senate Bill S5083

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Expands the definition of aggravated cruelty to animals to include harm to a companion animal during the commission of a felony

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 01, 2012 reported and committed to codes
Jan 04, 2012 referred to agriculture
May 03, 2011 referred to agriculture

Votes

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May 1, 2012 - Agriculture committee Vote

S5083
9
0
committee
9
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Agriculture Committee Vote: May 1, 2012

excused (1)

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S5083 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1632
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง353-a, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A10541

S5083 - Summary

Expands the definition of aggravated cruelty to animals to include harm to animals during the commission of a felony.

S5083 - Sponsor Memo

S5083 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5083

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 3, 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  expand-
  ing the definition of aggravated cruelty to animals to include harm to
  animals during the commission of a felony

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

  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[,]: EITHER
  (A) with no justifiable purpose, he  or  she  intentionally  kills  or
intentionally  causes serious physical injury to a companion animal with
aggravated cruelty[.]; OR
  (B) IN THE COURSE OF COMMISSION OF A FELONY, OR  OF  IMMEDIATE  FLIGHT
THEREFROM,  HE  OR  SHE  CAUSES  PHYSICAL INJURY OR DEATH TO A COMPANION
ANIMAL.
  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 manner.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02012-01-1

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