S06774 Summary:

BILL NOS06774A
 
SAME ASSAME AS A09552-A
 
SPONSORRITCHIE
 
COSPNSRAVELLA, BONACIC, BRESLIN, DILAN, KRUEGER, STAVISKY
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd S351, Ag & Mkts L
 
Prohibits persons from owning, possessing, selling, transferring or manufacturing animal fighting paraphernalia with intent to engage in animal fighting.
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S06774 Actions:

BILL NOS06774A
 
03/21/2012REFERRED TO AGRICULTURE
03/27/20121ST REPORT CAL.457
03/28/20122ND REPORT CAL.
03/29/2012ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
04/19/2012PASSED SENATE
04/19/2012DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
04/19/2012referred to codes
05/30/2012RECALLED FROM ASSEMBLY
05/30/2012returned to senate
05/30/2012VOTE RECONSIDERED - RESTORED TO THIRD READING
05/30/2012AMENDED ON THIRD READING 6774A
06/13/2012SUBSTITUTED BY A9552A
 A09552 AMEND=A McEneny
 03/13/2012referred to agriculture
 03/20/2012reported referred to codes
 05/29/2012amend and recommit to codes
 05/29/2012print number 9552a
 06/05/2012reported referred to rules
 06/06/2012reported
 06/06/2012rules report cal.58
 06/06/2012ordered to third reading rules cal.58
 06/06/2012passed assembly
 06/06/2012delivered to senate
 06/06/2012REFERRED TO AGRICULTURE
 06/13/2012SUBSTITUTED FOR S6774A
 06/13/20123RD READING CAL.457
 06/13/2012PASSED SENATE
 06/13/2012RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
 07/06/2012delivered to governor
 07/18/2012signed chap.144
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S06774 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         6774--A
            Cal. No. 457
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                     March 21, 2012
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  Sens. RITCHIE, AVELLA, BONACIC, BRESLIN, DILAN, KRUEGER,
          STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and  when  printed  to  be
          committed  to  the Committee on Agriculture -- reported favorably from
          said committee, ordered to first and second report, ordered to a third
          reading, passed by Senate and delivered  to  the  Assembly,  recalled,

          vote  reconsidered,  restored  to  third  reading, amended and ordered
          reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading
 
        AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to  prohib-
          iting  persons from owning, possessing, selling, transferring or manu-
          facturing animal fighting paraphernalia
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1.  Section 351 of the agriculture and markets law is amended
     2  by adding a new subdivision 6 to read as follows:
     3    6. (a) Any person who intentionally owns, possesses, sells,  transfers
     4  or  manufactures animal fighting paraphernalia with the intent to engage
     5  in or otherwise promote or facilitate  animal  fighting  as  defined  in

     6  subdivision  one  of  this  section  is  guilty of a class B misdemeanor
     7  punishable by imprisonment for a period of up to ninety days,  or  by  a
     8  fine not to exceed five hundred dollars, or by both such fine and impri-
     9  sonment.  Any person who engages in the conduct specified in this subdi-
    10  vision after having been convicted within the previous five years  of  a
    11  violation of this subdivision is guilty of a misdemeanor and is punisha-
    12  ble  by  imprisonment  for a period not to exceed one year, or by a fine
    13  not to exceed one thousand dollars, or by both such fine  and  imprison-
    14  ment.
    15    (b)  For purposes of this section, animal fighting paraphernalia shall
    16  mean equipment, products, or  materials  of  any  kind  that  are  used,

    17  intended  for  use,  or  designed  for use in the training, preparation,
    18  conditioning  or  furtherance  of  animal  fighting.   Animal   fighting
    19  paraphernalia includes the following:
    20    (i)  A  breaking  stick,  which  means a device designed for insertion
    21  behind the molars of a dog for the purpose of breaking the dog's grip on
    22  another animal or object;
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD15029-03-2

        S. 6774--A                          2
 
     1    (ii) A cat mill, which means a device that rotates  around  a  central

     2  support  with  one  arm designed to secure a dog and one arm designed to
     3  secure a cat, rabbit, or other small animal beyond the grasp of the dog;
     4    (iii)  A  treadmill,  which  means an exercise device consisting of an
     5  endless belt on which the animal walks or runs without changing places;
     6    (iv) A springpole, which means a biting surface attached to a stretch-
     7  able device, suspended at a height sufficient  to  prevent  a  dog  from
     8  reaching the biting surface while touching the ground;
     9    (v)  A  fighting  pit, which means a walled area, or otherwise defined
    10  area, designed to contain an animal fight;
    11    (vi) Any other instrument commonly used in the furtherance of  pitting
    12  an animal against another animal.

    13    §  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
    14  have become a law.
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