assembly Bill A2894

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Increases the maximum fine for the misdemeanor of abandonment of animals to $2,000

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 06, 2016 referred to agriculture
Jan 20, 2015 referred to agriculture


A2894 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Assembly Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง355, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S6151
2013-2014: A9624, S1484
2017-2018: A8712, S1137

A2894 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Increases the maximum fine for the misdemeanor of abandonment of animals to $2,000.

A2894 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 20, 2015

Introduced by M. of A. THIELE -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Agriculture

AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to increas-
  ing the punishment for the abandonment of animals


  Section 1. Section 355 of the agriculture and markets law, as  amended
by chapter 458 of the laws of 1985, is amended to read as follows:
  S 355. Abandonment  of animals. A person being the owner or possessor,
or having charge or custody of an animal, who abandons such  animal,  or
leaves  it  to die in a street, road or public place, or who allows such
animal, if it [become] BECOMES disabled, to lie in a public street, road
or public place more than three hours after he OR  SHE  receives  notice
that  it  is  left  disabled,  is guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by
imprisonment for not more than one year, or by a fine of not  more  than
[one] TWO thousand dollars, or by both.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
ing the date upon which it shall have become a law.

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