assembly Bill A10998

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Requires each violator of "Buster's Law" to register his or her name and address with the department of agriculture and markets

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May 06, 2010 referred to agriculture

A10998 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง352, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A1506
2013-2014: A4516, A8443
2015-2016: A2484
2017-2018: A10049
2019-2020: A4913

A10998 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires each violator of "Buster's Law" to register his or her name and address with the department of agriculture and markets.

A10998 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

A10998 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  10998

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               May 6, 2010
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. TEDISCO -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Agriculture

AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation  to  estab-
  lishing a registry for persons convicted of violating "Buster's Law"

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

  Section 1. The agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a  new
section 352 to read as follows:
  S  352.  ANIMAL  CRUELTY  REGISTER.  ANY  PERSON WHO IS CONVICTED OF A
VIOLATION  OF  SECTION  THREE  HUNDRED  FIFTY-ONE   OR   THREE   HUNDRED
FIFTY-THREE-A  OF  THIS ARTICLE SHALL REGISTER WITH THE DEPARTMENT. SUCH
REGISTRATION SHALL BE MADE IN A MANNER AND FORM TO BE DETERMINED BY  THE
DEPARTMENT,  AND  SHALL  INCLUDE,  AT A MINIMUM, THE NAME AND ADDRESS OF
SUCH REGISTRANT. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL MAINTAIN REGISTRATION  INFORMATION
RECEIVED  PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION IN A REGISTRY. SUCH REGISTRY SHALL BE
IN PRINT AND IN ELECTRONIC FORM  AND  SHALL  BE  AVAILABLE  TO  ALL  LAW
ENFORCEMENT ENTITIES, DISTRICT ATTORNEYS, DULY INCORPORATED HUMANE SOCI-
ETIES,  SOCIETIES  FOR  THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS, DOG OR CAT
PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATIONS, ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS,  BREEDERS  OF  ANIMALS
AND  PET  STORES  DOING  BUSINESS IN THIS STATE.  ANY PERSON REQUIRED TO
REGISTER PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL REGISTER ANNUALLY, OR EACH  TIME
SUCH  PERSON MOVES TO A NEW ADDRESS AND SHALL CONTINUE TO REGISTER UNTIL
SUCH PERSON RECEIVES A COURT ORDER ORDERING SUCH REGISTRATION TO  CEASE.
NO  SUCH  ORDER  SHALL BE ISSUED UNTIL SUCH PERSON FIRST DEMONSTRATES TO
THE COURT THAT HE OR SHE  HAS  UNDERGONE  PSYCHIATRIC  OR  PSYCHOLOGICAL
TESTING,  THE RESULTS OF WHICH INDICATE BY CLEAR AND CONVINCING EVIDENCE
HIS OR HER CAPABLE AND SOUND MENTAL CAPACITY  AND  ABILITY  TO  OWN  AND
PROPERLY  CARE  FOR AN ANIMAL IN A HUMANE MANNER. ANY PERSON REQUIRED TO
REGISTER PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL NOT OWN A  COMPANION  ANIMAL  OR
HAVE  EMPLOYMENT  AT  AN  ANIMAL SHELTER, POUND, PET STORE, ZOO OR OTHER
BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENT WHERE COMPANION ANIMALS ARE PRESENT.  ANY  PERSON
WHO  IS  CONVICTED  OF A VIOLATION OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED FIFTY-ONE OR
THREE HUNDRED FIFTY-THREE-A OF THIS ARTICLE SHALL, IN  ADDITION  TO  ANY
OTHER PENALTY OR TERM OF IMPRISONMENT AUTHORIZED BY LAW, BE SUBJECT TO A

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