senate Bill S1776

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to promoting understanding, awareness and enforcement of animal crimes laws; repealer

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Jan 09, 2013 referred to agriculture

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S1776 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A775A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§350, 365, 369, 371 & 373, rpld §§351, 353, 353-a, 353-b, 353-d, 355, 360, 361 & 362, §374 sub 8, add §380, Ag & Mkts L; add Title Q Art 280 §§280.00 - 280.80, §60.22, amd §§70.02, 195.06, 195.11, 195.12 & 265.01, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S6730A, A9917A

S1776 - Summary

Relates to promoting understanding, awareness and enforcement of animal crime laws.

S1776 - Sponsor Memo

S1776 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1776

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. FUSCHILLO, GRISANTI, DeFRANCISCO, GOLDEN, KENNEDY,
  LARKIN -- 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 and the penal law, in
  relation to promoting  understanding,  awareness  and  enforcement  of
  animal  crimes  laws;  and  to repeal sections 351, 353, 353-a, 353-b,
  353-d, 355, 360, 361, 362 and subdivision 8  of  section  374  of  the
  agriculture and markets law relating thereto

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

  Section 1.  Section 350 of the agriculture and markets law,  as  added
by  chapter  1047 of the laws of 1965, subdivision 3 as added by chapter
619 of the laws of 1987, subdivision 4 as added by chapter  569  of  the
laws  of  1995,  subdivision  5 as amended by chapter 118 of the laws of
1999, is amended to read as follows:
  S 350. Definitions. 1. "Animal[,]", as used in this article,  includes
every living creature except a human being;
  2. ["Torture" or "cruelty"] "CRUELTY" includes every act, omission, or
neglect,  whereby  unjustifiable  physical  pain,  suffering or death is
caused or permitted AND SHALL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, ANY ACT  OF
OVERDRIVING,  OVERLOADING,  INJURING,  MAIMING, MUTILATING OR KILLING AN
ANIMAL.
  3. "TORTURE" MEANS CONDUCT THAT IS INTENDED TO CAUSE EXTREME  PHYSICAL
PAIN.
  4. "Adoption" means the delivery [to any natural person eighteen years
of  age or older, for the limited purpose of harboring a pet, of any dog
or cat, seized or  surrendered]  OF  ANY  ANIMAL  FORFEITED,  SEIZED  OR
SURRENDERED,  TO  ANY NATURAL PERSON EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER, FOR
THE PURPOSE OF THAT PERSON PERMANENTLY HARBORING SUCH ANIMAL AS A PET.
  [4]5.  "Farm animal", as used in this  article,  means  any  ungulate,
poultry,  species of cattle, sheep, swine, goats, llamas, horses or fur-
bearing animals, as defined in  section  11-1907  of  the  environmental
conservation  law,  which  are  raised  for  commercial  or  subsistence

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