|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to agriculture|
|Jun 07, 2011||reported and committed to rules|
|Apr 12, 2011||reported and committed to finance|
|Mar 04, 2011||referred to agriculture|
senate Bill S3806
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S3806 - Details
S3806 - Summary
Requires that individuals convicted of certain animal cruelty and animal fighting offenses reimburse the organizations caring for such animals.
S3806 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S3806 REVISED 03/16/11 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to orders of restitution in certain cases PURPOSE: To require courts to hold a hearing to determine whether the person from whom an animal is seized, or the owner of the animal, should be ordered to post a security to reimburse the impounding organization such as a duly incorporated society for the prevention of cruelty to animals, humane society, pound, animal shelter, or any authorized agents thereof for the cost of care for the seized animal. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one provides the legislative purpose. Section two amends paragraph a of subdivision 6 of section 373 of the agriculture and markets law, as amended by chapter 586 of the laws of 2008 by providing that the court shall, within a reasonable time after arraignment, hold a hearing to determine if the person from whom an animal is seized, or the owner of the animal, should be ordered to post a security to reimburse a duly incorporated society for the prevention of cruelty to animals, humane society, pound, animal shelter, or any authorized agents thereof for the cost of care for
S3806 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3806 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E March 4, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sen. BALL -- 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 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. S 2. Paragraph a of subdivision 6 of section 373 of the agriculture and markets law, as amended by chapter 586 of the laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows: EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD00744-01-1
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