Senate Bill S5325

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Relates to the sentencing for the crime of aggravated cruelty to animals

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Agriculture Committee


  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2023-S5325 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8211
Current Committee:
Senate Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §353-a, Ag & Mkts L

2023-S5325 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts "Tucker's law"; removes the provision that provides that any term of imprisonment for a violation of aggravated cruelty to animals may not exceed two years.

2023-S5325 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2023-S5325 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5325
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               March 2, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. MARTINEZ -- 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 sentenc-
   ing for the crime of aggravated cruelty to animals
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
 "Tucker's law".
   § 2. Subdivision 3 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:
   3. Aggravated cruelty to 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 defi-
 nite sentence, which may not exceed two years].
   § 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
 it shall have become a law.
 
 
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD06572-01-3



              

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