|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 30, 2017||referred to agriculture|
delivered to assembly
|Jan 17, 2017||ordered to third reading cal.41|
committee discharged and committed to rules
|Jan 10, 2017||referred to agriculture|
senate Bill S1680
Current Bill Status - Passed Senate
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
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S1680 - Details
S1680 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1680 REVISED MEMO 01/26/2017 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to expanding the definition of aggravated cruelty to animals to include harm to animals during the commission of a felony PURPOSE : To enhance laws relating to animal cruelty by including harm caused during the commission of a felony or flight there from. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Subdivision 1 of section 353-a of the agriculture and markets law, is amended to criminalize the physical injury or death of a companion animal that is caused during the course of commission of a felony or the immediate flight there from. JUSTIFICATION : On the evening of February 17th, 2016, Denise Krohn returned to her Florida home in Montgomery County, after being out for two hours, to find her house was broken into and she experienced the horror of seeing her family's two beloved Goldendoodle dogs, "Kirby" and "Quigley," lying on the floor in pools of blood from gunshot wounds.
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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