assembly Bill A7205A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Prohibits persons who have been convicted of animal cruelty from working at an animal shelter

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2014 referred to agriculture
May 30, 2013 print number 7205a
May 30, 2013 amend and recommit to agriculture
May 07, 2013 referred to agriculture

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A7205 - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§353-a, 353, 351 & 355, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A3535
2017-2018: A3903
2019-2020: A658
2021-2022: A4991

A7205 - Summary

Prohibits persons who have been convicted of animal cruelty from working at an animal shelter; makes such violation a class A misdemeanor.

A7205 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7205

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               May 7, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. PAULIN, GUNTHER, GALEF, MILLMAN, MOSLEY, WEISEN-
  BERG, ZEBROWSKI -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.  COLTON,  GABRYSZAK,
  SCHIMEL, SWEENEY, THIELE -- read once and referred to the Committee on
  Agriculture

AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to limiting
  the right of a person who has violated certain animal cruelty statutes
  from working at an animal shelter

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

  Section 1. Section 353-a of the agriculture and markets law is amended
by adding a new subdivision 4 to read as follows:
  4. ON AND AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SUBDIVISION, NO PERSON  WHO
IS  CONVICTED  OF A VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE ALLOWED TO ACCEPT
OR REMAIN IN A POSITION AS A DOG CONTROL OFFICER, ANIMAL  CONTROL  OFFI-
CER, OR AS A PAID EMPLOYEE OR VOLUNTEER AT THE FOLLOWING TYPES OF ESTAB-
LISHMENTS:  AN  ANIMAL SHELTER, POUND, DULY INCORPORATED HUMANE SOCIETY,
DULY INCORPORATED ANIMAL PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION,  OR  DULY  INCORPORATED
SOCIETY  FOR  THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS.  FOR THE PURPOSES OF
THIS SUBDIVISION, THE TERM "VOLUNTEER" SHALL NOT INCLUDE ANYONE REQUIRED
BY COURT ORDER TO FULFILL A COMMUNITY SERVICE REQUIREMENT IN SERVICE  AT
ANY ANIMAL SHELTER, POUND, DULY INCORPORATED HUMANE SOCIETY, DULY INCOR-
PORATED  ANIMAL PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION, OR DULY INCORPORATED SOCIETY FOR
THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS.  ANY DOG CONTROL  OFFICER,  ANIMAL
CONTROL OFFICER OR PAID EMPLOYEE OR VOLUNTEER FOUND IN VIOLATION OF THIS
SUBDIVISION SHALL BE GUILTY OF A CLASS A MISDEMEANOR.
  S  2.  Section  353  of the agriculture and markets law, as amended by
chapter 458 of the laws of 1985 and the opening paragraph as amended  by
chapter 523 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows:
  S 353. Overdriving, torturing and injuring animals; failure to provide
proper  sustenance.  1.  A person who overdrives, overloads, tortures or
cruelly beats or unjustifiably injures, maims, mutilates  or  kills  any

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04880-06-3

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A7205A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§353-a, 353, 351 & 355, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A3535
2017-2018: A3903
2019-2020: A658
2021-2022: A4991

A7205A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits persons who have been convicted of animal cruelty from working at an animal shelter; makes such violation a class A misdemeanor.

A7205A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 7205--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               May 7, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. PAULIN, GUNTHER, GALEF, MILLMAN, MOSLEY, WEISEN-
  BERG, ZEBROWSKI, ROSENTHAL -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of  A.  COLTON,
  COOK, GABRYSZAK, SCHIMEL, SWEENEY, THIELE -- read once and referred to
  the  Committee  on  Agriculture -- committee discharged, bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to limiting
  the right of a person who has violated certain animal cruelty statutes
  from working at an animal shelter

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

  Section 1. Section 353-a of the agriculture and markets law is amended
by adding a new subdivision 4 to read as follows:
  4.  NO PERSON WHO IS CONVICTED OF A VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE
ALLOWED TO ACCEPT OR REMAIN IN A POSITION  AS  A  DOG  CONTROL  OFFICER,
ANIMAL  CONTROL  OFFICER,  OR  AS  A  PAID  EMPLOYEE OR VOLUNTEER AT THE
FOLLOWING TYPES OF ESTABLISHMENTS: AN ANIMAL SHELTER, POUND, DULY INCOR-
PORATED HUMANE SOCIETY, DULY INCORPORATED ANIMAL PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION,
OR DULY INCORPORATED SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY  TO  ANIMALS,
ON  AND  AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SUBDIVISION.  FOR THE PURPOSES
OF THIS SUBDIVISION, THE  TERM  "VOLUNTEER"  SHALL  NOT  INCLUDE  ANYONE
REQUIRED  BY  COURT  ORDER TO FULFILL A COMMUNITY SERVICE REQUIREMENT IN
SERVICE AT ANY ANIMAL SHELTER, POUND, DULY INCORPORATED HUMANE  SOCIETY,
DULY  INCORPORATED  ANIMAL  PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION, OR DULY INCORPORATED
SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS.  ANY DOG CONTROL OFFI-
CER, ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER OR  PAID  EMPLOYEE  OR  VOLUNTEER  FOUND  IN
VIOLATION OF THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL BE GUILTY OF A CLASS A MISDEMEANOR.
  S  2.  Section  353  of the agriculture and markets law, as amended by
chapter 458 of the laws of 1985 and the opening paragraph as amended  by
chapter 523 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows:
  S 353. Overdriving, torturing and injuring animals; failure to provide
proper  sustenance.  1.  A person who overdrives, overloads, tortures or

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04880-08-3