|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2020||referred to domestic animal welfare|
senate Bill S7119
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Domestic Animal Welfare Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S7119 (ACTIVE) - Details
S7119 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Relates to the inspection of property that has been vacated for abandoned animals; requires property owners and lessors to inspect such property within three days and to immediately notify the appropriate authorities when such person finds an animal which appears to be abandoned.
S7119 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7119 SPONSOR: MARTINEZ TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to requir- ing property owners and lessors of certain properties that have been vacated to inspect such property for abandoned animals PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this legislation is to require landlords to inspect vacated properties within three days to ensure no animals were left abandoned. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Section 373 of the Agriculture and Markets Law is amended by a new subdivision 2-a. Section 2: Effective Date.
S7119 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7119 I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 8, 2020 ___________ 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 requir- ing property owners and lessors of certain properties that have been vacated to inspect such property for abandoned animals THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 373 of the agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a new subdivision 2-a to read as follows: 2-A. A. NOTWITHSTANDING SECTIONS THIRTEEN HUNDRED SEVEN AND NINETEEN HUNDRED SEVENTY-ONE OF THE REAL PROPERTY ACTIONS AND PROCEEDINGS LAW OR ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, THE PROPERTY OWNER OR LESSOR OF PROPERTY THAT HAS BEEN VACATED AS A RESULT OF AN EVICTION, PROPERTY FORECLOSURE, FORFEITURE OR DEFAULT ON A MORTGAGE, TRUST DEED OR LAND SALES CONTRACT, OR ABANDONMENT, OR SUCH PROPERTY OWNER OR LESSOR'S DESIGNEE, SHALL, WITHIN THREE DAYS OF SUCH VACANCY, INSPECT THE PROPERTY FOR THE PRESENCE OF ABANDONED ANIMALS. IF THE PROPERTY OWNER, LESSOR, OR DESIGNEE ENCOUNTERS AN ANIMAL WHICH APPEARS TO BE ABANDONED ON SUCH PROPERTY, SUCH OWNER, LESSOR, OR DESIGNEE SHALL IMMEDIATELY NOTIFY THE DOG CONTROL OFFICER, THE POLICE, OR AGENT OR OFFICER OF A DULY INCORPO- RATED SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS ABOUT SUCH ENCOUNTER, FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROMPTLY RETRIEVING OR PROVIDING NECESSARY CARE FOR SUCH ANIMAL AT THE PROPERTY UNTIL THE ANIMAL CAN BE RETRIEVED. THE PROPERTY OWNER, LESSOR, OR DESIGNEE WHO ENCOUNTERS AN ABANDONED ANIMAL PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL NOT BE DEEMED THE OWNER, POSSES- SOR OR PERSON HAVING CHARGE OR CUSTODY OF THE ANIMAL. B. A PROPERTY OWNER OR LESSOR, OR SUCH PROPERTY OWNER OR LESSOR'S DESIGNEE, WHO FAILS TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF PARAGRAPH A OF THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL BE SUBJECT TO A CIVIL PENALTY OF NOT MORE THAN FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR A FIRST OFFENSE AND NOT MORE THAN ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR A SECOND OFFENSE AND EACH SUBSEQUENT OFFENSE THEREAFTER. FUNDS COLLECTED PURSUANT TO THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL BE DEPOSITED INTO THE EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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