This bill has been amended

Bill A2596-2013

Increases killing or injuring a police animal from class A misdemeanor to class D felony

Provides that when a person intentionally kills a police work horse or police work dog in the performance of its duties under the supervision of a police officer it shall constitute a class E felony.



  • Jan 16, 2013: referred to codes


STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2596 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN ASSEMBLY 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 police animal 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- NY. 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.


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