assembly Bill A588

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Establishes the crimes of cruelty to animals to threaten, intimidate or harass in the second degree and first degree

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Jan 09, 2019 referred to codes

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A588 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§120.80 & 120.85, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A8638
2017-2018: A5075

A588 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the crimes of cruelty to animals to threaten, intimidate or harass in the second degree and cruelty to animals to threaten, intimidate or harass in the first degree when in the presence of a minor child.

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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