senate Bill S2336A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Creates first and second degree pet theft offenses

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to codes
Feb 06, 2013 print number 2336a
amend and recommit to codes
Jan 16, 2013 referred to codes

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S2336 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1643
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§165.75, 165.76 & 165.77, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S992A, A1822
2009-2010: S6354, A9429

S2336 - Summary

Creates first and second degree pet theft offenses.

S2336 - Sponsor Memo

S2336 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2336

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 16, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. KLEIN, GRISANTI -- 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  theft  of  a  companion
  animal or pet

  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  three  new  sections
165.75, 165.80 and 165.85 to read as follows:
S 165.75 DEFINITIONS.
  AS  USED  IN SECTIONS 165.80 AND 165.85 OF THIS ARTICLE, THE FOLLOWING
TERMS HAVE THE FOLLOWING DEFINITIONS:
  1. THE TERM "COMPANION ANIMAL" OR "PET" IS DEFINED AS A DOG,  CAT,  OR
ANY  OTHER DOMESTICATED ANIMAL NORMALLY MAINTAINED IN OR NEAR THE HOUSE-
HOLD OF THE OWNER OR PERSON WHO  CARES  FOR  SUCH  DOMESTICATED  ANIMAL.
"PET" OR "COMPANION ANIMAL" SHALL NOT INCLUDE A "FARM ANIMAL" AS DEFINED
IN  SUBDIVISION  FOUR  OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED FIFTY OF THE AGRICULTURE
AND MARKETS LAW.
  2. THE TERM "AGGRAVATED CRUELTY" SHALL MEAN CONDUCT WHICH:
  A. IS INTENDED TO CAUSE EXTREME PHYSICAL PAIN; OR
  B. IS DONE OR CARRIED  OUT  IN  AN  ESPECIALLY  DEPRAVED  OR  SADISTIC
MANNER.
S 165.80 PET THEFT IN THE SECOND DEGREE.
  1. A PERSON IS GUILTY OF PET THEFT IN THE SECOND DEGREE WHEN HE OR SHE
STEALS A COMPANION ANIMAL OR PET.
  2. NOTHING CONTAINED IN THIS SECTION SHALL BE CONSTRUED TO PROHIBIT OR
INTERFERE  IN ANY WAY WITH ANYONE LAWFULLY ENGAGED IN HUNTING, TRAPPING,
OR FISHING, AS PROVIDED IN ARTICLE ELEVEN OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVA-
TION LAW, THE DISPATCH OF RABID OR  DISEASED  ANIMALS,  AS  PROVIDED  IN
ARTICLE  TWENTY-ONE OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW, OR THE DISPATCH OF ANIMALS
POSING A THREAT TO HUMAN SAFETY OR OTHER ANIMALS, WHERE SUCH  ACTION  IS
OTHERWISE  LEGALLY  AUTHORIZED,  OR  ANY  PROPERLY  CONDUCTED SCIENTIFIC

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04637-02-3

Co-Sponsors

S2336A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1643
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§165.75, 165.76 & 165.77, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S992A, A1822
2009-2010: S6354, A9429

S2336A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates first and second degree pet theft offenses.

S2336A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2336A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2336--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 16, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. KLEIN, GRISANTI -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes --  commit-
  tee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recom-
  mitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the penal law, in  relation  to  theft  of  a  companion
  animal or pet

  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  three  new  sections
165.75, 165.76 and 165.77 to read as follows:
S 165.75 DEFINITIONS.
  AS  USED  IN SECTIONS 165.76 AND 165.77 OF THIS ARTICLE, THE FOLLOWING
TERMS HAVE THE FOLLOWING DEFINITIONS:
  1. THE TERM "COMPANION ANIMAL" OR "PET" IS DEFINED AS A DOG,  CAT,  OR
ANY  OTHER DOMESTICATED ANIMAL NORMALLY MAINTAINED IN OR NEAR THE HOUSE-
HOLD OF THE OWNER OR PERSON WHO  CARES  FOR  SUCH  DOMESTICATED  ANIMAL.
"PET" OR "COMPANION ANIMAL" SHALL NOT INCLUDE A "FARM ANIMAL" AS DEFINED
IN  SUBDIVISION  FOUR  OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED FIFTY OF THE AGRICULTURE
AND MARKETS LAW.
  2. THE TERM "AGGRAVATED CRUELTY" SHALL MEAN CONDUCT WHICH:
  A. IS INTENDED TO CAUSE EXTREME PHYSICAL PAIN; OR
  B. IS DONE OR CARRIED  OUT  IN  AN  ESPECIALLY  DEPRAVED  OR  SADISTIC
MANNER.
S 165.76 PET THEFT IN THE SECOND DEGREE.
  1. A PERSON IS GUILTY OF PET THEFT IN THE SECOND DEGREE WHEN HE STEALS
A COMPANION ANIMAL OR PET.
  2. NOTHING CONTAINED IN THIS SECTION SHALL BE CONSTRUED TO PROHIBIT OR
INTERFERE  IN ANY WAY WITH ANYONE LAWFULLY ENGAGED IN HUNTING, TRAPPING,
OR FISHING, AS PROVIDED IN ARTICLE ELEVEN OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVA-
TION LAW, THE DISPATCH OF RABID OR  DISEASED  ANIMALS,  AS  PROVIDED  IN
ARTICLE  TWENTY-ONE OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW, OR THE DISPATCH OF ANIMALS

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04637-03-3

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