assembly Bill A1600

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Prohibits a person convicted of violating "Buster's Law" from owning or possessing a companion animal

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 10, 2016 held for consideration in agriculture
Jan 06, 2016 referred to agriculture
Jan 12, 2015 referred to agriculture

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A1600 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3030
Current Committee:
Assembly Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง353-a, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A10283
2011-2012: A1580, S5084
2013-2014: A4514, S2566
2017-2018: A6938, S2501
2019-2020: A987, S2007
2021-2022: A524, S1257

A1600 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits a person convicted of "Buster's Law" from owning or possessing a companion animal unless authorized by court order, after appropriate psychiatric or psychological testing.

A1600 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  1600

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 12, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. TEDISCO, MALLIOTAKIS, KATZ, CORWIN, BUTLER, McDO-
  NOUGH,  GIGLIO, TENNEY, BROOK-KRASNY, McLAUGHLIN -- Multi-Sponsored by
  -- M. of A. ARROYO, BARCLAY, CERETTO, COLTON,  CROUCH,  FINCH,  JOHNS,
  KOLB,  McKEVITT,  MILLER,  MONTESANO,  OAKS,  RAIA,  RIVERA, SALADINO,
  THIELE, TITONE -- read once and referred to the Committee on  Agricul-
  ture

AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to limiting
  the  ownership or possession of companion animals by persons convicted
  of violating "Buster's Law"

  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  OWN  OR  POSSESS  A
COMPANION  ANIMAL UNLESS AND UNTIL AUTHORIZED BY A COURT ORDER ISSUED BY
A COUNTY COURT JUDGE OF HIS OR HER COUNTY OF RESIDENCE.  NO  SUCH  ORDER
SHALL  BE  ISSUED  UNTIL SUCH CONVICTED PERSON FIRST DEMONSTRATES TO THE
COURT THAT HE OR SHE HAS UNDERGONE PSYCHIATRIC OR PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING,
THE RESULTS OF WHICH INDICATE BY CLEAR AND CONVINCING EVIDENCE OF HIS OR
HER CAPABLE AND SOUND MENTAL CAPACITY AND ABILITY TO  OWN  AND  PROPERLY
CARE FOR SUCH AN ANIMAL IN A HUMANE MANNER.
  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.
                                                           LBD00007-01-5