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Bill S1079-2013

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.

Details

Actions

  • May 7, 2013: returned to senate
  • May 7, 2013: RECALLED FROM ASSEMBLY
  • Mar 25, 2013: referred to codes
  • Mar 25, 2013: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Mar 25, 2013: PASSED SENATE
  • Mar 14, 2013: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Mar 13, 2013: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Mar 12, 2013: 1ST REPORT CAL.189
  • Jan 9, 2013: REFERRED TO CODES

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Codes - Mar 12, 2013
Ayes (16): Nozzolio, Boyle, DeFrancisco, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gallivan, Golden, Lanza, O'Mara, Smith, Squadron, Perkins, Espaillat, Hoylman, Sampson, O'Brien

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S1079

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to killing or injuring a police animal

PURPOSE: To include emergency vehicles among vehicles or premises where an animal can be reasonably identified as a police animal.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 195.06 of the penal law is amended to include emergency vehicles alongside police vehicles as vehicles on which an animal can reasonably be identified as police animals.

JUSTIFICATION: State and local law enforcement agencies and emergency services have increasingly relied on the use of dogs for assistance in crime solving, rescue and recovery operations. These animals serve the people of New York State through the use of their keen senses. In addition, State and local police and the emergency services invest a great deal of time and resources in the training of these crime and recovery assistants. The loss or injury of a police animal is not only a loss to the police or emergency services department but also the citizens of New York.

BILL HISTORY: S.4701 of 1997/1998; Referred to Senate Codes Committee S.4448 of 1999/2000; Referred to Senate Codes Committee S.1901/A.1369 of 2001/2002; Referred to Senate Codes Committee S.561/A.1615 of 2003/2004; Passed Senate S.701-A/A.296-A 2005/2006; Passed Senate 253-A of 2007/2008; Passed Senate S.1403 of 2009/2010; Referred to Senate Codes Committee S.518 of 2011/2012; Referred to codes

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1079 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sens. MAZIARZ, DeFRANCISCO, FUSCHILLO, GOLDEN, LARKIN, LITTLE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed 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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