assembly Bill A1097

2019-2020 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 14, 2019 referred to judiciary

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A1097 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6222
Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Domestic Relations Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §236, Dom Rel L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A8663

A1097 (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.

A1097 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1097

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 14, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. GLICK, L. ROSENTHAL, LUPARDO, COOK, VANEL, JEAN-
  PIERRE, JAFFEE, ZEBROWSKI, MOSLEY,  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.
                                                           LBD05686-01-9

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