STATE OF NEW YORK
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
January 16, 2013
Introduced by M. of A. ZEBROWSKI -- read once and referred to the
Committee on Codes
AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to killing or injuring a
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 195.06 of the penal law, as added by chapter 42 of
the laws of 1986, is amended to read as follows:
S 195.06 Killing or injuring a police animal.
A person is guilty of killing or injuring a police animal when such
person intentionally kills or injures [any] AN animal:
1. while such animal is in the performance of its duties and under the
supervision of a police or peace officer[.]; OR
2. WHEN SUCH ANIMAL CAN BE REASONABLY IDENTIFIED AS A POLICE ANIMAL BY
MEANS OF ITS PRESENCE IN A MARKED POLICE OR EMERGENCY VEHICLE OR ENCLO-
SURE IN A MARKED AND FENCED OR OTHER ENCLOSED AREA.
Killing or injuring a police animal is a class [A misdemeanor] D FELO-
S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.