senate Bill S79

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Prohibits persons who have been convicted of animal cruelty from working at an animal shelter

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  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 07, 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.753
Jan 06, 2016 referred to agriculture
Jan 07, 2015 referred to agriculture

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S79 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง353-a, 353, 351 & 355, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S583
2017-2018: S2937
2019-2020: S1899

S79 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits persons who have been convicted of animal cruelty from working at an animal shelter; makes such violation a class A misdemeanor.

S79 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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