senate Bill S94

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to promoting animal fighting; and repeals certain provisions of such law relating thereto

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 04, 2019 referred to agriculture
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 07, 2019 advanced to third reading
May 06, 2019 2nd report cal.
May 01, 2019 1st report cal.552
Feb 11, 2019 committee discharged and committed to domestic animal welfare
Jan 09, 2019 referred to agriculture

Votes

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Apr 9, 2019 - Domestic Animal Welfare committee Vote

S94
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0
committee
6
Aye
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Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Domestic Animal Welfare Committee Vote: Apr 9, 2019

aye wr (1)

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S94 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7727
Current Committee:
Assembly Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§350 & 374, rpld & add §351, add §§351-a, 351-b, 351-c & 351-d, Ag & Mkts L; amd §70.06, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S8199
2017-2018: S251

S94 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to promoting animal fighting and appropriately punishing individuals associated with such activities.

S94 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S94 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   94

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. KAMINSKY, BROOKS -- 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 and the  penal  law,  in
  relation  to  detecting, disrupting and dismantling violent enterprise
  animal cruelty and appropriately punishing individuals associated with
  such enterprise cruelty; and to repeal certain provisions of the agri-
  culture and markets law relating thereto

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

  Section  1.  Section 350 of the agriculture and markets law is amended
by adding two new subdivisions 6 and 7 to read as follows:
  6. "ANIMAL FIGHTING" MEANS ANY FIGHT BETWEEN ANIMALS, OR  BETWEEN  ANY
ANIMAL  AND  A  PERSON OR PERSONS, FOR AMUSEMENT OR GAIN. THE TERM SHALL
NOT BE CONSTRUED TO INCLUDE EXHIBITIONS OF A KIND COMMONLY  FEATURED  AT
RODEOS.
  7. "ANIMAL FIGHTING PARAPHERNALIA" MEANS EQUIPMENT, PRODUCTS, OR MATE-
RIALS  OF  ANY KIND THAT ARE USED, INTENDED FOR USE, OR DESIGNED FOR USE
IN THE TRAINING, PREPARATION,  CONDITIONING  OR  FURTHERANCE  OF  ANIMAL
FIGHTING.  ANIMAL  FIGHTING PARAPHERNALIA INCLUDES (I) A BREAKING STICK,
WHICH MEANS A DEVICE DESIGNED FOR INSERTION BEHIND THE MOLARS OF  A  DOG
FOR  THE PURPOSE OF BREAKING THE DOG'S GRIP ON ANOTHER ANIMAL OR OBJECT,
(II) A CAT MILL, WHICH MEANS A DEVICE  THAT  ROTATES  AROUND  A  CENTRAL
SUPPORT  WITH  ONE  ARM DESIGNED TO SECURE A DOG AND ONE ARM DESIGNED TO
SECURE A CAT, RABBIT, OR OTHER SMALL ANIMAL BEYOND THE GRASP OF THE DOG,
(III) A TREADMILL, WHICH MEANS  AN  EXERCISE  DEVICE  CONSISTING  OF  AN
ENDLESS  BELT ON WHICH THE ANIMAL WALKS OR RUNS WITHOUT CHANGING PLACES,
(IV) A SPRINGPOLE, WHICH MEANS A BITING SURFACE ATTACHED TO A  STRETCHA-
BLE  DEVICE,  SUSPENDED  AT  A  HEIGHT  SUFFICIENT TO PREVENT A DOG FROM
REACHING THE BITING SURFACE WHILE TOUCHING THE GROUND,  (V)  A  FIGHTING
PIT,  WHICH  MEANS A WALLED AREA, OR OTHERWISE DEFINED AREA, DESIGNED TO

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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