assembly Bill A702

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the appointment of a special advocate in a proceeding involving the welfare of an animal

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Jan 09, 2019 referred to agriculture

A702 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add §353-g, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A8638

A702 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the appointment of a special advocate in a proceeding involving the welfare of an animal.

A702 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                   702

                       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 Agriculture

AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets  law,  in  relation  to  the
  appointment  of  a  special  advocate  in  a  proceeding involving the
  welfare of an animal

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1. The agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a new
section 353-g to read as follows:
  § 353-G. SPECIAL ADVOCATE IN PROCEEDINGS REGARDING ANIMAL WELFARE.  1.
IN ANY PROCEEDING UNDER THIS ARTICLE, ARTICLE TWENTY-SIX-A OF THIS CHAP-
TER  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 COMMISSIONER
PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION THREE OF THIS SECTION. A DECISION BY  THE  COURT
DENYING A REQUEST TO APPOINT A SEPARATE ADVOCATE TO REPRESENT THE INTER-
ESTS 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
  (D) PRESENT INFORMATION OR RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE COURT  PERTINENT  TO
DETERMINATIONS  THAT  RELATE  TO THE INTERESTS OF JUSTICE, PROVIDED SUCH

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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