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.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2596--A 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN ASSEMBLY January 16, 2013 ___________Introduced by M. of A. ZEBROWSKI, GUNTHER, MILLMAN, TITONE, RAIA, TEDIS- CO, GIGLIO, MONTESANO, CORWIN, McDONOUGH, LENTOL, GABRYSZAK -- Multi- Sponsored by -- M. of A. BROOK-KRASNY, COLTON, DINOWITZ, GOTTFRIED, LALOR, McDONALD, SIMANOWITZ, SWEENEY, WEISENBERG -- read once and referred to the Committee on Codes -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit- tee 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. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 195.06-a to read as follows: S 195.06-A KILLING A POLICE WORK DOG OR POLICE WORK HORSE. A PERSON IS GUILTY OF KILLING A POLICE WORK DOG OR POLICE WORK HORSE WHEN SUCH PERSON INTENTIONALLY KILLS A POLICE WORK DOG OR POLICE WORK HORSE WHILE SUCH DOG OR HORSE IS IN THE PERFORMANCE OF ITS DUTIES AND UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF A POLICE OFFICER. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "POLICE WORK DOG" OR "POLICE WORK HORSE," AS THE CASE MAY BE, SHALL MEAN ANY DOG OR HORSE OWNED OR HARBORED BY ANY STATE OR MUNICIPAL POLICE DEPARTMENT OR ANY STATE OR FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY, WHICH HAS BEEN TRAINED TO AID LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS AND IS ACTUALLY BEING USED FOR POLICE WORK PURPOSES. KILLING A POLICE WORK DOG OR POLICE WORK HORSE IS A CLASS E FELONY. 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. LBD02095-04-3