New York Bill Would Remove Animal Cruelty Laws from the Agriculture and Markets Laws and Codify them in the State Penal Code

New York Assembly Bill 1844 would make technical changes to the state’s animal cruelty laws and codify cruelty laws in the state’s penal code rather than the state’s agriculture and marketing laws. This action would remove jurisdiction on New York animal cruelty legislation from the state Assembly Committee on Agriculture and Senate Agriculture Committee. The bill has been referred to the Assembly Committee on Codes.