assembly Bill A1733

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Creates first and second degree pet theft offenses

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Jan 16, 2019 referred to codes

A1733 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4252
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§165.75, 165.76 & 165.77, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A9429
2011-2012: A1822
2013-2014: A1643
2015-2016: A634
2017-2018: A2101

A1733 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates first and second degree pet theft offenses.

A1733 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1733

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 16, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. LENTOL -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Codes

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  penal  law, in relation to theft of a companion
  animal or pet

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

  Section  1.  The  penal  law  is  amended by adding three new sections
165.75, 165.76 and 165.77 to read as follows:
§ 165.75 DEFINITIONS.
  AS USED IN SECTIONS 165.76 AND 165.77 OF THIS ARTICLE,  THE  FOLLOWING
TERMS HAVE THE FOLLOWING DEFINITIONS:
  1.  THE  TERM "COMPANION ANIMAL" OR "PET" IS DEFINED AS A DOG, CAT, OR
ANY OTHER DOMESTICATED ANIMAL NORMALLY MAINTAINED IN OR NEAR THE  HOUSE-
HOLD  OF  THE  OWNER  OR  PERSON WHO CARES FOR SUCH DOMESTICATED ANIMAL.
"PET" OR "COMPANION ANIMAL" SHALL NOT INCLUDE A "FARM ANIMAL" AS DEFINED
IN SUBDIVISION FOUR OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED FIFTY  OF  THE  AGRICULTURE
AND MARKETS LAW.
  2. THE TERM "AGGRAVATED CRUELTY" SHALL MEAN CONDUCT WHICH:
  A. IS INTENDED TO CAUSE EXTREME PHYSICAL PAIN; OR
  B.  IS  DONE  OR  CARRIED  OUT  IN  AN ESPECIALLY DEPRAVED OR SADISTIC
MANNER.
§ 165.76 PET THEFT IN THE SECOND DEGREE.
  1. A PERSON IS GUILTY OF PET THEFT IN THE SECOND DEGREE WHEN HE OR SHE
STEALS A COMPANION ANIMAL OR PET.
  2. NOTHING CONTAINED IN THIS SECTION SHALL BE CONSTRUED TO PROHIBIT OR
INTERFERE IN ANY WAY WITH ANYONE LAWFULLY ENGAGED IN HUNTING,  TRAPPING,
OR FISHING, AS PROVIDED IN ARTICLE ELEVEN OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVA-
TION  LAW,  THE  DISPATCH  OF  RABID OR DISEASED ANIMALS, AS PROVIDED IN
ARTICLE TWENTY-ONE OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW, OR THE DISPATCH OF  ANIMALS
POSING  A  THREAT TO HUMAN SAFETY OR OTHER ANIMALS, WHERE SUCH ACTION IS
OTHERWISE LEGALLY  AUTHORIZED,  OR  ANY  PROPERLY  CONDUCTED  SCIENTIFIC

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

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