Bill Text: NY A06864 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Relates to aggravated cruelty to animals; removes requirement that an animal be killed with aggravated cruelty in order to be guilty of such crime.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 8-3)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-22 - referred to agriculture [A06864 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A06864-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     March 22, 2019
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ORTIZ,  ENGLEBRIGHT,  DAVILA, COLTON, GLICK,
          read once and referred to the Committee on Agriculture
        AN  ACT  to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to aggra-
          vated cruelty to animals
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  Subdivision  1  of  section  353-a of the agriculture and
     2  markets law, as added by chapter 118 of the laws of 1999, is amended  to
     3  read as follows:
     4    1.  A  person is guilty of aggravated cruelty to animals when, with no
     5  justifiable purpose, he or  she  intentionally  kills  or  intentionally
     6  causes  serious  physical  injury to a companion animal [with aggravated
     7  cruelty. For purposes of this section, "aggravated cruelty"  shall  mean
     8  conduct  which:  (i) is intended to cause extreme physical pain; or (ii)
     9  is done or carried out in an especially depraved or sadistic manner].
    10    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.