assembly Bill A6737

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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Jun 05, 2018 held for consideration in codes
Jan 03, 2018 referred to codes
Mar 16, 2017 referred to codes

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A6737 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S961
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §195.06-a, add §195.06-b, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S1035, S4659

A6737 (ACTIVE) - 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.

A6737 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6737

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 16, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. TITONE -- read once and referred 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.
  § 2. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 195.06-b to read
as follows:
§ 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.
  §  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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