Increases certain penalties for violating the prohibition of animal fighting.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4407--A 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN ASSEMBLY February 3, 2011 ___________Introduced by M. of A. LENTOL, MILLMAN, ROSENTHAL, ZEBROWSKI, ORTIZ, JEFFRIES, SCHROEDER, PRETLOW, HEVESI, MARKEY, MAISEL, MOYA, PAULIN, ENGLEBRIGHT, KAVANAGH, P. RIVERA, JAFFEE -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BARCLAY, BING, BOYLE, BRENNAN, BURLING, CONTE, CUSICK, CYMBROW- ITZ, DenDEKKER, DINOWITZ, GABRYSZAK, GLICK, GOTTFRIED, LANCMAN, LATIM- ER, V. LOPEZ, LUPARDO, McENENY, McLAUGHLIN, MENG, MONTESANO, MORELLE, MURRAY, TEDISCO, TENNEY, THIELE, WEISENBERG -- read once and referred to the Committee on Agriculture -- reported and referred to the Committee on Codes -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to increas- ing certain penalties for violating the prohibition of animal fighting THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 5 of section 351 of the agriculture and markets law, as added by chapter 308 of the laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows: 5. (a) Any person who engages in the conduct specified in paragraph (b) of this subdivision is guilty of a
[violation]CLASS B MISDEMEANOR punishable by IMPRISONMENT FOR A PERIOD NOT TO EXCEED THREE MONTHS, OR BY a fine not to exceed five hundred dollars, OR BY BOTH SUCH FINE AND IMPRISONMENT. Any person who engages in the conduct specified in para- graph (b) of this subdivision after having been convicted within the previous five years of a violation of this subdivision or subdivision four of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and is punishable by imprisonment for a period not to exceed one year, or by a fine not to [exceeded]EXCEED one thousand dollars, or by both [by]such fine and imprisonment. (b) The knowing presence as a spectator at any place where an exhibi- tion of animal fighting is being conducted. S 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have become a law and shall only apply to offenses committed on or after such date.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD06341-02-1