Elevates killing a police work dog or horse to a class D felony

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
428 Capitol
Albany , NY 12247
Phone: 518-455-3563
Fax: 518-426-6905
cyoung@nysenate.gov

Senate Codes Committee Chair: unnamed


S00961 Summary:

BILL NO S00961
SAME AS No Same As
SPONSOR YOUNG

S00961 Text:

 
   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.