assembly Bill A614

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes the crimes of sexual conduct with an animal resulting in injury or death and sexual conduct with an animal

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Jan 06, 2021 referred to agriculture

A614 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§353-g & 353-h, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A8744

A614 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the crimes of sexual conduct with an animal resulting in injury or death and sexual conduct with an animal; makes such crimes a class E felony and class A misdemeanor, respectively.

A614 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    614
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 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  estab-
   lishing the crimes of sexual conduct with an animal resulting in inju-
   ry or death and sexual conduct with an animal

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a  new
 section 353-g to read as follows:
   §  353-G.  SEXUAL CONDUCT WITH AN ANIMAL RESULTING IN INJURY OR DEATH.
 1. A PERSON IS GUILTY OF SEXUAL CONDUCT  WITH  AN  ANIMAL  RESULTING  IN
 INJURY  OR DEATH WHEN HE OR SHE ENGAGES IN SEXUAL CONDUCT WITH AN ANIMAL
 WHICH RESULTS IN THE INJURY OR DEATH OF SUCH ANIMAL. FOR THE PURPOSES OF
 THIS SECTION, "SEXUAL CONDUCT" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING  AS  PROVIDED
 IN SECTION 130.00 OF THE PENAL LAW.
   2. NOTHING CONTAINED IN THIS SECTION SHALL BE CONSTRUED TO PROHIBIT OR
 INTERFERE  IN  ANY  WAY  WITH  ANYONE  LAWFULLY  ENGAGED IN ANY PROPERLY
 CONDUCTED SCIENTIFIC TESTS, EXPERIMENTS, OR INVESTIGATIONS INVOLVING THE
 USE OF LIVING ANIMALS, PERFORMED OR CONDUCTED IN LABORATORIES OR  INSTI-
 TUTIONS  APPROVED FOR SUCH PURPOSES BY THE COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH PURSU-
 ANT TO SECTION THREE HUNDRED FIFTY-THREE OF THIS ARTICLE.
   3. SEXUAL CONDUCT WITH AN ANIMAL RESULTING IN INJURY  OR  DEATH  IS  A
 FELONY.  A DEFENDANT CONVICTED OF THIS OFFENSE SHALL BE SENTENCED PURSU-
 ANT TO PARAGRAPH (B) OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION 55.10  OF  THE  PENAL
 LAW.
   4. IN ADDITION TO THE PENALTY IMPOSED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION THREE OF
 THIS SECTION, THE COURT SHALL ORDER A PERSON CONVICTED OF VIOLATING THIS
 SECTION TO:
   (A)  RELINQUISH  AND  PERMANENTLY FORFEIT CUSTODY OF ALL ANIMALS UNDER
 SUCH PERSON'S  OWNERSHIP,  POSSESSION,  CONTROL,  OR  RESIDING  IN  SUCH
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets