|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 09, 2019||referred to codes|
assembly Bill A588
Current Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
A588 (ACTIVE) - Details
A588 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 588 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N A S S E M B L Y (PREFILED) January 9, 2019 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. L. ROSENTHAL, SEAWRIGHT -- read once and referred to the Committee on Codes AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to establishing the crimes of cruelty to animals to threaten, intimidate or harass in the second degree and first degree 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 two new sections 120.80 and 120.85 to read as follows: § 120.80 CRUELTY TO ANIMALS TO THREATEN, INTIMIDATE OR HARASS IN THE SECOND DEGREE. 1. A PERSON IS GUILTY OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS TO THREATEN, INTIMIDATE OR HARASS IN THE SECOND DEGREE WHEN HE OR SHE INTENTIONALLY INJURES OR KILLS, WITH NO JUSTIFIABLE PURPOSE, ANY COMPANION ANIMAL WITH THE INTENT TO THREATEN, INTIMIDATE, OR HARASS A FAMILY OR HOUSEHOLD MEMBER WHO HE OR SHE KNOWS OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OWNED, POSSESSED, LEASED, KEPT, OR HELD SUCH COMPANION ANIMAL. 2. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION: (A) "FAMILY OR HOUSEHOLD MEMBER" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS SUBDI- VISION TWO OF SECTION FOUR HUNDRED FIFTY-NINE-A OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES LAW. (B) "COMPANION ANIMAL" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS SUBDIVISION FIVE OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED FIFTY OF THE AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS LAW. CRUELTY TO ANIMALS TO THREATEN, INTIMIDATE OR HARASS IN THE SECOND DEGREE IS A CLASS D FELONY. § 120.85 CRUELTY TO ANIMALS TO THREATEN, INTIMIDATE OR HARASS IN THE FIRST DEGREE. 1. A PERSON IS GUILTY OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS TO THREATEN, INTIMIDATE OR HARASS IN THE FIRST DEGREE WHEN HE OR SHE INTENTIONALLY INJURES OR KILLS, WITH NO JUSTIFIABLE PURPOSE AND IN THE PRESENCE OF A MINOR CHILD, EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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