assembly Bill A7969A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Provides for the filing and determination of a petition for the posting of security by persons against whom criminal charges are pending as the result of a crime against the animal

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 08, 2016 print number 7969a
Jun 08, 2016 amend (t) and recommit to agriculture
Jan 06, 2016 referred to agriculture
Jun 02, 2015 referred to agriculture

Co-Sponsors

A7969 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5727
Current Committee:
Assembly Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §373, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A62, S4796
2019-2020: A5552, S3707

A7969 - Summary

Provides for the filing and determination of a petition for the posting of security by persons against whom criminal charges are pending as the result of a crime against the animal.

A7969 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7969

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              June 2, 2015
                               ___________

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

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  agriculture and markets law, in relation to the
  posting of security by a person from whom  an  animal  is  seized  and
  impounded

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

  Section 1. Paragraph a and subparagraph 1 of paragraph b  of  subdivi-
sion  6 of section 373 of the agriculture and markets law, as amended by
chapter 531 of the laws of 2013, is amended to read as follows:
  a. If any animal is seized and impounded pursuant to the provisions of
this section, section three hundred fifty-three-d  of  this  article  or
section  three hundred seventy-five of this article for any violation of
this article, [upon arraignment of charges, or within a reasonable  time
thereafter,] the duly incorporated society for the prevention of cruelty
to  animals,  humane  society,  pound,  animal shelter or any authorized
agents thereof, hereinafter referred to for the purposes of this section
as the "impounding organization", may file a petition, with the court IN
WHICH CRIMINAL CHARGES HAVE OR WILL  BE  BROUGHT,  requesting  that  the
person  from  whom  an  animal  is  seized or the owner of the animal be
ordered to post a security. IF THE PERSON FROM WHOM AN ANIMAL IS  SEIZED
OR THE OWNER OF THE ANIMAL IS ISSUED AN APPEARANCE TICKET, AS DEFINED IN
SUBDIVISION  TWENTY-SIX  OF  SECTION 1.20 OF THE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE LAW,
THE PETITION MAY BE FILED UPON THE ISSUANCE OF SUCH APPEARANCE TICKET OR
WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME THEREAFTER. IN  ALL  OTHER  CIRCUMSTANCES,  THE
PETITION MAY BE FILED UPON ARRAIGNMENT OF CHARGES OR WITHIN A REASONABLE
TIME  THEREAFTER. The district attorney prosecuting the charges may file
and obtain the requested relief on behalf of the impounding organization
if requested to do so by the impounding organization. The security shall
be in an amount sufficient to secure payment for all reasonable expenses
expected to be incurred by the impounding  organization  in  caring  and

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10798-01-5

Co-Sponsors

A7969A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5727
Current Committee:
Assembly Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §373, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A62, S4796
2019-2020: A5552, S3707

A7969A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for the filing and determination of a petition for the posting of security by persons against whom criminal charges are pending as the result of a crime against the animal.

A7969A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 7969--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              June 2, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  PAULIN,  McDONOUGH, SKOUFIS -- read once and
  referred to the Committee on Agriculture -- recommitted to the Commit-
  tee on Agriculture in accordance with  Assembly  Rule  3,  sec.  2  --
  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  the
  posting  of security by a person against whom certain criminal charges
  are pending

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

  Section  1.  Paragraph a and subparagraph 1 of paragraph b of subdivi-
sion 6 of section 373 of the agriculture and markets law, as amended  by
chapter 531 of the laws of 2013, is amended to read as follows:
  a. If any animal is seized and impounded pursuant to the provisions of
this  section,  section three hundred fifty-three-d [of this article] or
[section] three hundred seventy-five of this article for  any  violation
of  this  article,  [upon arraignment of charges, or within a reasonable
time thereafter,] the duly incorporated society for  the  prevention  of
cruelty to animals, humane society, pound, animal shelter or any author-
ized  agents  thereof,  hereinafter referred to for the purposes of this
section as the "impounding organization", may file a petition, with  the
court IN WHICH CRIMINAL CHARGES HAVE OR WILL BE BROUGHT, requesting that
the  person  [from  whom an animal is seized or the owner of the animal]
AGAINST WHOM CRIMINAL CHARGES ARE PENDING ("THE DEFENDANT")  be  ordered
to  post a security. IF THE DEFENDANT IS ISSUED AN APPEARANCE TICKET, AS
DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION TWENTY-SIX OF SECTION 1.20 OF THE CRIMINAL PROCE-
DURE LAW, THE PETITION MAY BE FILED UPON THE ISSUANCE OF SUCH APPEARANCE
TICKET OR WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME  THEREAFTER.  IN  ALL  OTHER  CIRCUM-
STANCES, THE PETITION MAY BE FILED UPON ARRAIGNMENT OF CHARGES OR WITHIN
A  REASONABLE  TIME  THEREAFTER.  The  district attorney prosecuting the
charges may file and obtain  the  requested  relief  on  behalf  of  the

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10798-04-6

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