senate Bill S5467

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to the confinement of animals in private facilities

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to agriculture
May 24, 2011 referred to agriculture

S5467 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add §356-a, Ag & Mkts L; add §139, Gen Muni L

S5467 - Summary

Relates to the failure to provide proper care to large numbers of animals in private facilities.

S5467 - Sponsor Memo

S5467 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  5467

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 24, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  O'MARA -- 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 and the general  munici-
  pal law, in relation to confinement of animals in private facilities

  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 356-a to read as follows:
  S  356-A.  FAILURE TO PROVIDE PROPER CARE TO LARGE NUMBERS OF ANIMALS.
1. A PERSON WHO, HAVING IMPOUNDED, CONFINED OR IN ANY OTHER  WAY  HOUSED
ANY  ANIMAL,  REFUSES  OR  NEGLECTS  TO SUPPLY TO SUCH ANIMAL DURING ITS
CONFINEMENT A SUFFICIENT SUPPLY OF GOOD AND WHOLESOME AIR, FOOD,  WATER,
SHELTER,  INCLUDING  PROPER  HEAT  AND COOLING AS APPROPRIATE, LIGHTING,
HYGIENE, RECORD KEEPING, VETERINARY AND RELATED CARE, OR  ALLOWS  IT  TO
REMAIN   IN   A  CROWDED  CONDITION  OR  IN  UNHEALTHFUL  OR  UNSANITARY
SURROUNDINGS OR NOT PROPERLY CARED FOR,  IS  GUILTY  OF  A  MISDEMEANOR,
PUNISHABLE  BY  IMPRISONMENT FOR NOT MORE THAN ONE YEAR, OR BY A FINE OF
NOT MORE THAN ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS, OR BY BOTH. IN CASE ANY ANIMAL SHALL
BE AT ANY TIME IMPOUNDED, CONFINED, OR IN ANY OTHER WAY HOUSED AS AFORE-
SAID, AND SHALL CONTINUE TO BE WITHOUT NECESSARY FOOD AND WATER FOR MORE
THAN TWELVE SUCCESSIVE HOURS, IT SHALL BE LAWFUL FOR  ANY  PERSON,  FROM
TIME  TO  TIME, AND AS OFTEN AS IT SHALL BE NECESSARY, TO ENTER INTO AND
UPON ANY FACILITY IN WHICH ANY SUCH ANIMAL SHALL BE SO CONFINED, AND  TO
SUPPLY  IT  WITH NECESSARY FOOD AND WATER, SO LONG AS IT SHALL REMAIN SO
CONFINED; SUCH PERSON SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO ANY ACTION FOR SUCH  ENTRY,
AND  THE  REASONABLE COST OF SUCH FOOD AND WATER MAY BE COLLECTED BY HIM
OF THE OWNER OF SUCH ANIMAL, AND THE SAID ANIMAL  SHALL  NOT  BE  EXEMPT
FROM  LEVY  AND SALE UPON EXECUTION ISSUED UPON A JUDGMENT THEREFOR. THE
PROVISIONS OF THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL APPLY TO ANY FACILITY THAT IS USED TO
HOUSE OR CONTAIN MORE THAN TWELVE ADULT  ANIMALS  OR  NINE  ANIMALS  AND
THREE  OR  MORE  LITTERS OF ANIMALS PER YEAR AND ANIMALS THAT ARE OWNED,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11568-01-1

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