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


A8712 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
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


                       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


  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.