senate Bill S1484B

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Increases the maximum fine for the misdemeanor of abandonment of animals to $2,000

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 02, 2014 referred to agriculture
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 28, 2014 advanced to third reading
May 21, 2014 2nd report cal.
May 20, 2014 1st report cal.831
Jan 28, 2014 reported and committed to finance
Jan 08, 2014 referred to agriculture
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 17, 2013 referred to agriculture
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1374
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 14, 2013 print number 1484b
amend and recommit to agriculture
May 06, 2013 print number 1484a
amend and recommit to agriculture
Jan 09, 2013 referred to agriculture

Votes

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May 20, 2014 - Finance committee Vote

S1484B
36
0
committee
36
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jan 28, 2014 - Agriculture committee Vote

S1484B
10
1
committee
10
Aye
1
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Agriculture Committee Vote: Jan 28, 2014

nay (1)

Jun 17, 2013 - Rules committee Vote

S1484B
23
1
committee
23
Aye
1
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Bill Amendments

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S1484 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9624
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §355, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S6151

S1484 - Bill Texts

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Increases the maximum fine for the misdemeanor of abandonment of animals to $2,000.

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BILL NUMBER:S1484

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.

This is a serious problem that warrants serious punishment for such a
heinous act. This legislation would increase the crime for the
abandonment of animals from a misdemeanor to a class E felony
punishable by four years in prison, a fine up to $5000 or both.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.6151 of 2012.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the first of November
next succeeding the date upon 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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1484

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

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.
                                                           LBD03302-01-3

S1484A - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9624
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §355, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S6151

S1484A - Bill Texts

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Increases the maximum fine for the misdemeanor of abandonment of animals to $2,000.

view sponsor memo
BILL NUMBER:S1484A

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.

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 not more than one
year of imprisonment and or up to a $1000, to up to two years
imprisonment and/or up to a $2000 fine

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.

This is a serious problem that warrants serious punishment for such a
heinous act. This legislation would increase the crime for the
abandonment of animals.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: Similar to S.6151 of 2012.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the first of November
next succeeding the date upon 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
________________________________________________________________________

                                 1484--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

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

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,  punishable  by
imprisonment for not more than [one year] TWO YEARS, or by a fine of not
more than [one] TWO 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.
                                                           LBD03302-02-3

S1484B (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9624
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §355, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S6151

S1484B (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

view summary

Increases the maximum fine for the misdemeanor of abandonment of animals to $2,000.

view sponsor memo
BILL NUMBER:S1484B

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.

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 not more
than one year of imprisonment and or up to a $1000, to up to one
year's imprisonment and/or up to a $2000 fine.

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.
This is a serious problem that warrants serious punishment for such a
heinous act. This legislation would increase the crime for the
abandonment of animals.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

Similar to S.6151 of 2012.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect on the first of November
next succeeding the date upon 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
________________________________________________________________________

                                 1484--B

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

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

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, punishable by
imprisonment for not more than one year, or by a fine of not  more  than
[one] TWO 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.
                                                           LBD03302-03-3

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