assembly Bill A987

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Prohibits a person convicted of violating "Buster's Law" from owning or possessing a companion animal

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Jan 14, 2019 referred to agriculture

A987 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2007
Current Committee:
Assembly Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §353-a, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A10283
2011-2012: A1580, S5084
2013-2014: A4514, S2566
2015-2016: A1600, S3030
2017-2018: A6938, S2501

A987 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits a person convicted of "Buster's Law" from owning or possessing a companion animal unless authorized by court order, after appropriate psychiatric or psychological testing.

A987 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   987

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 14, 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 limiting
  the ownership or possession of companion animals by persons  convicted
  of violating "Buster's Law"

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

  Section 1. Section 353-a of the agriculture and markets law is amended
by adding a new subdivision 4 to read as follows:
  4. ON AND AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SUBDIVISION, NO PERSON  WHO
IS  CONVICTED  OF  A  VIOLATION  OF  THIS SECTION SHALL OWN OR POSSESS A
COMPANION ANIMAL UNLESS AND UNTIL AUTHORIZED BY A COURT ORDER ISSUED  BY
A  COUNTY  COURT  JUDGE OF HIS OR HER COUNTY OF RESIDENCE. NO SUCH ORDER
SHALL BE ISSUED UNTIL SUCH CONVICTED PERSON FIRST  DEMONSTRATES  TO  THE
COURT THAT HE OR SHE HAS UNDERGONE PSYCHIATRIC OR PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING,
THE RESULTS OF WHICH INDICATE BY CLEAR AND CONVINCING EVIDENCE OF HIS OR
HER  CAPABLE  AND  SOUND MENTAL CAPACITY AND ABILITY TO OWN AND PROPERLY
CARE FOR SUCH AN ANIMAL IN A HUMANE MANNER.
  § 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day  after  it  shall
have become a law.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03890-01-9

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