senate Bill S4659

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Elevates killing a police work dog or police work horse from being a class E felony to a class D felony

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Mar 19, 2019 referred to codes

S4659 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8748
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §195.06-a, add §195.06-b, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S961, A6737

S4659 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Elevates the offense of killing a police work dog or police work horse from being a class E felony to a class D felony; and establishes the class E felony of injuring a police work dog or police work horse for intentionally causing serious physical injury to a police work dog or police work horse while such dog or horse is performing its duties under the supervision of a police officer.

S4659 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4659 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4659

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 19, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. TEDISCO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to elevating the severity  of
  the  felony  offense of killing a police work dog or police work horse
  and establishing the class E felony offense of injuring a police  work
  dog or police work horse

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

  Section 1. The closing paragraph of section 195.06-a of the penal law,
as added by chapter 162 of the laws of  2013,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  Killing  a police work dog or police work horse is a class [E] D felo-
ny.
  § 2. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 195.06-b to read
as follows:
§ 195.06-B INJURING A POLICE WORK DOG OR POLICE WORK HORSE.
  A PERSON IS GUILTY OF INJURING A POLICE WORK DOG OR POLICE WORK  HORSE
WHEN  SUCH  PERSON  INTENTIONALLY  CAUSES  SERIOUS  PHYSICAL INJURY TO A
POLICE WORK DOG OR POLICE WORK HORSE WHILE SUCH DOG OR HORSE IS  IN  THE
PERFORMANCE OF ITS DUTIES AND UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF A POLICE OFFICER.
FOR  PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "POLICE WORK DOG" OR "POLICE WORK HORSE,"
AS THE CASE MAY BE, SHALL MEAN ANY DOG OR HORSE OWNED OR HARBORED BY ANY
STATE OR MUNICIPAL  POLICE  DEPARTMENT  OR  ANY  STATE  OR  FEDERAL  LAW
ENFORCEMENT  AGENCY, WHICH HAS BEEN TRAINED TO AID LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFI-
CERS AND IS ACTUALLY BEING USED FOR POLICE WORK PURPOSES.
  INJURING A POLICE WORK DOG OR POLICE WORK HORSE IS A CLASS E FELONY.
  § 3. This act shall take effect the first of November next  succeeding
the date on which it shall have become a law.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03857-01-9

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