senate Bill S583
(R, C, IP) 59th Senate District
- In Committee
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- Passed Senate
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- Delivered to Governor
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Prohibits persons who have been convicted of animal cruelty from working at an animal shelter; makes such violation a class A misdemeanor.
TITLE OF BILL:
to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to limiting the
right of a person who has violated certain animal cruelty statutes from
working at an animal shelter
To prohibit people who are convicted of animal cruelty from working in
places that place them in direct control of animal care, such as
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Sections 353-a and 353 of the agriculture and markets law are amended
by adding a new subdivision that states that no person in violation
of the section is allowed to be a dog or animal control officer, or
work at an animal shelter, pound, humane society, animal protective
association, or society for the prevention of cruelty to animals.
There have been numerous instances of animal abuse that occur in
establishments created to protect and care for animals, Often, the
accused are managers or employees of such establishments. Currently,
there is nothing preventing them from remaining in these positions,
or being hired in the future. For the same reason that sex offenders
are not allowed to be hired as daycare workers, convicted animal
abusers should not be in a position to oversee the care of animals.
This act shall take effect thirty days after it becomes a law.
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