senate Bill S6222

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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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 21, 2020 referred to judiciary
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 29, 2020 advanced to third reading
Mar 18, 2020 2nd report cal.
Mar 11, 2020 1st report cal.611
Jan 08, 2020 referred to domestic animal welfare
May 23, 2019 referred to domestic animal welfare

Votes

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Mar 11, 2020 - Domestic Animal Welfare committee Vote

S6222
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committee
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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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Domestic Animal Welfare Committee Vote: Mar 11, 2020

aye wr (1)

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S6222 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1097
Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Domestic Relations Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §236, Dom Rel L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A8663
2021-2022: S4248, A5775

S6222 (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.

S6222 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6222 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6222

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 23, 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 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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