|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 09, 2019||referred to judiciary|
assembly Bill A25
Current Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
A25 (ACTIVE) - Details
A25 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 25 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N A S S E M B L Y (PREFILED) January 9, 2019 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. L. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the Committee on Judiciary AN ACT to amend the judiciary law, in relation to the creation of a court appointed advocate for animals THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The judiciary law is amended by adding a new article 22-B to read as follows: ARTICLE 22-B SPECIAL ADVOCATES FOR ANIMAL WELFARE PROGRAM SECTION 858-A. SPECIAL ADVOCATE IN PROCEEDINGS REGARDING ANIMAL WELFARE. § 858-A. SPECIAL ADVOCATE IN PROCEEDINGS REGARDING ANIMAL WELFARE. 1. IN ANY PROCEEDING IN A COURT UNDER THIS CHAPTER, THE AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS LAW, OR IN ANY OTHER PROCEEDING REGARDING THE WELFARE OF AN ANIMAL, THE COURT MAY ORDER, UPON ITS OWN INITIATIVE OR UPON REQUEST OF A PARTY OR COUNSEL FOR A PARTY, THAT A SEPARATE ADVOCATE BE APPOINTED TO REPRESENT THE INTERESTS OF JUSTICE. IF A COURT ORDERS THAT AN ADVOCATE BE APPOINTED TO REPRESENT THE INTERESTS OF JUSTICE, THE COURT SHALL APPOINT SUCH ADVOCATE FROM A LIST PROVIDED TO THE COURT BY THE COMMIS- SIONER PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION THREE OF THIS SECTION. A DECISION BY THE COURT DENYING A REQUEST TO APPOINT A SEPARATE ADVOCATE TO REPRESENT THE INTERESTS OF JUSTICE SHALL NOT BE SUBJECT TO APPEAL. 2. THE ADVOCATE MAY: (A) MONITOR THE CASE; (B) CONSULT ANY INDIVIDUAL WITH INFORMATION THAT COULD AID THE JUDGE OR FACT FINDER AND REVIEW RECORDS RELATING TO THE CONDITION OF THE CAT OR DOG AND THE DEFENDANT'S ACTIONS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, RECORDS FROM ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS, VETERINARIANS AND POLICE OFFICERS; (C) ATTEND HEARINGS; AND EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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