assembly Bill A767

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to orders of protection with respect to companion animals

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Jan 10, 2019 referred to judiciary

A767 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1251
Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Family Court Act
Laws Affected:
Amd §§352.3, 446, 551, 656, 759, 842 & 1056, Fam Ct Act; amd §§530.12 & 530.13, CP L; amd §§240 & 252, Dom Rel L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A10661, S7394
2017-2018: A668, S2167

A767 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to orders of protection with respect to companion animals; provides further protection for pets by authorizing the court to order a party to either relinquish a pet or to refrain from any contact with a pet.

A767 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   767

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 10, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. L. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Judiciary

AN ACT to amend the family court act, the criminal procedure law and the
  domestic relations law, in relation to an  order  of  protection  with
  respect to companion animals

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 352.3 of the family court act,  as
amended  by  chapter  532  of  the  laws  of 2008, is amended to read as
follows:
  (1) Upon the issuance of an order pursuant to  section  315.3  or  the
entry  of an order of disposition pursuant to section 352.2, a court may
enter an order of protection  against  any  respondent  for  good  cause
shown. The order may require that the respondent: (a) stay away from the
home,  school,  business  or  place  of employment of the victims of the
alleged offense; or (b) refrain from harassing, intimidating,  threaten-
ing  or  otherwise interfering with the victim or victims of the alleged
offense and such members of the family or household of  such  victim  or
victims  as  shall  be specifically named by the court in such order; or
(c) refrain from intentionally injuring or killing,  without  justifica-
tion,  any companion animal the respondent knows to be owned, possessed,
leased, kept or held by the [person protected by the  order]  PETITIONER
or  a  minor  child  residing  in  [such  person's]  THE PETITIONER'S OR
RESPONDENT'S household. SUCH ORDER MAY ALSO  GRANT  THE  PETITIONER  THE
EXCLUSIVE  CARE,  CUSTODY  OR  CONTROL  OF  ANY  ANIMAL  THAT  IS OWNED,
POSSESSED, LEASED, KEPT OR HELD BY THE PETITIONER, THE RESPONDENT  OR  A
MINOR  CHILD RESIDING IN THE RESIDENCE OR HOUSEHOLD OF THE PETITIONER OR
THE RESPONDENT, AND ORDER THE RESPONDENT TO STAY AWAY  FROM  THE  ANIMAL
AND  FORBID  THE RESPONDENT FROM TAKING, TRANSFERRING, CONCEALING, HARM-
ING, OR OTHERWISE DISPOSING OF THE ANIMAL. "Companion animal",  as  used

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03289-01-9

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