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
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          6864
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     March 22, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ORTIZ,  ENGLEBRIGHT,  DAVILA, COLTON, GLICK,
          TAYLOR, McDONOUGH, SANTABARBARA,  GIGLIO,  SEAWRIGHT,  BLANKENBUSH  --
          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.
                                                                   LBD04975-01-9
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