senate Bill S3451

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Increases the penalty for multiple convictions of torturing or failing to provide sustenance to an animal

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 07, 2016 referred to agriculture
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 02, 2016 advanced to third reading
Feb 01, 2016 2nd report cal.
Jan 26, 2016 1st report cal.76
Jan 06, 2016 referred to agriculture
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 09, 2015 referred to agriculture
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 08, 2015 advanced to third reading
Jun 03, 2015 2nd report cal.
Jun 02, 2015 1st report cal.1180
Feb 09, 2015 referred to agriculture

Votes

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Jan 26, 2016 - Agriculture committee Vote

S3451
10
1
committee
10
Aye
1
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Agriculture Committee Vote: Jan 26, 2016

nay (1)
aye wr (2)

Jun 2, 2015 - Agriculture committee Vote

S3451
11
0
committee
11
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Agriculture Committee Vote: Jun 2, 2015

aye wr (2)

S3451 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1412
Current Committee:
Assembly Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง353, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A6536
2017-2018: S299, A95
2019-2020: A299

S3451 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Increases the penalty for multiple convictions of torturing, killing or failing to provide sustenance to an animal to a felony, if convicted within five years from the date of a prior conviction.

S3451 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3451 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3451

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 9, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MURPHY -- 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 the penalty for multiple convictions of torturing  or  failing  to
  provide sustenance to an animal

  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,  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  wilfully
sets  on foot, instigates, engages in, or in any way furthers any act of
cruelty to any animal, or any act tending to produce  such  cruelty,  is
guilty  of  a  class  A misdemeanor and for purposes of paragraph (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.  A  SECOND VIOLATION OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION WITHIN FIVE
YEARS FROM THE DATE OF A PRIOR CONVICTION OF ANY VIOLATION  OF  SUBDIVI-
SION  ONE  OF  THIS SECTION, SHALL BE A FELONY. A DEFENDANT CONVICTED OF
THIS OFFENSE SHALL BE SENTENCED PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH (B) OF SUBDIVISION
ONE OF SECTION 55.10 OF THE PENAL LAW PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT  ANY  TERM
OF IMPRISONMENT IMPOSED FOR A VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE A DEFI-
NITE SENTENCE, WHICH MAY NOT EXCEED TWO YEARS.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04866-01-5

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