senate Bill S2007

2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Domestic Animal Welfare Committee


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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Jan 18, 2019 referred to domestic animal welfare

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S2007 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A987
Current Committee:
Senate Domestic Animal Welfare
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: S5084, A1580
2013-2014: S2566, A4514
2015-2016: S3030, A1600
2017-2018: S2501, A6938

S2007 (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.

S2007 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2007 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2007

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 18, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. TEDISCO, FELDER, O'MARA, RANZENHOFER, ROBACH -- read
  twice  and  ordered  printed,  and when printed to be committed to the
  Committee on Domestic Animal Welfare

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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