senate Bill S7043

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to aggravated neglect of a companion animal

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Agriculture Committee


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May 25, 2021 referred to agriculture

S7043 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4793
Current Committee:
Senate Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add §355-a, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A8665
2015-2016: A3661
2017-2018: A6482
2019-2020: A4569

S7043 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to aggravated neglect of a companion animal.

S7043 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7043 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7043
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               May 25, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. TEDISCO -- 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 neglect of a companion animal
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a  new
 section 355-a to read as follows:
   §  355-A.  AGGRAVATED  NEGLECT. 1. AN OWNER SHALL BE LIABLE FOR AGGRA-
 VATED NEGLECT WHEN A  COMPANION  ANIMAL  IS  SUBJECTED  TO  CRUELTY,  AS
 DEFINED  IN  SECTION  THREE HUNDRED FIFTY OF THIS ARTICLE, AND THE OWNER
 HAS NOT TAKEN REASONABLE STEPS TO LOCATE THE ANIMAL OR PROVIDE  ADEQUATE
 CARE.  FOR  THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION THE TERM ABANDONMENT SHALL HAVE
 THE SAME MEANING AS SUPPLIED IN SECTION THREE HUNDRED FIFTY-FIVE OF THIS
 ARTICLE PROVIDED, HOWEVER THAT THE FINE AND SENTENCING GUIDELINES  SHALL
 BE AS PROSCRIBED HEREIN.
   2.  AGGRAVATED  NEGLECT  OF COMPANION ANIMALS IS A FELONY. A DEFENDANT
 CONVICTED OF THIS OFFENSE SHALL BE SENTENCED PURSUANT TO  PARAGRAPH  (B)
 OF  SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION 55.10 OF THE PENAL LAW PROVIDED, HOWEVER,
 THAT ANY TERM OF IMPRISONMENT IMPOSED  FOR  VIOLATION  OF  THIS  SECTION
 SHALL BE A DEFINITE SENTENCE, WHICH MAY NOT EXCEED TWO YEARS.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD08832-01-1


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