Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 06, 2012
referred to agriculture
Senate Bill S6151
2011-2012 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Agriculture Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2011-S6151 (ACTIVE) - Details
2011-S6151 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6151 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to increasing the punishment for the abandonment of animals PURPOSE: This legislation would increase the punishment for the abandonment of animals from a misdemeanor to a class E felony. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 355 of the agriculture and markets law, as amended by chapter 458 of the laws of 1985, is amended to increase the punishment for the abandonment of animals from a misdemeanor to a class E felony. JUSTIFICATION: Every day, too many animal owners, move away from their residences and leave their pet behind or simply abandon an animal because they do not want to and or cannot afford to take care of them any longer. These animals are not equipped to survive on their own. Many are fertile, and continue to breed and perpetuate the problem by creating more homeless animals. Abandoned, these animals starve or freeze to death, spread disease, or are killed by other animals.
2011-S6151 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6151 I N S E N A T E January 6, 2012 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MARCELLINO -- 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 increas- ing the punishment for the abandonment of animals THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 355 of the agriculture and markets law, as amended by chapter 458 of the laws of 1985, is amended to read as follows: S 355. Abandonment of animals. A person being the owner or possessor, or having charge or custody of an animal, who abandons such animal, or leaves it to die in a street, road or public place, or who allows such animal, if it [become] BECOMES disabled, to lie in a public street, road or public place more than three hours after he OR SHE receives notice that it is left disabled, is guilty of a [misdemeanor] CLASS E FELONY, punishable by imprisonment for not more than [one year] FOUR YEARS, or by a fine of not more than [one] FIVE thousand dollars, or by both. S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed- ing the date upon which it shall have become a law. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD13957-01-2
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