senate Bill S3415A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the reporting of animal cruelty

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 04, 2019 referred to children and families
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 30, 2019 advanced to third reading
May 29, 2019 2nd report cal.
May 22, 2019 1st report cal.891
Apr 16, 2019 print number 3415a
Apr 16, 2019 amend (t) and recommit to domestic animal welfare
Feb 06, 2019 referred to domestic animal welfare

Votes

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May 22, 2019 - Domestic Animal Welfare committee Vote

S3415A
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committee
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Aye
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Domestic Animal Welfare Committee Vote: May 22, 2019

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S3415 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1211
Current Committee:
Assembly Children And Families
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§412 - 415 & 419, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A2768
2011-2012: A3468
2013-2014: A3766
2015-2016: A5082
2017-2018: A3918

S3415 - Summary

Provides that any person charged with enforcing laws prohibiting cruelty to animals shall cause a report to be made when, in the performance of his or her duties, such person has reasonable cause to believe that abuse or maltreatment of a child has also occurred; also provides that a person charged with the responsibility of filing a report of child abuse or maltreatment shall also file a report of suspected animal cruelty.

S3415 - Sponsor Memo

S3415 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3415

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 6, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. MARTINEZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Domestic Animal Welfare

AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to the reporting of
  animal abuse

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

  Section  1.    Section  413  of  the social services law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 1-a to read as follows:
  1-A.  ANY PERSON SUBJECT TO THE REPORTING REQUIREMENTS OF  THIS  TITLE
SHALL  REPORT OR CAUSE A REPORT TO BE MADE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS TITLE
WHEN, AS A RESULT OF PERFORMING SUCH DUTIES, SUCH PERSON HAS  REASONABLE
CAUSE TO SUSPECT THAT ABUSE OR MALTREATMENT OF AN ANIMAL HAS BEEN CAUSED
BY A PERSON ALSO SUSPECTED OF ABUSE OR MALTREATMENT OF A CHILD.
  § 2. Section 415 of the social services law is amended by adding a new
undesignated paragraph to read as follows:
  REPORTS  OF  SUSPECTED  ANIMAL  ABUSE OR MALTREATMENT MADE PURSUANT TO
THIS TITLE SHALL BE  MADE  IMMEDIATELY  BY  TELEPHONE  OR  BY  TELEPHONE
FACSIMILE MACHINE. ORAL REPORTS SHALL BE FOLLOWED BY A REPORT IN WRITING
WITHIN  FORTY-EIGHT  HOURS  AFTER  SUCH  ORAL  REPORT.  ORAL AND WRITTEN
REPORTS SHALL BE MADE TO THE LOCAL SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY
TO ANIMALS OR THE LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENT. A COPY OF THE WRITTEN  REPORT
SHALL BE FORWARDED TO THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY
TO ANIMALS WITHIN FORTY-EIGHT HOURS OF THE ORAL REPORT.  WRITTEN REPORTS
SHALL  BE  MADE  IN  A MANNER PRESCRIBED BY THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR THE
PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS AND SHALL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING  INFOR-
MATION: A DESCRIPTION OF THE ANIMAL; THE PRESENT LOCATION OF THE ANIMAL;
A  DESCRIPTION  OF  THE  INJURY,  ABUSE  OR  MALTREATMENT OF THE ANIMAL,
INCLUDING ANY EVIDENCE OF PRIOR INJURIES, ABUSE OR MALTREATMENT OF  SUCH
ANIMAL  OR  OF  OTHER  ANIMALS;  THE  NAME  AND ADDRESS OF THE PERSON OR
PERSONS ALLEGED TO BE RESPONSIBLE  FOR  CAUSING  THE  INJURY,  ABUSE  OR
MALTREATMENT;  THE SOURCE OF THE REPORT; THE NAME, ADDRESS AND TELEPHONE

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

Co-Sponsors

S3415A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1211
Current Committee:
Assembly Children And Families
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§412 - 415 & 419, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A2768
2011-2012: A3468
2013-2014: A3766
2015-2016: A5082
2017-2018: A3918

S3415A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that any person charged with enforcing laws prohibiting cruelty to animals shall cause a report to be made when, in the performance of his or her duties, such person has reasonable cause to believe that abuse or maltreatment of a child has also occurred; also provides that a person charged with the responsibility of filing a report of child abuse or maltreatment shall also file a report of suspected animal cruelty.

S3415A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3415A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 3415--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 6, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  MARTINEZ, BIAGGI, BOYLE, KRUEGER, TEDISCO -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee  on  Domestic  Animal  Welfare -- committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee

AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to the reporting of
  animal cruelty

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

  Section 1. Section 412 of the social services law is amended by adding
two new subdivisions 10 and 11 to read as follows:
  10. "ANIMAL" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION ONE
OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED FIFTY OF THE AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS LAW.
  11. "CRUELTY" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS  DEFINED  IN  SUBDIVISION
TWO OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED FIFTY OF THE AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS LAW.
  §  2.    Section 413 of the social services law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 1-a to read as follows:
  1-A.   NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION  OF  LAW  TO  THE  CONTRARY
IMPOSING  A DUTY OF CONFIDENTIALITY, ANY PERSON SUBJECT TO THE REPORTING
REQUIREMENTS OF THIS TITLE MAY REPORT OR CAUSE A REPORT TO  BE  MADE  IN
ACCORDANCE  WITH THIS TITLE WHEN, AS A RESULT OF PERFORMING SUCH DUTIES,
SUCH PERSON HAS REASONABLE CAUSE TO SUSPECT THAT ANIMAL CRUELTY HAS BEEN
CAUSED BY A PERSON ALSO SUSPECTED OF ABUSE OR MALTREATMENT OF A CHILD.
  § 3. Section 414 of the social services law, as added by chapter  1039
of the laws of 1973, is amended to read as follows:
  §  414.  Any person permitted to report.  In addition to those persons
and officials required to report suspected child abuse or  maltreatment,
OR  ANIMAL  CRUELTY  PURSUANT  TO  SECTION  FOUR HUNDRED FIFTEEN OF THIS
TITLE, any person may make such a report if such person  has  reasonable
cause  to suspect that a child is an abused or maltreated child OR IF AN
ANIMAL HAS BEEN SUBJECT TO CRUELTY.

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

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