senate Bill S2936

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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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 07, 2016 referred to agriculture
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 25, 2016 advanced to third reading
Feb 24, 2016 2nd report cal.
Feb 09, 2016 1st report cal.174
Jan 06, 2016 referred to agriculture
returned to senate
died in assembly
May 12, 2015 referred to agriculture
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Apr 27, 2015 advanced to third reading
Apr 23, 2015 2nd report cal.
Apr 22, 2015 1st report cal.367
Jan 30, 2015 referred to agriculture

Votes

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Feb 9, 2016 - Agriculture committee Vote

S2936
10
2
committee
10
Aye
2
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
1
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Agriculture Committee Vote: Feb 9, 2016

nay (2)
absent (1)

Apr 22, 2015 - Agriculture committee Vote

S2936
12
1
committee
12
Aye
1
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Agriculture Committee Vote: Apr 22, 2015

nay (1)

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S2936 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1596
Current Committee:
Assembly Agriculture
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: S5083, A1632
2013-2014: S2560, A4517
2017-2018: S1680, A3038
2019-2020: S186, A1834

S2936 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S2936 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2936 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2936

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 30, 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  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

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