

Provides that a person is guilty of aggravated cruelty to animals when such person intentionally kills or causes serious physical injury to an animal with aggravated cruelty; removes qualification that animal need be a companion animal.

S5017 - Sponsor Memo

S5017 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 2, 2011

Introduced  by  Sen.  DeFRANCISCO -- 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  aggra-
  vated cruelty to animals


  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of  section  353-a  of  the  agriculture  and
markets  law, as added by chapter 118 of the laws of 1999, is amended to
read as follows:
  1. A person is guilty of aggravated cruelty to animals when,  with  no
justifiable  purpose,  he  or  she  intentionally kills or intentionally
causes serious physical injury to [a companion] AN  animal  with  aggra-
vated cruelty.  For purposes of this section, "aggravated cruelty" shall
mean  conduct which:  (i) is intended to cause extreme physical pain; or
(ii) is done or carried  out  in  an  especially  depraved  or  sadistic
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
have become a law.

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


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