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SB5083 Summary:

BILL NOS05083
 
SAME ASSAME AS A01632
 
SPONSORBALL
 
COSPNSRADDABBO
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd S353-a, Ag & Mkts L
 
Expands the definition of aggravated cruelty to animals to include harm to animals during the commission of a felony.
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SB5083 Actions:

BILL NOS05083
 
05/03/2011REFERRED TO AGRICULTURE
01/04/2012REFERRED TO AGRICULTURE
05/01/2012REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO CODES
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SB5083 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          5083
 
                               2011-2012 Regular Sessions
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                       May 3, 2011
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  Sen.  BALL  --  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  expand-
          ing the definition of aggravated cruelty to animals to include harm to
          animals during the commission of a felony
 

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Subdivision 1 of  section  353-a  of  the  agriculture  and
     2  markets  law, as added by chapter 118 of the laws of 1999, is amended to
     3  read as follows:
     4    1. A person is guilty of aggravated cruelty to animals when[,]: either
     5    (a) with no justifiable purpose, he  or  she  intentionally  kills  or
     6  intentionally  causes serious physical injury to a companion animal with
     7  aggravated cruelty[.]; or
     8    (b) in the course of commission of a felony, or  of  immediate  flight
     9  therefrom,  he  or  she  causes  physical injury or death to a companion
    10  animal.
    11    For purposes of this section, "aggravated cruelty" shall mean  conduct

    12  which:   (i) is intended to cause extreme physical pain; or (ii) is done
    13  or carried out in an especially depraved or sadistic manner.
    14    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD02012-01-1
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