assembly Bill A8663

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring the best interest of a companion animal to be considered when awarding possession in a divorce

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to judiciary
Sep 11, 2017 referred to judiciary

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A8663 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Domestic Relations Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §23, Dom Rel L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A1097

A8663 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to requiring the court to consider the best interest of a companion animal when awarding possession in a divorce or separation proceeding.

A8663 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8663

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                           September 11, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. GLICK, ROSENTHAL, TITONE, LUPARDO, COOK, VANEL,
  JEAN-PIERRE,  JAFFEE,  ZEBROWSKI,  HARRIS,  MOSLEY,   MAGEE,   ABBATE,
  SEAWRIGHT,  M. G. MILLER,  RIVERA  --  read  once  and referred to the
  Committee on Judiciary

AN ACT to amend the domestic relations law, in relation to requiring the
  court to consider the best interest of a companion animal when  award-
  ing possession in a divorce or separation proceeding

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

  Section 1. Subparagraph 14 of paragraph d of subdivision 5 of  part  B
of  section  236 of the domestic relations law, as renumbered by chapter
229 of the laws of 2009, is renumbered subparagraph 15 and a new subpar-
agraph 14 is added to read as follows:
  (14) IN AWARDING THE POSSESSION OF A COMPANION ANIMAL, THE COURT SHALL
CONSIDER THE BEST INTEREST OF SUCH ANIMAL. "COMPANION ANIMAL,"  AS  USED
IN THIS SUBPARAGRAPH, SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS IN SUBDIVISION FIVE
OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED FIFTY OF THE AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS LAW;
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13389-01-7

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