assembly Bill A3468

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to the reporting of animal abuse or maltreatment

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to social services
Jan 25, 2011 referred to social services

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A3468 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Social Services
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง413, 415 & 420, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A2768
2013-2014: A3766
2015-2016: A5082
2017-2018: A3918
2019-2020: A1211
2021-2022: A5780

A3468 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that any person charged with enforcing laws prohibiting cruelty to animals shall cause a report to be made when, in the performance of his or her duties, such person has reasonable cause to believe that abuse or maltreatment of a child has also occurred; also provides that a person charged with the responsibility of filing a report of child abuse or maltreatment shall also file a report of suspected animal abuse or maltreatment.

A3468 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3468

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 25, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. GLICK, COOK, SWEENEY -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.
  of A. COLTON, HOOPER, ORTIZ, PHEFFER,  WEISENBERG  --  read  once  and
  referred to the Committee on Social Services

AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to the reporting of
  animal abuse

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

  Section 1.   Section 413 of the social  services  law  is  amended  by
adding a new subdivision 1-a to read as follows:
  1-A.    ANY PERSON SUBJECT TO THE REPORTING REQUIREMENTS OF THIS TITLE
SHALL REPORT OR CAUSE A REPORT TO BE MADE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS  TITLE
WHEN,  AS A RESULT OF PERFORMING SUCH DUTIES, SUCH PERSON HAS REASONABLE
CAUSE TO SUSPECT THAT ABUSE OR MALTREATMENT OF AN ANIMAL HAS BEEN CAUSED
BY A PERSON ALSO SUSPECTED OF ABUSE OR MALTREATMENT OF A CHILD.
  S 2. Section 415 of the social services law is amended by adding a new
undesignated paragraph to read as follows:
  REPORTS OF SUSPECTED ANIMAL ABUSE OR  MALTREATMENT  MADE  PURSUANT  TO
THIS  TITLE  SHALL  BE  MADE  IMMEDIATELY  BY  TELEPHONE OR BY TELEPHONE
FACSIMILE MACHINE. ORAL REPORTS SHALL BE FOLLOWED BY A REPORT IN WRITING
WITHIN FORTY-EIGHT HOURS  AFTER  SUCH  ORAL  REPORT.  ORAL  AND  WRITTEN
REPORTS SHALL BE MADE TO THE LOCAL SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY
TO  ANIMALS OR THE LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENT. A COPY OF THE WRITTEN REPORT
SHALL BE FORWARDED TO THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY
TO ANIMALS WITHIN FORTY-EIGHT HOURS OF THE ORAL REPORT.  WRITTEN REPORTS
SHALL BE MADE IN A MANNER PRESCRIBED BY THE  AMERICAN  SOCIETY  FOR  THE
PREVENTION  OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS AND SHALL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING INFOR-
MATION: A DESCRIPTION OF THE ANIMAL; THE PRESENT LOCATION OF THE ANIMAL;
A DESCRIPTION OF THE  INJURY,  ABUSE  OR  MALTREATMENT  OF  THE  ANIMAL,
INCLUDING  ANY EVIDENCE OF PRIOR INJURIES, ABUSE OR MALTREATMENT OF SUCH
ANIMAL OR OF OTHER ANIMALS; THE  NAME  AND  ADDRESS  OF  THE  PERSON  OR
PERSONS  ALLEGED  TO  BE  RESPONSIBLE  FOR  CAUSING THE INJURY, ABUSE OR

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05950-01-1