Bill S2560A-2013

Expands the definition of aggravated cruelty to animals to include harm to a companion animal during the commission of a felony

Expands the definition of aggravated cruelty to animals to include harm to animals during the commission of a felony.

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Actions

  • Feb 27, 2014: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Feb 26, 2014: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Feb 11, 2014: 1ST REPORT CAL.163
  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO AGRICULTURE
  • Jan 8, 2014: returned to senate
  • Jan 8, 2014: died in assembly
  • Jun 17, 2013: referred to agriculture
  • Jun 17, 2013: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 17, 2013: PASSED SENATE
  • Jun 4, 2013: AMENDED ON THIRD READING 2560A
  • May 6, 2013: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • May 1, 2013: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Apr 30, 2013: 1ST REPORT CAL.453
  • Jan 22, 2013: REFERRED TO AGRICULTURE

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Agriculture - Feb 11, 2014
Ayes (9): Ritchie, Gallivan, O'Mara, Ranzenhofer, Seward, Valesky, Young, Serrano, Tkaczyk
Ayes W/R (1): Gipson
Nays (1): Montgomery

Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2560--A Cal. No. 453 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 22, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sens. BALL, ADDABBO, RANZENHOFER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Agricul- ture -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to first and second report, ordered to a third reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to expand- ing the definition of aggravated cruelty to animals to include harm to animals during the commission of a felony THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 353-a of the agriculture and markets law, as added by chapter 118 of the laws of 1999, is amended to read as follows: 1. A person is guilty of aggravated cruelty to animals when[,]: EITHER (A) with no justifiable purpose, he or she intentionally kills or intentionally causes serious physical injury , AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION TWENTY-NINE OF SECTION ONE HUNDRED EIGHT OF THIS CHAPTER, to a companion animal with aggravated cruelty[.]; OR (B) IN THE COURSE OF COMMISSION OF A FELONY, OR OF IMMEDIATE FLIGHT THEREFROM, HE OR SHE CAUSES PHYSICAL INJURY, AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION TWENTY-EIGHT OF SECTION ONE HUNDRED EIGHT OF THIS CHAPTER, OR DEATH TO A COMPANION ANIMAL. For purposes of this section, "aggravated cruelty" shall mean conduct which: (i) is intended to cause extreme physical pain; or (ii) is done or carried out in an especially depraved or sadistic manner. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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