senate Bill S5445

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Includes reckless operation of a motor vehicle resulting in the death or serious injury of a companion animal in the definition aggravated animal cruelty

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Agriculture Committee


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Mar 05, 2021 referred to agriculture

S5445 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §353-a, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S8080
2019-2020: S935

S5445 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Includes reckless operation of a motor vehicle resulting in the death or serious injury of a companion animal in the definition of aggravated animal cruelty.

S5445 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5445 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5445
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               March 5, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  O'MARA -- 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  includ-
   ing  reckless  operation  of a motor vehicle resulting in the death or
   serious injury of a companion animal as aggravated animal cruelty

   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, with no
 justifiable purpose, he or she: (A) intentionally kills or intentionally
 causes serious physical injury to a  companion  animal  with  aggravated
 cruelty.   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; OR
   (B)  CAUSES THE DEATH OR CAUSES SERIOUS PHYSICAL INJURY TO A COMPANION
 ANIMAL WHILE RECKLESSLY OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE.
   § 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
 have become a law.
 
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD10049-01-1


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