senate Bill S1508

2009-2010 Legislative Session

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

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Jan 06, 2010 referred to agriculture
Feb 02, 2009 referred to agriculture

S1508 - Bill Details

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Agriculture and Markets Law

S1508 - Bill Texts

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


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


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.


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.


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



90 days after it shall have became a law.
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