|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 19, 2014||referred to agriculture|
assembly Bill A8820
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
A8820 (ACTIVE) - Details
- See Senate Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Assembly Agriculture
- Law Section:
- Agriculture and Markets Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §§353, 353-b & 356, add 353-f, Ag & Mkts L
- Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A1738, S2949
2017-2018: A8089, S841
2019-2020: A1157, S387
A8820 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Enacts "Charlamagne's law" to make the failure to provide food, water or appropriate shelter to a companion animal (dogs and cats) left outside a felony punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000, or imprisonment for not more than 2 years, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
A8820 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ S. 6628 A. 8820 S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y February 19, 2014 ___________ IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. BALL -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Agriculture IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. TEDISCO -- read once and referred to the Committee on Agriculture AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to enacting "Charlamagne's law" relating to the provision of food, water and appropriate shelter for companion animals left outdoors THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as "Charlamagne's law". S 2. The opening paragraph of section 353 of the agriculture and markets law, as amended by chapter 523 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows: A person who overdrives, overloads, tortures or cruelly beats or unjustifiably injures, maims, mutilates or kills any animal, whether wild or tame, and whether belonging to himself or to another, or deprives any animal, OTHER THAN A COMPANION ANIMAL, of necessary suste- nance, food or drink, or neglects or refuses to furnish it such suste- nance or drink, or causes, procures or permits any animal to be over- driven, overloaded, tortured, cruelly beaten, or unjustifiably injured, maimed, mutilated or killed, or, BEING ANY ANIMAL OTHER THAN A COMPANION ANIMAL, to be deprived of necessary food or drink, or who wilfully sets on foot, instigates, engages in, or in any way furthers any act of cruelty to any animal, or any act tending to produce such cruelty, is guilty of a class A misdemeanor and for purposes of paragraph (b) of subdivision one of section 160.10 of the criminal procedure law, shall be treated as a misdemeanor defined in the penal law. S 3. Section 353-b of the agriculture and markets law, as added by chapter 594 of the laws of 2003, is amended to read as follows: S 353-b. Appropriate shelter for [dogs] COMPANION ANIMALS left outdoors. 1. For purposes of this section: (a) "Physical condition" shall include any special medical needs of a dog due to disease, illness, injury, age or breed about which the owner or person with custody or control of [the dog] A COMPANION ANIMAL should reasonably be aware.
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