senate Bill S961

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Elevates killing a police work dog or police work horse from being a class E felony to a class D felony

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    • Passed Senate
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  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 16, 2017 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 15, 2017 advanced to third reading
May 10, 2017 2nd report cal.
May 09, 2017 1st report cal.913
Jan 05, 2017 referred to codes

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S961 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6737
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §195.06-a, add §195.06-b, Pen L

S961 - Summary

Elevates the offense of killing a police work dog or police work horse from being a class E felony to a class D felony; and establishes the class E felony of injuring a police work dog or police work horse for intentionally causing serious physical injury to a police work dog or police work horse while such dog or horse is performing its duties under the supervision of a police officer.

S961 - Sponsor Memo

S961 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   961

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 5, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  YOUNG  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to elevating the severity  of
  the  felony  offense of killing a police work dog or police work horse
  and establishing the class E felony offense of injuring a police  work
  dog or police work horse

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

  Section 1. The closing paragraph of section 195.06-a of the penal law,
as added by chapter 162 of the laws of  2013,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  Killing  a police work dog or police work horse is a class [E] D felo-
ny.
  S 2. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 195.06-b to read
as follows:
S 195.06-B INJURING A POLICE WORK DOG OR POLICE WORK HORSE.
  A PERSON IS GUILTY OF INJURING A POLICE WORK DOG OR POLICE WORK  HORSE
WHEN  SUCH  PERSON  INTENTIONALLY  CAUSES  SERIOUS  PHYSICAL INJURY TO A
POLICE WORK DOG OR POLICE WORK HORSE WHILE SUCH DOG OR HORSE IS  IN  THE
PERFORMANCE OF ITS DUTIES AND UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF A POLICE OFFICER.
FOR  PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "POLICE WORK DOG" OR "POLICE WORK HORSE,"
AS THE CASE MAY BE, SHALL MEAN ANY DOG OR HORSE OWNED OR HARBORED BY ANY
STATE OR MUNICIPAL  POLICE  DEPARTMENT  OR  ANY  STATE  OR  FEDERAL  LAW
ENFORCEMENT  AGENCY, WHICH HAS BEEN TRAINED TO AID LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFI-
CERS AND IS ACTUALLY BEING USED FOR POLICE WORK PURPOSES.
  INJURING A POLICE WORK DOG OR POLICE WORK HORSE IS A CLASS E FELONY.
  S 3. This act shall take effect the first of November next  succeeding
the date on which it shall have become a law.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07061-02-7

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