senate Bill S2656

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Imposes additional penalties upon persons convicted of animal abuse

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to agriculture
Jan 23, 2013 referred to agriculture

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S2656 - Details

Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง353, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3805
2009-2010: A10365

S2656 - Summary

Requires unsealing of court records of youthful offenders convicted of animal abuse offense; provides that such persons undergo a psychiatric evaluation and treatment where necessary.

S2656 - Sponsor Memo

S2656 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2656

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 23, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BALL  --  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 imposing
  additional penalties for animal abuse

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

  Section  1. Section 353 of the agriculture and markets law, as amended
by chapter 458 of the laws of 1985 and the opening paragraph as  amended
by chapter 523 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows:
  S 353. Overdriving, torturing and injuring animals; failure to provide
proper sustenance. 1. A person who overdrives[,] OR overloads[, tortures
or  cruelly  beats  or unjustifiably injures, maims, mutilates or kills]
any animal, whether wild or tame, and whether belonging to himself or to
another, or deprives any animal of necessary sustenance, food or  drink,
or  neglects or refuses to furnish it such sustenance or drink, or caus-
es, procures  or  permits  any  animal  to  be  overdriven,  overloaded,
[tortured,  cruelly  beaten, or unjustifiably injured, maimed, mutilated
or killed,] or to be deprived of necessary food or drink, or who wilful-
ly sets on foot, instigates, engages in, or in any way furthers any SUCH
act of cruelty to any animal, or any SUCH act tending  to  produce  such
cruelty,  is  guilty  of a class A misdemeanor and for purposes of para-
graph (b) of subdivision one of section 160.10 of the criminal procedure
law, shall be treated as a misdemeanor defined in the penal law.
  2. THE COURT, FOR A PERSON WHO TORTURES OR CRUELLY BEATS OR UNJUSTIFI-
ABLY INJURES, MAIMS, MUTILATES OR KILLS  ANY  ANIMAL,  WHETHER  WILD  OR
DOMESTICATED,  AND  WHETHER BELONGING TO HIMSELF, HERSELF OR ANOTHER, OR
WHO CAUSES, PROCURES OR PERMITS ANY ANIMAL TO BE TORTURED, CRUELLY BEAT-
EN, OR UNJUSTIFIABLY INJURED, MAIMED,  MUTILATED  OR  KILLED  SHALL,  IN
ADDITION  TO  ANY OTHER PENALTY OTHERWISE IMPOSED BY LAW FOR A VIOLATION
OF THIS SECTION ORDER AN IMMEDIATE AND THOROUGH PSYCHIATRIC ANALYSIS AND
EVALUATION BY A COMPETENT PROFESSIONAL, AND WHERE  NECESSARY  REQUIRE  A

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07155-01-3

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