assembly Bill A5780

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the reporting of animal cruelty

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to children and families
Feb 24, 2021 referred to children and families

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A5780 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7401
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
2019-2020: A1211, S3415

A5780 (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; 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.

A5780 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5780
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 24, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. GLICK, COOK, SIMON -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of
   A.  COLTON,  GOTTFRIED  --  read once and referred to the Committee on
   Children and Families
 
 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.
   § 4. Section 415 of the social services law is amended by adding a new
 undesignated paragraph to read as follows:
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.