assembly Bill A8891

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Makes the failure to provide appropriate shelter to a dog left outside a misdemeanor

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Feb 27, 2014 referred to agriculture


A8891 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Assembly Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง353-b, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A2059
2017-2018: A1473
2019-2020: A1901

A8891 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Makes the failure to provide appropriate shelter to a dog left outside a misdemeanor.

A8891 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 27, 2014

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ZEBROWSKI  --  read once and referred to the
  Committee on Agriculture

AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation  to  making
  the  failure  to  provide appropriate shelter to a dog left outdoors a


  Section  1.  Paragraph  (a)  of  subdivision 2 of section 353-b of the
agriculture and markets law, as added by chapter  594  of  the  laws  of
2003, is amended to read as follows:
  (a)  Any  person  who  owns or has custody or control of a dog that is
left outdoors shall provide it with shelter appropriate  to  its  breed,
physical  condition  and  the climate. Any person who knowingly violates
the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a [violation, punisha-
ble 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 two hundred fifty dollars for a second and  subse-
quent offenses] MISDEMEANOR.  Beginning seventy-two hours after a charge
of  violating  this  section, each day that a defendant fails to correct
the deficiencies in the dog shelter for a dog that he  or  she  owns  or
that  is  in his or her custody or control and that is left outdoors, so
as to bring it into compliance with the provisions of this section shall
constitute a separate [offense] MISDEMEANOR.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day  after  it  shall
have become a law.

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