senate Bill S6730A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to promoting understanding, awareness and enforcement of animal crimes laws; repealer

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May 30, 2012 print number 6730a
amend (t) and recommit to codes
May 01, 2012 reported and committed to codes
Mar 14, 2012 referred to agriculture

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S6730 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9917A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§350, 365, 369, 371 & 373, rpld §§351, 353, 353-a, 353-b, 353-d, 355, 361 & 362, §374 sub 8, add §380, Ag & Mkts L; add Title Q Art 280 §§280.00 - 280.80 & §60.22, amd §§70.02, 195.06, 195.11, 195.12 & 265.01, Pen L

S6730 - Summary

Relates to promoting understanding, awareness and enforcement of animal crime laws.

S6730 - Sponsor Memo

S6730 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6730

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 14, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. FUSCHILLO -- 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 and the penal law, in
  relation to promoting  understanding,  awareness  and  enforcement  of
  animal  crimes  laws;  and  to repeal sections 351, 353, 353-a, 353-b,
  353-d, 355, 361, 362 and subdivision 8 of section 374 of the  agricul-
  ture and markets law relating thereto

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

  Section 1.  Section 350 of the agriculture and markets law is  amended
by adding a new subdivision 6 to read as follows:
  6.  "ANIMAL CRUELTY OFFENSE" MEANS ANY VIOLATION OF THIS ARTICLE OR OF
ARTICLE TWO HUNDRED EIGHTY OF THE PENAL LAW, OR ANY OTHER  UNLAWFUL  ACT
BY  WHICH  HARM  IS  INTENTIONALLY, KNOWINGLY, RECKLESSLY OR NEGLIGENTLY
CAUSED OR PERMITTED TO OCCUR TO AN ANIMAL.
  S 2. Sections 351, 353, 353-a, 353-b, 353-d, 355, 361 and 362  of  the
agriculture and markets law are REPEALED.
  S 3. Section 359 of the agriculture and markets law, as added by chap-
ter 1047 of the laws of 1965, subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 458 of
the  laws of 1985 and subdivision 2 as amended by chapter 84 of the laws
of 2001, is amended to read as follows:
  S 359. [Carrying animal in a cruel manner] UNLAWFUL TRANSPORTATION  OF
ANIMALS.    [1.  A person who carries or causes to be carried in or upon
any vessel or vehicle or otherwise, any animal in  a  cruel  or  inhuman
manner, or so as to produce torture, is guilty of a misdemeanor, punish-
able  by  imprisonment  for  not more than one year, or by a fine of not
more than one thousand dollars, or by both.
  2.] A railway corporation, or an owner, agent, consignee, or person in
charge of any horses, sheep, cattle, or swine, in the course of, or  for
transportation,  who  confines,  or  causes  or  suffers  the same to be
confined, in cars for a  longer  period  than  twenty-eight  consecutive
hours,  or  thirty-six  consecutive  hours where consent is given in the
manner hereinafter provided, without unloading for rest, water and feed-
ing, during five consecutive hours, unless prevented by storm or  inevi-

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

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S6730A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9917A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§350, 365, 369, 371 & 373, rpld §§351, 353, 353-a, 353-b, 353-d, 355, 361 & 362, §374 sub 8, add §380, Ag & Mkts L; add Title Q Art 280 §§280.00 - 280.80 & §60.22, amd §§70.02, 195.06, 195.11, 195.12 & 265.01, Pen L

S6730A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to promoting understanding, awareness and enforcement of animal crime laws.

S6730A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6730A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6730--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 14, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. FUSCHILLO, DeFRANCISCO, DILAN, GOLDEN, HANNON, JOHN-
  SON,  LARKIN, LAVALLE, MAZIARZ, OPPENHEIMER, ROBACH, SERRANO, STAVISKY
  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to
  the Committee on Agriculture -- reported favorably from said committee
  and committed to the Committee on Codes -- committee discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee

AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law and the  penal  law,  in
  relation  to  promoting  understanding,  awareness  and enforcement of
  animal crimes laws; and to repeal sections  351,  353,  353-a,  353-b,
  353-d,  355,  360,  361,  362  and subdivision 8 of section 374 of the
  agriculture and markets law relating thereto

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

  Section  1.  Subdivisions 2, 3, 4 and 5 of section 350 of the agricul-
ture and markets law, subdivision 2 as added by chapter 1047 of the laws
of 1965, subdivision 3 as added by chapter 619  of  the  laws  of  1987,
subdivision 4 as added by chapter 569 of the laws of 1995, subdivision 5
as amended by chapter 118 of the laws of 1999, are amended and three new
subdivisions 3, 7 and 8 are added to read as follows:
  2. ["Torture" or "cruelty"] "CRUELTY" includes every act, omission, or
neglect,  whereby  unjustifiable  physical  pain,  suffering or death is
caused or permitted AND SHALL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, ANY ACT  OF
OVERDRIVING,  OVERLOADING,  INJURING,  MAIMING, MUTILATING OR KILLING AN
ANIMAL.
  3. "TORTURE" MEANS CONDUCT THAT IS INTENDED TO CAUSE EXTREME  PHYSICAL
PAIN.
  [3]  4.  "Adoption" means the delivery [to any natural person eighteen
years of age or older, for the limited purpose of harboring a  pet,]  TO
ANY  NATURAL  PERSON  EIGHTEEN  YEARS  OF  AGE OR OLDER, FOR THE LIMITED
PURPOSE OF HARBORING of any dog or cat, seized or surrendered.
  [4] 5. "Farm animal", as used in this  article,  means  any  ungulate,
poultry,  species of cattle, sheep, swine, goats, llamas, horses or fur-
bearing animals, as defined in  section  11-1907  of  the  environmental

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

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