senate Bill S1079A

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Increases killing or injuring a police animal from class A misdemeanor to class D felony

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 24, 2013 signed chap.162
Jul 19, 2013 delivered to governor
May 20, 2013 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.305
substituted for a2596a
referred to codes
returned to assembly
repassed senate
May 07, 2013 amended on third reading 1079a
vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
May 07, 2013 returned to senate
recalled from assembly
Mar 25, 2013 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 14, 2013 advanced to third reading
Mar 13, 2013 2nd report cal.
Mar 12, 2013 1st report cal.189
Jan 09, 2013 referred to codes

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Mar 12, 2013 - Codes committee Vote

S1079
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committee
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Nay
0
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0
Absent
0
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Bill Amendments

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S1079 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2596A
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §195.06-A, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S518
2009-2010: S1403

S1079 - Bill Texts

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Provides that when a person intentionally kills a police work horse or police work dog in the performance of its duties under the supervision of a police officer it shall constitute a class E felony.

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BILL NUMBER:S1079

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to killing
or injuring a police animal

PURPOSE:
To include emergency vehicles among vehicles or premises where an
animal can be reasonably identified as a police animal.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 195.06 of the penal law is amended to include emergency
vehicles alongside police vehicles as vehicles on which an animal can
reasonably be identified as police animals.

JUSTIFICATION:
State and local law enforcement agencies and emergency services have
increasingly relied on the use of dogs for assistance in crime
solving, rescue and recovery operations. These animals serve the
people of New York State through the use of their keen senses. In
addition, State and local police and the emergency services invest a
great deal of time and resources in the training of these crime and
recovery assistants. The loss or injury of a police animal is not only
a loss to the police or emergency services department but also the
citizens of New York.

BILL HISTORY:
S.4701 of 1997/1998; Referred to Senate Codes Committee
S.4448 of 1999/2000; Referred to Senate Codes Committee
S.1901/A.1369 of 2001/2002; Referred to Senate Codes Committee
S.561/A.1615 of 2003/2004; Passed Senate
S.701-A/A.296-A 2005/2006; Passed Senate
253-A of 2007/2008; Passed Senate
S.1403 of 2009/2010; Referred to Senate Codes Committee
S.518 of 2011/2012; Referred to codes

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeeding
the date on which it shall have become a law.

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

                                  1079

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  MAZIARZ,  DeFRANCISCO, FUSCHILLO, GOLDEN, LARKIN,
  LITTLE -- 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 killing or injuring a
  police animal

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

  Section  1. Section 195.06 of the penal law, as added by chapter 42 of
the laws of 1986, is amended to read as follows:
S 195.06 Killing or injuring a police animal.
  A person is guilty of killing or injuring a police  animal  when  such
person intentionally kills or injures [any] AN animal:
  1. while such animal is in the performance of its duties and under the
supervision of a police or peace officer[.]; OR
  2. WHEN SUCH ANIMAL CAN BE REASONABLY IDENTIFIED AS A POLICE ANIMAL BY
MEANS  OF ITS PRESENCE IN A MARKED POLICE OR EMERGENCY VEHICLE OR ENCLO-
SURE IN A MARKED AND FENCED OR OTHER ENCLOSED AREA.
  Killing or injuring a police animal is a class [A misdemeanor] D FELO-
NY.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02095-01-3

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S1079A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2596A
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §195.06-A, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S518
2009-2010: S1403

S1079A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Provides that when a person intentionally kills a police work horse or police work dog in the performance of its duties under the supervision of a police officer it shall constitute a class E felony.

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BILL NUMBER:S1079A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to killing
or injuring a police animal

PURPOSE:

To establish the killing of a police dog or a police horse as a class
E felony.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

The penal law is amended to add a new section 195.06-a relating to the
killing of a police dog or a police horse.

JUSTIFICATION:

State, local and federal law enforcement agencies have increasingly
relied on the use of animals (e.g. dogs and horses) for assistance in
crime solving, rescue and recovery operations. These animals serve the
people of New York State through the use of their keen senses and
other abilities in conducting police work. In addition, State, local
and federal law enforcement agencies invest a great deal of time and
resources in the training of these crime and recovery assistants.
Police animals help improve public safety and protection. The loss of
a police animal is not only a loss to the law enforcement department
and community, but also to the citizens of New York. As such,
establishing this felony level crime is appropriate.

BILL HISTORY:

S.561/A.1615 of 2003/2004; Passed Senate
S.701-A/A.296-A 2005/2006; Passed Senate
S.253-A of 2007/2008; Passed Senate
S.1403 of 2009/2010; Referred to Senate Codes Committee
S.518 of 2011/2012; Passed Senate.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeeding
the date on which it shall have become a law.

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

                                 1079--A
    Cal. No. 189

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. MAZIARZ, BALL, BONACIC, BOYLE, DeFRANCISCO, ESPAIL-
  LAT, FARLEY, FLANAGAN,  FUSCHILLO,  GOLDEN,  GRIFFO,  HOYLMAN,  LANZA,
  LARKIN, LAVALLE, LITTLE, MARCHIONE, MARTINS, RITCHIE, SAVINO, SERRANO,
  SEWARD  --  read  twice  and  ordered  printed, and when printed to be
  committed to the Committee on Codes -- reported  favorably  from  said
  committee,  ordered  to  first  and  second report, ordered to a third
  reading, passed by Senate and delivered  to  the  Assembly,  recalled,
  vote  reconsidered,  restored  to  third  reading, amended and ordered
  reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation  to  killing  or  injuring  a
  police animal

  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 a new  section  195.06-a
to read as follows:
S 195.06-A KILLING A POLICE WORK DOG OR POLICE WORK HORSE.
  A  PERSON  IS GUILTY OF KILLING A POLICE WORK DOG OR POLICE WORK HORSE
WHEN SUCH PERSON INTENTIONALLY KILLS A POLICE WORK DOG  OR  POLICE  WORK
HORSE  WHILE  SUCH  DOG OR HORSE IS IN THE PERFORMANCE OF ITS DUTIES AND
UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF A POLICE OFFICER. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION,
"POLICE WORK DOG" OR "POLICE WORK HORSE," AS THE CASE MAY BE, SHALL MEAN
ANY DOG OR HORSE OWNED OR HARBORED BY  ANY  STATE  OR  MUNICIPAL  POLICE
DEPARTMENT  OR  ANY  STATE  OR FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY, WHICH HAS
BEEN TRAINED TO AID LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS AND IS ACTUALLY BEING  USED
FOR POLICE WORK PURPOSES.
  KILLING A POLICE WORK DOG OR POLICE WORK HORSE IS A CLASS E FELONY.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02095-05-3

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