S00961 Elevates the offense of killing a police work dog or police work horse from being a class E felony to a class D felony; and establishes the class E felony of injuring a police work dog or police work horse for intentionally causing serious physical injury to a police work dog or police work horse while such dog or horse is performing its duties under the supervision of a police officer.
Bill Sponsor: Catharine Young
Albany , NY 12247
Senate Codes Committee Chair: unnamed
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STATE OF NEW YORK 961 2017-2018 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 5, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sen. YOUNG -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to elevating the severity of the felony offense of killing a police work dog or police work horse and establishing the class E felony offense of injuring a police work dog or police work horse The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1 Section 1. The closing paragraph of section 195.06-a of the penal law, 2 as added by chapter 162 of the laws of 2013, is amended to read as 3 follows: 4 Killing a police work dog or police work horse is a class [
E] D felo- 5 ny. 6 § 2. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 195.06-b to read 7 as follows: 8 § 195.06-b Injuring a police work dog or police work horse. 9 A person is guilty of injuring a police work dog or police work horse 10 when such person intentionally causes serious physical injury to a 11 police work dog or police work horse while such dog or horse is in the 12 performance of its duties and under the supervision of a police officer. 13 For purposes of this section, "police work dog" or "police work horse," 14 as the case may be, shall mean any dog or horse owned or harbored by any 15 state or municipal police department or any state or federal law 16 enforcement agency, which has been trained to aid law enforcement offi- 17 cers and is actually being used for police work purposes. 18 Injuring a police work dog or police work horse is a class E felony. 19 § 3. This act shall take effect the first of November next succeeding 20 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.