senate Bill S1899

2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to agriculture
May 06, 2019 reported and committed to codes
Jan 17, 2019 referred to agriculture

Votes

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May 6, 2019 - Agriculture committee Vote

S1899
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Aye
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Agriculture Committee Vote: May 6, 2019

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S1899 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A658
Current Committee:
Senate Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§353-a, 353, 351 & 355, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S583, A7205
2015-2016: S79, A3535
2017-2018: S2937, A3903
2021-2022: S2636, A4991

S1899 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S1899 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1899 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1899

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 17, 2019
                               ___________

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 OF A VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE
ALLOWED TO ACCEPT OR REMAIN IN A POSITION  AS  A  DOG  CONTROL  OFFICER,
ANIMAL  CONTROL  OFFICER,  OR  AS  A  PAID  EMPLOYEE OR VOLUNTEER AT THE
FOLLOWING TYPES OF ESTABLISHMENTS: AN ANIMAL SHELTER, POUND, DULY INCOR-
PORATED HUMANE SOCIETY, DULY INCORPORATED ANIMAL PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION,
OR DULY INCORPORATED SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY  TO  ANIMALS,
ON  AND  AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SUBDIVISION.  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  INCORPORATED  ANIMAL  PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION, OR DULY INCORPORATED
SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS.  ANY DOG CONTROL OFFI-
CER, ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER OR  PAID  EMPLOYEE  OR  VOLUNTEER  FOUND  IN
VIOLATION OF THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL BE GUILTY OF A CLASS A MISDEMEANOR.
  §  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:
  § 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
another, or deprives any animal of necessary sustenance, food or  drink,

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

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