|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 14, 2019||referred to children and families|
assembly Bill A1211
Current Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
Jo Anne Simon
A1211 (ACTIVE) - Details
- See Senate Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Assembly Children And Families
- Law Section:
- Social Services Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §§413, 415 & 420, Soc Serv L
- Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
A1211 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Provides that any person charged with enforcing laws prohibiting cruelty to animals shall cause a report to be made when, in the performance of his or her duties, such person has reasonable cause to believe that abuse or maltreatment of a child has also occurred; also provides that a person charged with the responsibility of filing a report of child abuse or maltreatment shall also file a report of suspected animal abuse or maltreatment.
A1211 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1211 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N A S S E M B L Y January 14, 2019 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. GLICK, COOK, SIMON -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. COLTON, GOTTFRIED -- read once and referred to the Committee on Children and Families AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to the reporting of animal abuse THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 413 of the social services law is amended by adding a new subdivision 1-a to read as follows: 1-A. ANY PERSON SUBJECT TO THE REPORTING REQUIREMENTS OF THIS TITLE SHALL REPORT OR CAUSE A REPORT TO BE MADE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS TITLE WHEN, AS A RESULT OF PERFORMING SUCH DUTIES, SUCH PERSON HAS REASONABLE CAUSE TO SUSPECT THAT ABUSE OR MALTREATMENT OF AN ANIMAL HAS BEEN CAUSED BY A PERSON ALSO SUSPECTED OF ABUSE OR MALTREATMENT OF A CHILD. § 2. Section 415 of the social services law is amended by adding a new undesignated paragraph to read as follows: REPORTS OF SUSPECTED ANIMAL ABUSE OR MALTREATMENT MADE PURSUANT TO THIS TITLE SHALL BE MADE IMMEDIATELY BY TELEPHONE OR BY TELEPHONE FACSIMILE MACHINE. ORAL REPORTS SHALL BE FOLLOWED BY A REPORT IN WRITING WITHIN FORTY-EIGHT HOURS AFTER SUCH ORAL REPORT. ORAL AND WRITTEN REPORTS SHALL BE MADE TO THE LOCAL SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS OR THE LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENT. A COPY OF THE WRITTEN REPORT SHALL BE FORWARDED TO THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS WITHIN FORTY-EIGHT HOURS OF THE ORAL REPORT. WRITTEN REPORTS SHALL BE MADE IN A MANNER PRESCRIBED BY THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS AND SHALL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING INFOR- MATION: A DESCRIPTION OF THE ANIMAL; THE PRESENT LOCATION OF THE ANIMAL; A DESCRIPTION OF THE INJURY, ABUSE OR MALTREATMENT OF THE ANIMAL, INCLUDING ANY EVIDENCE OF PRIOR INJURIES, ABUSE OR MALTREATMENT OF SUCH ANIMAL OR OF OTHER ANIMALS; THE NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE PERSON OR PERSONS ALLEGED TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR CAUSING THE INJURY, ABUSE OR EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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