assembly Bill A8712

2017-2018 Legislative Session

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

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to agriculture
Oct 05, 2017 referred to agriculture

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A8712 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1137
Current Committee:
Assembly Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §355, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S6151
2013-2014: A9624, S1484
2015-2016: A2894, S410

A8712 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A8712 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  8712

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             October 5, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  THIELE,  MURRAY, CURRAN, RA -- 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

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

  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:
  § 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.
  § 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.
                                                           LBD05959-01-7

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