assembly Bill A1596

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Expands the definition of aggravated cruelty to animals to include harm to a companion animal during the commission of a felony

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Jun 06, 2016 held for consideration in codes
May 24, 2016 reported referred to codes
Jan 06, 2016 referred to agriculture
Jan 12, 2015 referred to agriculture

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A1596 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2936
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง353-a, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A10541
2011-2012: A1632, S5083
2013-2014: A4517, S2560
2017-2018: A3038, S1680
2019-2020: A1834, S186

A1596 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Expands the definition of aggravated cruelty to animals to include harm to animals during the commission of a felony.

A1596 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  1596

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 12, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. TEDISCO, KATZ, BUTLER, McDONOUGH, RIVERA, TENNEY,
  McLAUGHLIN,  CORWIN,  GARBARINO, MALLIOTAKIS, LUPINACCI -- Multi-Spon-
  sored by -- M. of A.   BROOK-KRASNY, CERETTO,  COLTON,  COOK,  CROUCH,
  FINCH,  JOHNS, KOLB, MILLER, RAIA, THIELE -- read once and referred to
  the Committee on Agriculture

AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to  expand-
  ing the definition of aggravated cruelty to animals to include harm to
  animals during the commission of a felony

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 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:
  1. A person is guilty of aggravated cruelty to animals when[,]: EITHER
  (A) with no justifiable purpose, he  or  she  intentionally  kills  or
intentionally causes serious physical injury , AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION
TWENTY-NINE OF SECTION ONE HUNDRED EIGHT OF THIS CHAPTER, to a companion
animal with aggravated cruelty[.]; OR
  (B)  IN  THE  COURSE OF COMMISSION OF A FELONY, OR OF IMMEDIATE FLIGHT
THEREFROM, HE OR SHE CAUSES PHYSICAL INJURY, AS DEFINED  IN  SUBDIVISION
TWENTY-EIGHT OF SECTION ONE HUNDRED EIGHT OF THIS CHAPTER, OR DEATH TO A
COMPANION ANIMAL.
  For  purposes of this section, "aggravated cruelty" shall mean conduct
which:  (i) is intended to cause extreme physical pain; or (ii) is  done
or carried out in an especially depraved or sadistic manner.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00008-01-5