senate Bill S1680

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Expands the definition of aggravated cruelty to animals to include harm to a companion animal during the commission of a felony

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 30, 2017 referred to agriculture
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 17, 2017 ordered to third reading cal.41
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 10, 2017 referred to agriculture

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S1680 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3038
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §353-a, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A1596
2015-2016: A1596, A2537, S2936
2013-2014: A4237, A4517A, S2560A
2011-2012: A1632, A3092, S5083
2009-2010: A10541, A2519

S1680 - Summary

Expands the definition of aggravated cruelty to animals to include harm to animals during the commission of a felony.

S1680 - Sponsor Memo

S1680 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1680

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. TEDISCO, AMEDORE, BOYLE, MARCHIONE, MURPHY, O'MARA
  -- 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  expand-
  ing the definition of aggravated cruelty to animals to include harm to
  animals during the commission of a felony

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as  "Kirby  and
Quigley's Law."
  S  2.  Subdivision  1  of section 353-a of the agriculture and markets
law, as added by chapter 118 of the laws of 1999, is amended to read  as
follows:
  1. A person is guilty of aggravated cruelty to animals when[,]: EITHER
  (A)  with  no  justifiable  purpose,  he or she intentionally kills or
intentionally causes serious physical injury , AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION
TWENTY-NINE OF SECTION ONE HUNDRED EIGHT OF THIS CHAPTER, to a companion
animal with aggravated cruelty[.]; OR
  (B) IN THE COURSE OF COMMISSION OF A FELONY, OR  OF  IMMEDIATE  FLIGHT
THEREFROM,  HE  OR SHE CAUSES PHYSICAL INJURY, AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION
TWENTY-EIGHT OF SECTION ONE HUNDRED EIGHT OF THIS CHAPTER, OR DEATH TO A
COMPANION ANIMAL.
  For purposes of this section, "aggravated cruelty" shall mean  conduct
which:   (i) is intended to cause extreme physical pain; or (ii) is done
or carried out in an especially depraved or sadistic manner.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06410-01-7

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