senate Bill S385

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Increases certain penalties for violating the prohibition of animal fighting and for aggravated cruelty to animals

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Domestic Animal Welfare Committee


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 11, 2019 committee discharged and committed to domestic animal welfare
Jan 09, 2019 referred to agriculture

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S385 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A984
Current Committee:
Senate Domestic Animal Welfare
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§351 & 353-a, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A8444
2011-2012: A1520
2013-2014: A6095
2015-2016: S1174, A1445
2017-2018: S1712, A8082

S385 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Increases certain penalties for violating the prohibition of animal fighting and for aggravated cruelty to animals and requires a psychiatric evaluation for defendants convicted of aggravated cruelty to animals.

S385 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S385 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   385

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. TEDISCO, BOYLE, O'MARA, RANZENHOFER, ROBACH -- 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 increas-
  ing certain penalties for violating the prohibition of animal fighting
  and for aggravated cruelty to animals

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

  Section 1. The opening paragraph of subdivision 2 of  section  351  of
the  agriculture  and markets law, as amended by chapter 190 of the laws
of 2004, is amended to read as follows:
  Any person who engages in any of the following conduct is guilty of  a
felony  punishable by imprisonment for a period not to exceed [four] SIX
years, or by a fine not to exceed [twenty-five] THIRTY thousand dollars,
or by both such fine and imprisonment:
  § 2. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 3 of section 351 of the  agriculture
and markets law, as added by chapter 150 of the laws of 1984, is amended
to read as follows:
  (a)  Any  person  who engages in conduct specified in paragraph (b) of
this subdivision is guilty of a [misdemeanor] FELONY and  is  punishable
by  imprisonment for a period not to exceed [one year] FOUR YEARS, or by
a fine not to exceed [fifteen] TWENTY thousand dollars, or by both  such
fine and imprisonment.
  §  3. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 4 of section 351 of the agriculture
and markets law, as added by chapter 150 of the laws of 1984, is amended
to read as follows:
  (a) Any person who engages  in  conduct  specified  in  paragraph  (b)
[hereof]  OF THIS SUBDIVISION is guilty of a [misdemeanor] FELONY and is
punishable by imprisonment for a period not to  exceed  [one  year]  TWO

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

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