|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 26, 2019||referred to agriculture|
delivered to assembly
|Mar 05, 2019||advanced to third reading|
|Mar 04, 2019||2nd report cal.|
|Feb 28, 2019||1st report cal.199|
|Feb 13, 2019||referred to domestic animal welfare|
senate Bill S3707
Current Bill Status - Passed Senate
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S3707 (ACTIVE) - Details
S3707 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S3707 SPONSOR: MARTINEZ TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to the posting of security by a person against whom certain criminal charges are pending PURPOSE: This bill seeks to improve the process for animal sheltering organiza- tions to responsibly meet the costs associated with caring for the victims of animal cruelty during a criminal investigation. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one amends section 373 of the agriculture and markets law to authorize an impounding organization, holding live animals as evidence on behalf of any political subdivision of government during a criminal investigation, to petition the court of jurisdiction for the posting of
S3707 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3707 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 13, 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 agriculture and markets law, in relation to the posting of security by a person against whom certain criminal charges are pending THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph a and subparagraph 1 of paragraph b of subdivi- sion 6 of section 373 of the agriculture and markets law, paragraph a as amended by chapter 289 of the laws of 2018 and subparagraph 1 of para- graph b as amended by chapter 531 of the laws of 2013, are amended to read as follows: a. If any animal is seized and impounded pursuant to the provisions of this section, section three hundred fifty-three-d [of this article] or [section] three hundred seventy-five of this article for any violation of this article, [upon arraignment of charges, or within a reasonable time thereafter,] the duly incorporated society for the prevention of cruelty to animals, humane society, pound, animal shelter or any author- ized agents thereof, hereinafter referred to for the purposes of this section as the "impounding organization", may file a petition with the court in which criminal charges have been filed requesting that the person [from whom an animal is seized or the owner of the animal] AGAINST WHOM CRIMINAL CHARGES ARE PENDING ("THE DEFENDANT") be ordered to post a security. IF THE DEFENDANT IS ISSUED AN APPEARANCE TICKET, AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION TWENTY-SIX OF SECTION 1.20 OF THE CRIMINAL PROCE- DURE LAW, THE PETITION MAY BE FILED UPON THE ISSUANCE OF SUCH APPEARANCE TICKET OR WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME THEREAFTER. IN ALL OTHER CIRCUM- STANCES, THE PETITION MAY BE FILED UPON ARRAIGNMENT OF CHARGES OR WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME THEREAFTER. The district attorney prosecuting the charges may file and obtain the requested relief on behalf of the impounding organization if requested to do so by the impounding organ- EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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