senate Bill S2129

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Increases certain penalties for aggravated cruelty to animals

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 11, 2014 referred to agriculture
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 12, 2014 advanced to third reading
May 07, 2014 2nd report cal.
May 06, 2014 1st report cal.501
Jan 08, 2014 referred to agriculture
Jan 11, 2013 referred to agriculture

S2129 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A835A
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง353-a, Ag & Mkts L

S2129 - Summary

Increases certain penalties for aggravated cruelty to animals.

S2129 - Sponsor Memo

S2129 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2129

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 11, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GRISANTI -- 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 certain penalties for aggravated cruelty to animals

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

  Section  1.    This  act shall be known and may be cited as "Phoenix's
law".
  S 2. Subdivision 3 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:
  3. Aggravated cruelty to animals is a felony. A defendant convicted of
this offense shall be sentenced [pursuant to paragraph (b)  of  subdivi-
sion  one  of section 55.10 of the penal law provided, however, that any
term of imprisonment imposed for violation of this section  shall  be  a
definite sentence, which may not exceed two years] TO A PERIOD OF IMPRI-
SONMENT  NOT  TO EXCEED FOUR YEARS, BY A FINE NOT TO EXCEED TEN THOUSAND
DOLLARS OR BY BOTH SUCH FINE AND IMPRISONMENT. IN ADDITION TO ANY  OTHER
PENALTY  PROVIDED  BY LAW, THE COURT SHALL ORDER ANY DEFENDANT CONVICTED
OF THIS OFFENSE, INCLUDING A DEFENDANT WHO HAS BEEN ADJUDICATED A YOUTH-
FUL OFFENDER, TO UNDERGO A PSYCHIATRIC EVALUATION BY A QUALIFIED  MENTAL
HEALTH  PROFESSIONAL AND MAY REQUIRE THAT SUCH PERSON, AT HIS OR HER OWN
EXPENSE, ENTER AND COMPLETE ANY TREATMENT OR PROGRAM DEEMED NECESSARY TO
TREAT ANY MENTAL DISEASE, MENTAL DEFECT OR MENTAL CONDITION,  WHICH  MAY
HAVE CAUSED OR CONTRIBUTED TO SUCH OFFENSE.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04677-03-3

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