|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|
senate Bill S1251
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1251 (ACTIVE) - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- 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) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1251 SPONSOR: SERINO TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE: To extend protections to the pets of victims of domestic abuse by giving the court discretion to forbid contact between the abuser and any pet that is cared for by the victim. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Amends section 352.3 of the family court act to give the court discretion to grant the petitioner of an order of protection custody of a companion animal owned by the petitioner, respondent, or a minor child residing in the residence of the petitioner or respondent.
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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