State Senate Approves Tom O’Mara’s Sponsored “Kirby & Quigley’s Law” Legislation

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The New York State Senate has approved legislation, sponsored by Senator Tom O’Mara, known as “Kirby & Quigley’s Law.”

The legislation establishes a felony crime for harming a companion animal during the commission of another felony. It is punishable by two years in prison and a $5,000 fine. 

The Senate approved the legislation with strong bipartisan support by a vote of 59 to 2. 

This legislation has been approved for the past five years, but the assembly is yet to act on it. 

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