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|Jan 04, 2012||referred to agriculture|
|Jan 06, 2011||referred to agriculture|
senate Bill S1239
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1239 - Details
- Law Section:
- Agriculture and Markets Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add §353-e, Ag & Mkts L
- Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1239 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1239 REVISED 03/16/11 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to the tethering of dogs PURPOSE: To prohibit the tethering and chaining of dogs for a period of greater than six hours in a twenty-four hour period. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 -- Adds a new section 353-c to the Agriculture and Markets Law to prohibit dogs from being tethered for more than six hours in any twenty-four hour period. Anyone violating this provision will be subject to a fine of $50-$100 for a first offense and $100-$250 for a second or subsequent offense. Section 2 -- Effective date. JUSTIFICATION: Across the country, there is a greater recognition of the negative physical and psychological effects that the chaining of dogs has on our canine friends. In the past, studies have shown that dogs who are chained up for long periods of time are not properly socialized and have a tendency to be more aggressive.
S1239 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1239 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 6, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sens. ADDABBO, OPPENHEIMER, PERALTA -- 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 the tethering of dogs 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 353-e to read as follows: S 353-E. TETHERING OF DOGS. 1. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION: (A) "TETHERING DEVICE" SHALL MEAN A CHAIN, ROPE OR OTHER RESTRAINING DEVICE WHICH ATTACHES TO A DOG. (B) "RUNNING CABLE TROLLEY SYSTEM" SHALL MEAN A SUSPENDED CABLE, AT LEAST TEN FEET IN LENGTH, TO WHICH A TETHERING DEVICE, AT LEAST TEN FEET IN LENGTH, IS ATTACHED BY MEANS OF A PULLEY, LOOP OR OTHER MOVEABLE DEVICE. 2. ANY PERSON WHO OWNS OR HAS CUSTODY OR CONTROL OF A DOG SHALL NOT RESTRAIN SUCH DOG BY MEANS OF A TETHERING DEVICE ATTACHED TO A FIXED POINT OR BY MEANS OF A RUNNING CABLE TROLLEY SYSTEM FOR A PERIOD OF MORE THAN SIX HOURS IN ANY TWENTY-FOUR HOUR PERIOD. ANY TETHERING DEVICE ATTACHED TO A FIXED POINT SHALL BE AT LEAST FIFTEEN FEET IN LENGTH. ANY TETHERING DEVICE SHALL BE ATTACHED TO SUCH DOG IN SUCH A MANNER AS TO PREVENT INJURY OR STRANGULATION TO SUCH DOG AND ENTANGLEMENT WITH OTHER OBJECTS. NO TETHERING DEVICE SHALL BE ATTACHED TO SUCH DOG BY MEANS OF A CHOKE-TYPE COLLAR OR A PRONG COLLAR, OR BY ANY MEANS OTHER THAN BY ATTACHMENT TO A PROPERLY FITTED COLLAR, HARNESS OR OTHER DEVICE MADE EXPRESSLY FOR SUCH PURPOSE. 3. (A) ANY PERSON WHO KNOWINGLY VIOLATES THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE GUILTY OF A VIOLATION, PUNISHABLE 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 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD02024-01-1
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