senate Bill S7316

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to penalties for the failure to provide appropriate shelter to a dog left outdoors

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 25, 2016 referred to agriculture
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 16, 2016 advanced to third reading
May 11, 2016 2nd report cal.
May 10, 2016 1st report cal.763
Apr 15, 2016 referred to agriculture


S7316 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly 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:
2013-2014: A8891
2017-2018: S1509, A1473
2019-2020: S3559, A1901

S7316 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to penalties for the failure to provide appropriate shelter to a dog left outdoors.

S7316 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7316 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 15, 2016

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- 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, in relation  to  penal-
  ties  for  the  failure  to  provide appropriate shelter to a dog left


  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] TWO HUNDRED fifty dollars [nor more
than one hundred dollars] for a first offense, [and] a fine of [not less
than one] FIVE hundred dollars [nor more than two hundred fifty dollars]
for a second VIOLATION and [subsequent offenses] A FINE OF ONE  THOUSAND
DOLLARS  FOR  A  THIRD  VIOLATION.  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.
  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.


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