SB5017 Summary:

BILL NO    S05017 

SAME AS    SAME AS A02421

SPONSOR    DEFRANCISCO

COSPNSR    KRUEGER

MLTSPNSR   

Amd S353-a, Ag & Mkts L

Provides that a person is guilty of aggravated cruelty to animals when such
person intentionally kills or causes serious physical injury to an animal with
aggravated cruelty; removes qualification that animal need be a companion
animal.
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SB5017 Actions:

BILL NO    S05017 

05/02/2011 REFERRED TO AGRICULTURE
01/04/2012 REFERRED TO AGRICULTURE
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SB5017 Text:

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

                                         5017

                              2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                                   I N  S E N A T E

                                      May 2, 2011
                                      ___________

       Introduced  by  Sen.  DeFRANCISCO -- 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

         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,  with  no
    5  justifiable  purpose,  he  or  she  intentionally kills or intentionally
    6  causes serious physical injury to [a companion] AN  animal  with  aggra-
    7  vated cruelty.  For purposes of this section, "aggravated cruelty" shall
    8  mean  conduct which:  (i) is intended to cause extreme physical pain; or
    9  (ii) is done or carried  out  in  an  especially  depraved  or  sadistic
   10  manner.
   11    S  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
   12  have become a law.





        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD01970-01-1
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