Makes victims of certain dog attacks eligible for awards by the crime victims board; requires dog control officers to give victims a card with notice thereof.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 185 2015-2016 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 7, 2015 ___________Introduced by Sen. DIAZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Correction AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to making victims of certain dog attacks eligible for awards by the crime victims board THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 621 of the executive law, as amended by chapter 710 of the laws of 1996, is amended to read as follows: 3. "Crime" shall mean (a) an act committed in New York state which would, if committed by a mentally competent criminally responsible adult, who has no legal exemption or defense, constitute a crime as defined in and proscribed by law;
[or](b) an act committed outside the state of New York against a resident of the state of New York which would be compensable had it occurred within the state of New York and which occurred in a state which does not have an eligible crime victim compensation program as such term is defined in the federal victims of crime act of 1984; [or](c) an act of terrorism, as defined in section 2331 of title 18, United States Code, committed outside of the United States against a resident of New York state; OR (D) A VIOLATION OF SUBDIVISION SEVEN OF SECTION ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-THREE OF THE AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS LAW. S 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall have become a law.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD00048-01-5