senate Bill S6299

Makes the failure to provide appropriate shelter to a dog left outside a misdemeanor

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  • 10 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO AGRICULTURE

Summary

Makes the failure to provide appropriate shelter to a dog left outside a misdemeanor.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8891
Versions:
S6299
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง353-b, Ag & Mkts L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S6299

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the agriculture and markets law, in
relation to making the failure to provide appropriate shelter to a dog
left outdoors a misdemeanor

PURPOSE: This bill will increase the penalty for failure to comply
the provisions of the Agriculture and Markets Law that require
appropriate shelter for dogs left outdoors. Currently a violation, the
bill would make such failure to comply a misdemeanor.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 Amends paragraph (a) of subdivision 2 of section 353-b of
the agriculture and markets law, making the first violation of the
provisions of that section a misdemeanor, and after 72 hours, the
continued failure to correct would be an additional misdemeanor.

Section 2 Makes the act effective 30 days after it becomes law.

JUSTIFICATION: The current law lacks sufficient penalty for the
failure to provide adequate shelter for dogs left outdoors. The
current penalty, a violation, provides for a fine of $50 to $100 for
the first offense, and $100 to $250 for the second offense. This bill
would increase that to a criminal misdemeanor, providing dogs the
protection they need, and law enforcement officials the tools they
need to protect dogs that are outside and lacking proper shelter
during the inclement weather.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2014: New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect 30 days after it becomes
law.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6299

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. TKACZYK -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Agriculture

AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation  to  making
  the  failure  to  provide appropriate shelter to a dog left outdoors a
  misdemeanor

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Paragraph  (a)  of  subdivision 2 of section 353-b of the
agriculture and markets law, as added by chapter  594  of  the  laws  of
2003, is amended to read as follows:
  (a)  Any  person  who  owns or has custody or control of a dog that is
left outdoors shall provide it with shelter appropriate  to  its  breed,
physical  condition  and  the climate. Any person who knowingly violates
the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a [violation, punisha-
ble by a fine of not less than fifty dollars nor more than  one  hundred
dollars  for  a  first  offense, and a fine of not less than one hundred
dollars nor more than two hundred fifty dollars for a second and  subse-
quent offenses] MISDEMEANOR.  Beginning seventy-two hours after a charge
of  violating  this  section, each day that a defendant fails to correct
the deficiencies in the dog shelter for a dog that he  or  she  owns  or
that  is  in his or her custody or control and that is left outdoors, so
as to bring it into compliance with the provisions of this section shall
constitute a separate [offense] MISDEMEANOR.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day  after  it  shall
have become a law.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13495-01-4

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