assembly Bill A259

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires that individuals convicted of certain animal cruelty and animal fighting offenses reimburse the organizations caring for such animals

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 10, 2012 referred to agriculture
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jan 04, 2012 ordered to third reading cal.15
returned to assembly
died in senate
May 16, 2011 referred to finance
delivered to senate
passed assembly
May 12, 2011 advanced to third reading cal.290
May 10, 2011 reported
Feb 15, 2011 reported referred to codes
Jan 05, 2011 referred to agriculture

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A259 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3806
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง373, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A3168, A9400, S3155

A259 - Summary

Requires that individuals convicted of certain animal cruelty and animal fighting offenses reimburse the organizations caring for such animals.

A259 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   259

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. PAULIN, COLTON, GLICK, JAFFEE, KAVANAGH, MARKEY,
  MAYERSOHN, PHEFFER, ROSENTHAL, SCHIMEL, SCHIMMINGER, ZEBROWSKI, GIBSON
  -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.  of A. CLARK, GABRYSZAK,  HEVESI,  HIKIND,
  LUPARDO,  MAGEE, McENENY, PERRY, SWEENEY, THIELE, TITONE, TOWNS, WEIS-
  ENBERG -- read once and referred to the Committee on Agriculture

AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation  to  orders
  of restitution in certain cases

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

  Section 1. Legislative purpose. Animal cruelty and animal fighting are
serious crimes in New York state. Because crimes against  animals  often
involve  the  seizure of the victimized animals, these cases pose unique
challenges to law enforcement agencies throughout New York state.  These
challenges  involve  arranging  for  the housing and care of the animals
while the criminal case is pending. Private organizations, such as shel-
ters, humane societies and societies for the prevention  of  cruelty  to
animals  have traditionally assisted law enforcement agencies by provid-
ing care for these animals (which preserves  the  "evidence"  seized  in
criminal matters) with little or no reimbursement.
  It  is imperative to the continued prosecution of animal cruelty cases
that these private organizations be reimbursed for the  care  that  they
provide  to  these  victimized  animals.  Many private organizations are
declining to offer assistance in these cases  because  of  the  enormous
financial  burden  of  caring for a large number of animals for extended
time periods with no assurance of reimbursement for these  services.  If
there are no resources to care for the animals once they are seized, law
enforcement  is  less likely to conduct the seizures in the first place.
The legislature therefore intends to  implement  legislation  that  will
improve  the state's ability to ensure proper security and reimbursement
for impounding organizations providing care on behalf of  the  state  of
abused animals.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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