senate Bill S1174

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Increases certain penalties for violating the prohibition of animal fighting and for aggravated cruelty to animals

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Agriculture Committee


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Jan 06, 2016 referred to agriculture
Jan 09, 2015 referred to agriculture

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S1174 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1445
Current Committee:
Senate Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง351 & 353-a, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A8444
2011-2012: A1520
2013-2014: A6095
2017-2018: S1712, A8082
2019-2020: S385, A984

S1174 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Increases certain penalties for violating the prohibition of animal fighting and for aggravated cruelty to animals and requires a psychiatric evaluation for defendants convicted of aggravated cruelty to animals.

S1174 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1174 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1174

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 9, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BOYLE  -- 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 violating the prohibition of animal fighting
  and 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.  The  opening paragraph of subdivision 2 of section 351 of
the agriculture and markets law, as amended by chapter 190 of  the  laws
of 2004, is amended to read as follows:
  Any  person who engages in any of the following conduct is guilty of a
felony punishable by imprisonment for a period not to exceed [four]  SIX
years, or by a fine not to exceed [twenty-five] THIRTY thousand dollars,
or by both such fine and imprisonment:
  S  2. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 3 of section 351 of the agriculture
and markets law, as added by chapter 150 of the laws of 1984, is amended
to read as follows:
  (a) Any person who engages in conduct specified in  paragraph  (b)  of
this  subdivision  is guilty of a [misdemeanor] FELONY and is punishable
by imprisonment for a period not to exceed [one year] FOUR YEARS, or  by
a  fine not to exceed [fifteen] TWENTY thousand dollars, or by both such
fine and imprisonment.
  S 3. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 4 of section 351 of the  agriculture
and markets law, as added by chapter 150 of the laws of 1984, is amended
to read as follows:
  (a)  Any  person  who  engages  in  conduct specified in paragraph (b)
[hereof] OF THIS SUBDIVISION is guilty of a [misdemeanor] FELONY and  is
punishable  by  imprisonment  for  a period not to exceed [one year] TWO
YEARS, or by a fine not to exceed [one] TEN thousand dollars, or by both
such fine and imprisonment.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02599-01-5

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