senate Bill S7119

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the inspection of certain vacated property for abandoned animals

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Domestic Animal Welfare Committee


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Jan 08, 2020 referred to domestic animal welfare

S7119 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8841
Current Committee:
Senate Domestic Animal Welfare
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §373, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S4081, A1769

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

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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