senate Bill S518

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Increases killing or injuring a police animal from class A misdemeanor to class D felony

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May 31, 2012 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 21, 2012 advanced to third reading
May 16, 2012 2nd report cal.
May 15, 2012 1st report cal.764
Jan 04, 2012 referred to codes
Jan 05, 2011 referred to codes

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S518 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง195.06, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1403

S518 - Bill Texts

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Increases penalties for killing or injuring a police animal by providing that such offense shall be a class D felony; includes the intentional killing or injuring of an animal which can reasonably be identified as a police animal by means of its presence in a police vehicle or enclosure in a marked area.

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BILL NUMBER:S518

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the penal law, in relation to killing or injuring a police
animal

PURPOSE:
To include emergency vehicles among vehicles or premises
where an animal can be reasonably identified as a police animal.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 195.06 of the penal law is amended to
include emergency vehicles alongside police vehicles as vehicles on
which an animal can reasonably be identified as police animals.

JUSTIFICATION:
State and local law enforcement agencies and emergency
services have increasingly relied on the use of dogs for assistance
in crime solving, rescue and recovery operations. These animals serve
the people of New York State through the use of their keen senses. In
addition, State and local police and the emergency services invest a
great deal of time and resources in the training of these crime and
recovery assistants. The loss or injury of a police animal is not
only a loss to the police or emergency services department but also
the citizens of New York.

BILL HISTORY:
S.4701 of 1997/1998; Referred to Senate Codes Committee
S.4448 of 1999/2000; Referred to Senate Codes Committee
S.1901/A.1369 of 2001/2002; Referred to Senate Codes Committee
S.561/A.1615 of 2003/2004; Passed Senate
S.701-A/A.296-A 2005/2006; Passed Senate
253-A of 2007/2008; Passed Senate
S.1403 of 2009/2010; Referred to Senate Codes Committee

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the first of November
next succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.

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

                                   518

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. MAZIARZ, DeFRANCISCO, FLANAGAN, FUSCHILLO, GOLDEN,
  LARKIN, LITTLE, SALAND, SEWARD -- read twice and ordered printed,  and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  penal law, in relation to killing or injuring a
  police animal

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

  Section  1. Section 195.06 of the penal law, as added by chapter 42 of
the laws of 1986, is amended to read as follows:
S 195.06 Killing or injuring a police animal.
  A person is guilty of killing or injuring a police  animal  when  such
person intentionally kills or injures [any] AN animal:
  1. while such animal is in the performance of its duties and under the
supervision of a police or peace officer[.]; OR
  2. WHEN SUCH ANIMAL CAN BE REASONABLY IDENTIFIED AS A POLICE ANIMAL BY
MEANS  OF ITS PRESENCE IN A MARKED POLICE OR EMERGENCY VEHICLE OR ENCLO-
SURE IN A MARKED AND FENCED OR OTHER ENCLOSED AREA.
  Killing or injuring a police animal is a class [A misdemeanor] D FELO-
NY.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01885-01-1

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