|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 06, 2018||referred to agriculture|
delivered to assembly
|Mar 22, 2018||advanced to third reading|
|Mar 21, 2018||2nd report cal.|
|Mar 20, 2018||1st report cal.662|
|Jan 03, 2018||referred to agriculture|
returned to senate
died in assembly
|Jun 06, 2017||referred to agriculture|
delivered to assembly
|May 15, 2017||advanced to third reading|
|May 10, 2017||2nd report cal.|
|May 09, 2017||1st report cal.774|
|Jan 04, 2017||referred to agriculture|
senate Bill S299
Archive: Last Bill Status - Passed Senate
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S299 (ACTIVE) - Details
S299 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S299 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to increasing the penalty for multiple convictions of torturing or failing to provide sustenance to an animal PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL : To prevent animal abuse by raising the penalty for subsequent acts of cruelty which occur within five years of a conviction of this section to an E felony when such cruelty is perpetrated against an animal SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS : Section one amends the opening paragraph of section three hundred fifty-three of the agriculture and markets law by adding language that would make any violation of this section within five years from the date of a prior conviction of any violation of this section 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 definite sentence, which may not exceed two years.
S299 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 299 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 4, 2017 ___________ 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: § 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 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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