assembly Bill A25

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the creation of a court appointed advocate for animals

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Jan 09, 2019 referred to judiciary

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A25 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3027
Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Judiciary Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 22-B §858-a, Judy L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A9701

A25 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the creation of a court appointed advocate for animals.

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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