senate Bill S3707

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the proper venue for an impounding organization to file a petition for a security

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 26, 2019 referred to agriculture
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 05, 2019 advanced to third reading
Mar 04, 2019 2nd report cal.
Feb 28, 2019 1st report cal.199
Feb 13, 2019 referred to domestic animal welfare

Votes

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Feb 28, 2019 - Domestic Animal Welfare committee Vote

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Absent
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Domestic Animal Welfare Committee Vote: Feb 28, 2019

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S3707 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5552
Current Committee:
Assembly Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §373, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S5727, A7969
2017-2018: S4796, A62

S3707 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the proper venue for an impounding organization to file a petition for a security to be paid by the owner of a seized animal currently in the care of such organization.

S3707 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3707 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3707

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 13, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. MARTINEZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Domestic Animal Welfare

AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets  law,  in  relation  to  the
  posting  of security by a person against whom certain criminal charges
  are pending

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

  Section  1.  Paragraph a and subparagraph 1 of paragraph b of subdivi-
sion 6 of section 373 of the agriculture and markets law, paragraph a as
amended by chapter 289 of the laws of 2018 and subparagraph 1  of  para-
graph  b  as  amended by chapter 531 of the laws of 2013, are amended to
read as follows:
  a. If any animal is seized and impounded pursuant to the provisions of
this section, section three hundred fifty-three-d [of this  article]  or
[section]  three  hundred seventy-five of this article for any violation
of this article, [upon arraignment of charges, or  within  a  reasonable
time  thereafter,]  the  duly incorporated society for the prevention of
cruelty to animals, humane society, pound, animal shelter or any author-
ized agents thereof, hereinafter referred to for the  purposes  of  this
section  as  the "impounding organization", may file a petition with the
court in which criminal charges have  been  filed  requesting  that  the
person  [from  whom  an  animal  is  seized  or the owner of the animal]
AGAINST WHOM CRIMINAL CHARGES ARE PENDING ("THE DEFENDANT")  be  ordered
to  post a security. IF THE DEFENDANT IS ISSUED AN APPEARANCE TICKET, AS
DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION TWENTY-SIX OF SECTION 1.20 OF THE CRIMINAL PROCE-
DURE LAW, THE PETITION MAY BE FILED UPON THE ISSUANCE OF SUCH APPEARANCE
TICKET OR WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME  THEREAFTER.  IN  ALL  OTHER  CIRCUM-
STANCES, THE PETITION MAY BE FILED UPON ARRAIGNMENT OF CHARGES OR WITHIN
A  REASONABLE  TIME  THEREAFTER.  The  district attorney prosecuting the
charges may file and obtain  the  requested  relief  on  behalf  of  the
impounding  organization  if requested to do so by the impounding organ-

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

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