senate Bill S992A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Creates first and second degree pet theft offenses

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Codes Committee


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

Your Voice

do you support this bill?

Please enter your contact information

Home address is used to determine the senate district in which you reside. Your support or opposition to this bill is then shared immediately with the senator who represents you.

Optional services from the NY State Senate:

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.

Include a custom message for your Senator? (Optional)

Enter a message to your senator. Many New Yorkers use this to share the reasoning behind their support or opposition to the bill. Others might share a personal anecdote about how the bill would affect them or people they care about.

Actions

view actions (4)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 04, 2012 referred to codes
Feb 01, 2011 print number 992a
Feb 01, 2011 amend and recommit to codes
Jan 05, 2011 referred to codes

S992 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1822
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§165.75 - 165.77, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S6354, A9429
2013-2014: S2336, A1643
2015-2016: A634
2017-2018: A2101
2019-2020: A1733

S992 - Summary

Creates first and second degree pet theft offenses.

S992 - Sponsor Memo

S992 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   992

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  KLEIN  -- 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  theft  of  a  companion
  animal or pet

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

  Section 1. The penal law is  amended  by  adding  three  new  sections
165.75, 165.80 and 165.85 to read as follows:
S 165.75 DEFINITIONS.
  AS  USED  IN SECTIONS 165.80 AND 165.85 OF THIS ARTICLE, THE FOLLOWING
TERMS HAVE THE FOLLOWING DEFINITIONS:
  1. THE TERM "COMPANION ANIMAL" OR "PET" SHALL MEAN A DOG, CAT  OR  ANY
OTHER  DOMESTICATED  ANIMAL NORMALLY MAINTAINED IN OR NEAR THE HOUSEHOLD
OF THE OWNER OR PERSON WHO CARES FOR SUCH DOMESTICATED ANIMAL.  "PET" OR
"COMPANION ANIMAL" SHALL NOT INCLUDE  A  "FARM  ANIMAL"  AS  DEFINED  IN
SUBDIVISION  FOUR  OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED FIFTY OF THE AGRICULTURE AND
MARKETS LAW.
  2. THE TERM "AGGRAVATED CRUELTY" SHALL MEAN CONDUCT WHICH:
  A. IS INTENDED TO CAUSE EXTREME PHYSICAL PAIN; OR
  B. IS DONE OR CARRIED  OUT  IN  AN  ESPECIALLY  DEPRAVED  OR  SADISTIC
MANNER.
S 165.80 PET THEFT IN THE SECOND DEGREE.
  1. A PERSON IS GUILTY OF PET THEFT IN THE SECOND DEGREE WHEN HE OR SHE
STEALS A COMPANION ANIMAL OR PET.
  2. NOTHING CONTAINED IN THIS SECTION SHALL BE CONSTRUED TO PROHIBIT OR
INTERFERE  IN  ANY WAY WITH ANYONE LAWFULLY ENGAGED IN HUNTING, TRAPPING
OR FISHING, AS PROVIDED IN ARTICLE ELEVEN OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVA-
TION LAW, THE DISPATCH OF RABID OR  DISEASED  ANIMALS,  AS  PROVIDED  IN
ARTICLE  TWENTY-ONE  OF  THE  PUBLIC HEALTH LAW, THE DISPATCH OF ANIMALS
POSING A THREAT TO HUMAN SAFETY OR OTHER ANIMALS, WHERE SUCH  ACTION  IS

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

S992A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1822
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§165.75 - 165.77, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S6354, A9429
2013-2014: S2336, A1643
2015-2016: A634
2017-2018: A2101
2019-2020: A1733

S992A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates first and second degree pet theft offenses.

S992A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S992A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 992--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  KLEIN  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Codes  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  penal  law, in relation to theft of a companion
  animal or pet

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

  Section  1.  The  penal  law  is  amended by adding three new sections
165.75, 165.76 and 165.77 to read as follows:
S 165.75 DEFINITIONS.
  AS USED IN SECTIONS 165.76 AND 165.77 OF THIS ARTICLE,  THE  FOLLOWING
TERMS HAVE THE FOLLOWING DEFINITIONS:
  1.  THE  TERM "COMPANION ANIMAL" OR "PET" IS DEFINED AS A DOG, CAT, OR
ANY OTHER DOMESTICATED ANIMAL NORMALLY MAINTAINED IN OR NEAR THE  HOUSE-
HOLD  OF  THE  OWNER  OR  PERSON WHO CARES FOR SUCH DOMESTICATED ANIMAL.
"PET" OR "COMPANION ANIMAL" SHALL NOT INCLUDE A "FARM ANIMAL" AS DEFINED
IN SUBDIVISION FOUR OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED FIFTY  OF  THE  AGRICULTURE
AND MARKETS LAW.
  2. THE TERM "AGGRAVATED CRUELTY" SHALL MEAN CONDUCT WHICH:
  A. IS INTENDED TO CAUSE EXTREME PHYSICAL PAIN; OR
  B.  IS  DONE  OR  CARRIED  OUT  IN  AN ESPECIALLY DEPRAVED OR SADISTIC
MANNER.
S 165.76 PET THEFT IN THE SECOND DEGREE.
  1. A PERSON IS GUILTY OF PET THEFT IN THE SECOND DEGREE WHEN HE STEALS
A COMPANION ANIMAL OR PET.
  2. NOTHING CONTAINED IN THIS SECTION SHALL BE CONSTRUED TO PROHIBIT OR
INTERFERE IN ANY WAY WITH ANYONE LAWFULLY ENGAGED IN HUNTING,  TRAPPING,
OR FISHING, AS PROVIDED IN ARTICLE ELEVEN OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVA-
TION  LAW,  THE  DISPATCH  OF  RABID OR DISEASED ANIMALS, AS PROVIDED IN

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

Comments

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 nysenate.gov 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.