assembly Bill A1769

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the inspection of certain vacated property for abandoned animals

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to agriculture
Jan 11, 2021 referred to agriculture

A1769 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §373, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A8841

A1769 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the inspection of property that has been vacated for abandoned animals; requires property owners and lessors to inspect such property within three days and to immediately notify the appropriate authorities when such person finds an animal which appears to be abandoned.

A1769 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1769
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 11, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. LUPARDO -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on Agriculture
 
 AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to  requir-
   ing  property  owners and lessors of certain properties that have been
   vacated to inspect such property for abandoned animals

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Section 373 of the agriculture and markets law is amended
 by adding a new subdivision 2-a to read as follows:
   2-A. A. NOTWITHSTANDING SECTIONS THIRTEEN HUNDRED SEVEN  AND  NINETEEN
 HUNDRED  SEVENTY-ONE OF THE REAL PROPERTY ACTIONS AND PROCEEDINGS LAW OR
 ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, THE PROPERTY OWNER OR LESSOR
 OF PROPERTY THAT HAS BEEN VACATED AS A RESULT OF AN  EVICTION,  PROPERTY
 FORECLOSURE,  FORFEITURE  OR  DEFAULT  ON A MORTGAGE, TRUST DEED OR LAND
 SALES CONTRACT, OR ABANDONMENT,  OR  SUCH  PROPERTY  OWNER  OR  LESSOR'S
 DESIGNEE, SHALL, WITHIN THREE DAYS OF SUCH VACANCY, INSPECT THE PROPERTY
 FOR THE PRESENCE OF ABANDONED ANIMALS. IF THE PROPERTY OWNER, LESSOR, OR
 DESIGNEE  ENCOUNTERS  AN  ANIMAL  WHICH  APPEARS TO BE ABANDONED ON SUCH
 PROPERTY, SUCH OWNER, LESSOR, OR DESIGNEE SHALL IMMEDIATELY  NOTIFY  THE
 DOG  CONTROL OFFICER, THE POLICE, OR AGENT OR OFFICER OF A DULY INCORPO-
 RATED SOCIETY FOR THE  PREVENTION  OF  CRUELTY  TO  ANIMALS  ABOUT  SUCH
 ENCOUNTER, FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROMPTLY RETRIEVING OR PROVIDING NECESSARY
 CARE  FOR SUCH ANIMAL AT THE PROPERTY UNTIL THE ANIMAL CAN BE RETRIEVED.
 THE PROPERTY OWNER, LESSOR, OR  DESIGNEE  WHO  ENCOUNTERS  AN  ABANDONED
 ANIMAL PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL NOT BE DEEMED THE OWNER, POSSES-
 SOR OR PERSON HAVING CHARGE OR CUSTODY OF THE ANIMAL.
   B.  A  PROPERTY  OWNER  OR  LESSOR, OR SUCH PROPERTY OWNER OR LESSOR'S
 DESIGNEE, WHO FAILS TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF  PARAGRAPH  A  OF
 THIS  SUBDIVISION  SHALL  BE SUBJECT TO A CIVIL PENALTY OF NOT MORE THAN
 FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR A FIRST OFFENSE AND NOT MORE THAN ONE  THOUSAND
 DOLLARS  FOR  A  SECOND  OFFENSE AND EACH SUBSEQUENT OFFENSE THEREAFTER.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.