senate Bill S6643

2013-2014 Legislative Session

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

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2014 recommitted to rules
Jun 19, 2014 ordered to third reading cal.1610
committee discharged and committed to rules
Feb 21, 2014 referred to agriculture

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Jun 19, 2014 - Rules committee Vote

S6643
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S6643 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A775B
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 Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A775A
2011-2012: A9917A

S6643 - Summary

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

S6643 - Sponsor Memo

S6643 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6643

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 21, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- 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 SPECIFICALLY 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
purposes.  Fur-bearing  animal, AS REFERENCED IN THIS ARTICLE, shall not
include dogs or cats.

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

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