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

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

do you support this legislation?

You must fill out the form below in order to vote on this bill. X

To vote Aye or Nay you must login or fill out the fields below for the senator to have an accurate account of the support or opposition to this bill.

More information?
Create an account. An account allows you to officially support or oppose key legislation, sign petitions with a single click, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.
Use this box to enter a message to your senator.


view actions (2)
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:
Current Committee:
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.


Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.