senate Bill S1508

Establishes a toll-free statewide number for use in the investigation and prevention of animal fighting

download pdf

Sponsor

Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
view actions

actions

  • 02 / Feb / 2009
    • REFERRED TO AGRICULTURE
  • 06 / Jan / 2010
    • REFERRED TO AGRICULTURE

Summary

do you support this bill?

Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1376
Versions:
S1508
Legislative Cycle:
2009-2010
Current Committee:
Senate Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER: S1508

TITLE OF BILL :

An act to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to
establishing a toll-free hotline to report animal fighting


PURPOSE :

To establish a toll-free hotline that can be used by individuals to
report instances of animal fighting.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS :

Section 1 -- Adds a section 351-a to the Agriculture and Markets Law
directing the Division of Criminal Justice Services Commissioner to
establish a toll-free hotline that can be used to report instances of
animal fighting. Information obtained from use of the hotline will be
shared with the appropriate law enforcement authority and the Society
for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Section 2 -- Effective date.

JUSTIFICATION :

As we have seen with the recent case of celebrated National Football
League quarterback Michael Vick, animal fighting is a serious problem
affecting communities throughout the nation. Animal fighting is a
disgusting activity, and our state officials must do their part to
eliminate it from the Empire State.

This legislation establishes a toll-free hotline, to be operated by
the Division of Criminal Justice Services, that will allow citizens to
anonymously report instances of animal fighting. This hotline make it
easier for authorities to receive information on this illegal
activity, which is often shielded from public view. If enacted into
law, this legislation will greatly enhance New York State's efforts to
eliminate this very disturbing and disgusting activity.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :

S.6663-B/A.10445-B of 2008

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :

Undetermined.

EFFECTIVE DATE :
90 days after it shall have became a law.
view bill text
The Bill text is not available.

Comments

Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.