assembly Bill A831

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to aggravated cruelty to animals in the presence of a child

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Jan 11, 2019 referred to agriculture

A831 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §353-a, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A6126
2017-2018: A3845

A831 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to aggravated cruelty to animals in the presence of a child; increases the potential term of imprisonment from two to four years when such crime is committed in the presence of a child; defines presence of a child.

A831 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   831

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 11, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. L. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Agriculture

AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation  to  aggra-
  vated cruelty to animals in the presence of a child

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 3 of  section  353-a  of  the  agriculture  and
markets  law, as added by chapter 118 of the laws of 1999, is amended to
read as follows:
  3. Aggravated cruelty to 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 defi-
nite sentence, which may not exceed two years, EXCEPT  THAT  ANY  PERSON
WHO COMMITS ONE OR MORE OF THE ACTS SPECIFIED IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS
SECTION  IN  THE PRESENCE OF A CHILD MAY BE SENTENCED TO A PERIOD NOT TO
EXCEED FOUR YEARS. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "IN THE PRESENCE  OF  A
CHILD"  SHALL  MEAN IN THE PHYSICAL PRESENCE OF A CHILD UNDER THE AGE OF
EIGHTEEN KNOWING OR HAVING REASON TO KNOW THAT CHILD IS PRESENT AND  MAY
SEE OR HEAR SUCH ACT.
  § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02462-01-9

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