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 - Passed Senate

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 10, 2023 referred to agriculture
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 01, 2023 advanced to third reading
Apr 26, 2023 2nd report cal.
Apr 25, 2023 1st report cal.677
Mar 02, 2023 referred to agriculture


S5325 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §353-a, Ag & Mkts L

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.

S5325 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5325 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        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
   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
   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.


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