senate Bill S299

2017-2018 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 06, 2018 referred to agriculture
delivered to assembly
passed senate
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
passed senate
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

Votes

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Mar 20, 2018 - Agriculture committee Vote

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committee
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Aye
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Agriculture Committee Vote: Mar 20, 2018

nay (1)

May 9, 2017 - Agriculture committee Vote

S299
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committee
10
Aye
1
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Agriculture Committee Vote: May 9, 2017

nay (1)

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S299 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A95
Current Committee:
Assembly Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §353, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A6536
2015-2016: S3451, A1412
2019-2020: A299
2021-2022: A5039

S299 (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.

S299 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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