senate Bill S4041

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Increases the penalties for owners of dangerous dogs

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Domestic Animal Welfare Committee


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Feb 26, 2019 referred to domestic animal welfare

S4041 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Domestic Animal Welfare
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §123, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S4461

S4041 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Increases the penalties for owners of dangerous dogs and subjects certain dangerous dog owners to further investigation.

S4041 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4041 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4041

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 26, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. TEDISCO -- 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 increas-
  ing penalties for the owners of dangerous dogs

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

  Section  1.  Subdivisions 6, 7 and 8 of section 123 of the agriculture
and markets law, subdivision 6 as amended by chapter 392 of the laws  of
2004,  subdivisions  7  and  8  as amended by chapter 526 of the laws of
2005, and such section as renumbered by section 18 of part T of  chapter
59 of the laws of 2010, are amended and a new subdivision 15 is added to
read as follows:
  6.  The  owner  of a dog who, through any act or omission, negligently
permits his or her dog to bite a person[, service  dog,  guide  dog]  or
[hearing] dog causing physical injury shall be subject to a civil penal-
ty  not to exceed [four hundred] ONE THOUSAND dollars in addition to any
other applicable penalties.
  7. The owner of a dog who, through any act  or  omission,  negligently
permits  his or her dog to bite a person causing serious physical injury
shall be subject to a civil penalty AND UP TO A CLASS E FELONY  PUNISHA-
BLE  BY  A  FINE  OF  not  to  exceed [one] FIVE thousand [five hundred]
dollars in addition to any other applicable penalties. Any such  penalty
may  be  reduced by any amount which is paid as restitution by the owner
of the dog to the person or persons suffering serious physical injury as
compensation for unreimbursed medical expenses, lost earnings and  other
damages resulting from such injury.
  8.  The  owner  of a dog who, through any act or omission, negligently
permits his or her dog, which  had  previously  been  determined  to  be
dangerous  pursuant  to  this  article, to bite a person causing serious
physical injury, shall be guilty  of  a  [misdemeanor]  CLASS  E  FELONY
punishable  by a fine of not more than [three] FIVE thousand dollars, or

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

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