assembly Bill A4517A

2013-2014 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
Feb 07, 2014 print number 4517a
Feb 07, 2014 amend and recommit to agriculture
Jan 08, 2014 referred to agriculture
Feb 05, 2013 referred to agriculture

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A4517 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2560
Current Committee:
Assembly Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §353-a, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A10541
2011-2012: A1632, S5083
2015-2016: A1596, S2936
2017-2018: A3038, S1680
2019-2020: A1834, S186

A4517 - Summary

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

A4517 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4517

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 5, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. TEDISCO, KATZ, BUTLER, McDONOUGH, GIGLIO, RIVERA,
  TENNEY,  McLAUGHLIN  --  Multi-Sponsored  by -- M. of A. BROOK-KRASNY,
  CERETTO, COLTON, CROUCH, FINCH, JOHNS, KOLB,  MILLER,  RABBITT,  RAIA,
  THIELE, WEISENBERG -- read once and referred to the Committee on Agri-
  culture

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.
                                                           LBD07301-01-3

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A4517A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2560
Current Committee:
Assembly Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §353-a, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A10541
2011-2012: A1632, S5083
2015-2016: A1596, S2936
2017-2018: A3038, S1680
2019-2020: A1834, S186

A4517A (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A4517A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4517--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 5, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. TEDISCO, KATZ, BUTLER, McDONOUGH, GIGLIO, RIVERA,
  TENNEY,   McLAUGHLIN,  CORWIN  --  Multi-Sponsored  by  --  M.  of  A.
  BROOK-KRASNY, CERETTO, COLTON, CROUCH,  FINCH,  JOHNS,  KOLB,  MILLER,
  RAIA, THIELE, WEISENBERG -- read once and referred to the Committee on
  Agriculture  -- recommitted to the Committee on Agriculture in accord-
  ance with Assembly Rule  3,  sec.  2  --  committee  discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee

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 , AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION
TWENTY-NINE OF SECTION ONE HUNDRED EIGHT OF THIS CHAPTER, 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, AS DEFINED  IN  SUBDIVISION
TWENTY-EIGHT OF SECTION ONE HUNDRED EIGHT OF THIS CHAPTER, 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.
                                                           LBD07301-03-3