senate Bill S197

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Expands the definition of aggravated cruelty to animals to include harm to a companion animal during the commission of a felony

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Agriculture Committee


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Jan 05, 2022 referred to agriculture
Jan 06, 2021 referred to agriculture

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S197 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1633
Current Committee:
Senate Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §353-a, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A10541
2011-2012: S5083, A1632
2013-2014: S2560, A4517
2015-2016: S2936, A1596
2017-2018: S1680, A3038
2019-2020: S186, A1834

S197 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts "Kirby and Quigley's Law"; expands the definition of aggravated cruelty to animals to include harm to a companion animal during the commission of a felony.

S197 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S197 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    197
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  TEDISCO, ADDABBO, AKSHAR, BOYLE, BRESLIN, BROOKS,
   HELMING, KENNEDY, O'MARA, RITCHIE, SANDERS, SEPULVEDA  --  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 expand-
   ing the definition of aggravated cruelty to animals to include harm to
   animals during the commission of a felony
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  This  act  shall  be known and may be cited as "Kirby and
 Quigley's Law".
   § 2. Subdivision 1 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:
   1. A person is guilty of aggravated cruelty to animals when[,]: EITHER
   (A) with no justifiable purpose, he  or  she  intentionally  kills  or
 intentionally  causes serious physical injury, AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION
 TWENTY-NINE OF SECTION ONE HUNDRED EIGHT OF THIS CHAPTER, to a companion
 animal with aggravated cruelty[.]; OR
   (B) IN THE COURSE OF COMMISSION OF A FELONY, OR  OF  IMMEDIATE  FLIGHT
 THEREFROM,  HE  OR SHE CAUSES INTENTIONAL PHYSICAL INJURY, AS DEFINED IN
 SUBDIVISION TWENTY-EIGHT OF SECTION ONE HUNDRED EIGHT OF  THIS  CHAPTER,
 OR DEATH TO A COMPANION ANIMAL.
   For  purposes of this section, "aggravated cruelty" shall mean conduct
 which:  (i) is intended to cause extreme physical pain; or (ii) is  done
 or carried out in an especially depraved or sadistic manner.
   § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD03411-01-1

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