|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 07, 2016||referred to agriculture|
delivered to assembly
|May 16, 2016||advanced to third reading|
|May 11, 2016||2nd report cal.|
|May 10, 2016||1st report cal.753|
|Jan 06, 2016||referred to agriculture|
|Jan 07, 2015||referred to agriculture|
senate Bill S79
Archive: Last Bill Status - Passed Senate
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S79 (ACTIVE) - Details
S79 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S79 TITLE OF BILL : 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 PURPOSE : To prohibit people who are convicted of animal cruelty from working in positions that place them in direct control of animal care. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Sections 351, 353-a, 353, and 355 of the agriculture and markets law are amended by adding a new subdivision which states that no person in violation of the section is allowed to be a dog or animal control officer, or work at an animal shelter, pound, humane society, animal protective association, or society for the prevention of cruelty to animals, This restriction will not prevent the court from sentencing a person to community service in such a facility. JUSTIFICATION : There have been numerous instances of animal abuse that occur in establishments created to protect and care for animals. Often, the accused are managers or employees of such establishments. Currently, there is nothing preventing them from remaining in these positions, or being hired in the future. For the same reason that sex offenders are not allowed to be hired as daycare workers, convicted
S79 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 79 2015-2016 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 7, 2015 ___________ Introduced by Sen. GALLIVAN -- 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 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 ON AND AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SUBDIVISION, 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 animal, whether wild or tame, and whether belonging to himself or to EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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