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.
Ayes (62): Adams, Addabbo, Avella, Ball, Bonacic, Boyle, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Espaillat, Farley, Felder, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gallivan, Gianaris, Gipson, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Hassell-Thomps, Hoylman, Kennedy, Klein, Krueger, Lanza, Larkin, Latimer, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Marchione, Martins, Maziarz, Nozzolio, O'Brien, O'Mara, Parker, Peralta, Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Sampson, Sanders, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousin, Tkaczyk, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Nays (1): Montgomery
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to killing or injuring a police animal
To establish the killing of a police dog or a police horse as a class E felony.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
The penal law is amended to add a new section 195.06-a relating to the killing of a police dog or a police horse.
State, local and federal law enforcement agencies have increasingly relied on the use of animals (e.g. dogs and horses) 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 and other abilities in conducting police work. In addition, State, local and federal law enforcement agencies invest a great deal of time and resources in the training of these crime and recovery assistants. Police animals help improve public safety and protection. The loss of a police animal is not only a loss to the law enforcement department and community, but also to the citizens of New York. As such, establishing this felony level crime is appropriate.
S.561/A.1615 of 2003/2004; Passed Senate S.701-A/A.296-A 2005/2006; Passed Senate S.253-A of 2007/2008; Passed Senate S.1403 of 2009/2010; Referred to Senate Codes Committee S.518 of 2011/2012; Passed Senate.
This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1079--A Cal. No. 189 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sens. MAZIARZ, BALL, BONACIC, BOYLE, DeFRANCISCO, ESPAIL- LAT, FARLEY, FLANAGAN, FUSCHILLO, GOLDEN, GRIFFO, HOYLMAN, LANZA, LARKIN, LAVALLE, LITTLE, MARCHIONE, MARTINS, RITCHIE, SAVINO, SERRANO, SEWARD -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to first and second report, ordered to a third reading, passed by Senate and delivered to the Assembly, recalled, vote reconsidered, restored to third reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading 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. LBD02095-05-3