senate Bill S5615

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to aggravated cruelty to animals

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Agriculture Committee

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 12, 2021 referred to agriculture

S5615 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §353-a, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S5116, A5506
2017-2018: S6186, A4850
2019-2020: S2018, A5722

S5615 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to penalties for aggravated cruelty to animals.

S5615 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5615 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                              March 12, 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  aggra-
   vated cruelty to animals

   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  intentionally kills or intentionally
 causes serious physical injury to [a companion] AN  animal  with  aggra-
 vated 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
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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