Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 05, 2022||
referred to agriculture
|Feb 05, 2021||
referred to agriculture
Senate Bill S4505
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-S4505 (ACTIVE) - Details
2021-S4505 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S4505 SPONSOR: LANZA TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to penal- ties for intent to cause injury to an animal PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to create an additional means to establish the crime of aggravated cruelty to animals where a person injures or kills an animal due to behavior evincing a depraved indifference to the life of the animal. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends § 353-a of the agriculture and markets law by adding an additional means to establish the crime of aggravated cruelty to animal where, under circumstances evincing a depraved indifference to the life of an animal, he or she recklessly engages in conduct which creates
2021-S4505 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4505 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 5, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. LANZA -- 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 penal- ties for intent to cause injury to an animal THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. 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[,]: (A) with no justifiable purpose, he or she intentionally kills or inten- tionally causes serious physical injury to a companion animal with aggravated cruelty OR (B) UNDER CIRCUMSTANCES EVINCING A DEPRAVED INDIF- FERENCE TO THE LIFE OF AN ANIMAL, HE OR SHE RECKLESSLY ENGAGES IN CONDUCT WHICH CREATES A GRAVE RISK OF SERIOUS PHYSICAL INJURY OR DEATH TO THE ANIMAL, AND THEREBY CAUSES SERIOUS PHYSICAL INJURY OR DEATH TO SUCH 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. § 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD06281-01-1
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