senate Bill S229

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Increases certain penalties for violating the prohibition of animal fighting and for aggravated cruelty to animals

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Agriculture Committee


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Jan 06, 2021 referred to agriculture

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S229 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1558
Current Committee:
Senate Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§351 & 353-a, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A8444
2011-2012: A1520
2013-2014: A6095
2015-2016: S1174, A1445
2017-2018: S1712, A8082
2019-2020: S385, A984

S229 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Increases certain penalties for violating the prohibition of animal fighting and for aggravated cruelty to animals and requires a psychiatric evaluation for defendants convicted of aggravated cruelty to animals.

S229 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S229 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    229
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  TEDISCO,  BOYLE, O'MARA -- read twice and ordered
   printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Agricul-
   ture
 
 AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to increas-
   ing certain penalties for violating the prohibition of animal fighting
   and for aggravated cruelty to animals
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  The  opening paragraph of subdivision 2 of section 351 of
 the agriculture and markets law, as amended by chapter 190 of  the  laws
 of 2004, is amended to read as follows:
   Any  person who engages in any of the following conduct is guilty of a
 felony punishable by imprisonment for a period not to exceed [four]  SIX
 years, or by a fine not to exceed [twenty-five] THIRTY thousand dollars,
 or by both such fine and imprisonment:
   §  2. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 3 of section 351 of the agriculture
 and markets law, as added by chapter 150 of the laws of 1984, is amended
 to read as follows:
   (a) Any person who engages in conduct specified in  paragraph  (b)  of
 this  subdivision  is guilty of a [misdemeanor] FELONY and is punishable
 by imprisonment for a period not to exceed [one year] FOUR YEARS, or  by
 a  fine not to exceed [fifteen] TWENTY thousand dollars, or by both such
 fine and imprisonment.
   § 3. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 4 of section 351 of the  agriculture
 and markets law, as added by chapter 150 of the laws of 1984, is amended
 to read as follows:
   (a)  Any  person  who  engages  in  conduct specified in paragraph (b)
 [hereof] OF THIS SUBDIVISION is guilty of a [misdemeanor] FELONY and  is
 punishable  by  imprisonment  for  a period not to exceed [one year] TWO

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

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