senate Bill S1251

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to orders of protection with respect to companion animals

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2019 committed to rules
May 13, 2019 advanced to third reading
May 08, 2019 2nd report cal.
May 07, 2019 1st report cal.627
Jan 11, 2019 referred to children and families

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May 7, 2019 - Children and Families committee Vote

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Children and Families Committee Vote: May 7, 2019

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S1251 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A767
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
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: S7394, A10661
2017-2018: S2167, A668

S1251 (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.

S1251 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1251 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1251

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 11, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. SERINO, TEDISCO -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to  the  Committee  on  Children  and
  Families

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.

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