senate Bill S1239

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides that no dog shall be restrained by a tethering device attached to a fixed point or to a running cable trolley system for more than six hours per day

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Jan 04, 2012 referred to agriculture
Jan 06, 2011 referred to agriculture

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S1239 - Details

Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง353-e, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S7147

S1239 - Summary

Provides that no dog shall be restrained by a tethering device attached to a fixed point or to a running cable trolley system for more than six hours per day.

S1239 - Sponsor Memo

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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