Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 05, 2022||
referred to agriculture
|Jan 06, 2021||
referred to agriculture
Senate Bill S230
2021-2022 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Agriculture Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2021-S230 (ACTIVE) - Details
2021-S230 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S230 SPONSOR: TEDISCO TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to imposing additional penalties for animal abuse PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To prevent the crime of animal cruelty through evaluation and treatment of offenders. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Provides that a person convicted of animal abuse or neglect would be required to undergo a psychiatric evaluation and treatment as warranted. Provides that, notwithstanding any inconsistent provision of law, records of the crimes committed under this statute by youthful offenders shall not be sealed.
2021-S230 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 230 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 imposing additional penalties for animal abuse THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 353 of the agriculture and markets law, as amended by chapter 458 of the laws of 1985 and the opening paragraph as amended by chapter 523 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows: § 353. Overdriving, torturing and injuring animals; failure to provide proper sustenance. 1. A person who overdrives[,] OR overloads[, tortures or cruelly beats or unjustifiably injures, maims, mutilates or kills] any animal, whether wild or tame, and whether belonging to himself or to another, or deprives any animal of necessary sustenance, food or drink, or neglects or refuses to furnish it such sustenance or drink, or caus- es, procures or permits any animal to be overdriven, overloaded, [tortured, cruelly beaten, or unjustifiably injured, maimed, mutilated or killed,] or to be deprived of necessary food or drink, or who wilful- ly sets on foot, instigates, engages in, or in any way furthers any SUCH act of cruelty to any animal, or any SUCH act tending to produce such cruelty, is guilty of a class A misdemeanor and for purposes of para- graph (b) of subdivision one of section 160.10 of the criminal procedure law, shall be treated as a misdemeanor defined in the penal law. 2. THE COURT, FOR A PERSON WHO TORTURES OR CRUELLY BEATS OR UNJUSTIFI- ABLY INJURES, MAIMS, MUTILATES OR KILLS ANY ANIMAL, WHETHER WILD OR TAME, AND WHETHER BELONGING TO HIMSELF OR ANOTHER, OR WHO CAUSES, PROCURES OR PERMITS ANY ANIMAL TO BE TORTURED, CRUELLY BEATEN, OR UNJUSTIFIABLY INJURED, MAIMED, MUTILATED OR KILLED SHALL, IN ADDITION TO ANY OTHER PENALTY OTHERWISE IMPOSED BY LAW FOR A VIOLATION OF THIS EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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