assembly Bill A1901

2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

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Jan 17, 2019 referred to agriculture

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A1901 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3559
Current Committee:
Assembly Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §353-b, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A8891
2015-2016: A2059, S7316
2017-2018: A1473, S1509

A1901 - Summary

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

A1901 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1901

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 17, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. ZEBROWSKI, CUSICK, HEVESI, BARRETT, McDONOUGH --
  read once and referred to the Committee on Agriculture

AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to increas-
  ing the monetary penalties for  the  failure  to  provide  appropriate
  shelter for a dog left outdoors

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

  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] UP TO TWO HUNDRED  fifty  dollars  [nor
more than one hundred dollars] for a first offense, [and] a fine of [not
less  than  one]  UP  TO FIVE hundred dollars [nor more than two hundred
fifty dollars] for a second VIOLATION and [subsequent offenses]  A  FINE
OF  UP TO 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.
  § 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.
                                                           LBD01438-01-9

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