assembly Bill A4569

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to aggravated neglect of a companion animal

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Jul 13, 2020 held for consideration in agriculture
Jan 08, 2020 referred to agriculture
Feb 04, 2019 referred to agriculture

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A4569 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add §355-a, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A8665
2015-2016: A3661
2017-2018: A6482
2021-2022: A4793

A4569 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to aggravated neglect of a companion animal.

A4569 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4569

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 4, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. B. MILLER, COLTON, McDONOUGH, RA -- Multi-Spon-
  sored by -- M. of  A.  DiPIETRO,  GIGLIO,  THIELE  --  read  once  and
  referred to the Committee on Agriculture

AN  ACT  to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to aggra-
  vated neglect of a companion animal

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

  Section  1. The agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a new
section 355-a to read as follows:
  § 355-A. AGGRAVATED NEGLECT. 1. AN OWNER SHALL BE  LIABLE  FOR  AGGRA-
VATED  NEGLECT  WHEN  A  COMPANION  ANIMAL  IS  SUBJECTED TO CRUELTY, AS
DEFINED IN SECTION THREE HUNDRED FIFTY OF THIS ARTICLE,  AND  THE  OWNER
HAS  NOT TAKEN REASONABLE STEPS TO LOCATE THE ANIMAL OR PROVIDE ADEQUATE
CARE. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION THE TERM ABANDONMENT  SHALL  HAVE
THE SAME MEANING AS SUPPLIED IN SECTION THREE HUNDRED FIFTY-FIVE OF THIS
ARTICLE  PROVIDED, HOWEVER THAT THE FINE AND SENTENCING GUIDELINES SHALL
BE AS PROSCRIBED HEREIN.
  2. AGGRAVATED NEGLECT OF COMPANION ANIMALS IS A  FELONY.  A  DEFENDANT
CONVICTED  OF  THIS OFFENSE SHALL BE SENTENCED PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH (B)
OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION 55.10 OF THE PENAL LAW PROVIDED,  HOWEVER,
THAT  ANY  TERM  OF  IMPRISONMENT  IMPOSED FOR VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION
SHALL BE A DEFINITE SENTENCE, WHICH MAY NOT EXCEED TWO YEARS.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06585-01-9