A06923 Summary:

BILL NOA06923
 
SAME ASSAME AS S04574
 
SPONSORTannousis
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd §353-a, Ag & Mkts L
 
Relates to enhanced penalties for aggravated cruelty to animals.
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A06923 Actions:

BILL NOA06923
 
04/13/2021referred to agriculture
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A06923 Committee Votes:

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A06923 Floor Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A06923 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A6923
 
SPONSOR: Tannousis
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to enhanced penalties for aggravated cruelty to animals   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to create an additional means to establish the crime of aggravated cruelty to animals.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends § 353-a of the agriculture and markets law by adding an additional means to establish the crime of aggravated cruelty to animal where a person uses.a weapon to cause extreme physical pain or serious physical injury to the animal.   JUSTIFICATION: 350 of the agriculture and markets law defines a "companion animal" as any dog or cat, or any other domesticated animal normally maintained in or near the household of the owner or person who cares for such other domesticated animal. This means that wild animals and farm animals do not currently receive this protection. Animals killed by hunters, animals killed in emergency situations, and livestock would not be affected by this legislation because the existing law only covers conduct "with no justifiable purpose." This language is not altered by this legislation.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2018 Referred to Agriculture.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.
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A06923 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          6923
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                     April 13, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  TANNOUSIS  --  read once and referred to the
          Committee on Agriculture
 
        AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to enhanced
          penalties for aggravated 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 animal with aggravated
     7  cruelty.  For purposes of this section, "aggravated cruelty" shall  mean
     8  conduct  which:  (i) is intended to cause extreme physical pain or seri-
     9  ous physical injury; [or] (ii) is done or carried out in  an  especially
    10  depraved  or  sadistic  manner;  or (iii) is committed with the use of a
    11  weapon.
    12    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD06285-01-1
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