Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 05, 2022||
referred to agriculture
|Jan 08, 2021||
referred to agriculture
Senate Bill S1259
2021-2022 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Agriculture Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2021-S1259 (ACTIVE) - Details
2021-S1259 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1259 SPONSOR: TEDISCO TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to limiting the ownership or possession of companion animals by persons convicted of violating "Buster's Law"; and in relation to horses PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To increase penalties (maximum prison sentences and maximum fines) for engaging in animal fighting and committing the crime of Aggravated Cruelty to Animals (aka Buster's Law) and require psychiatric evaluation/treatment for those committing the crime of Aggravated Cruel- ty to Animals. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 353-a of the agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a new subdivision 4 to read as follows:
2021-S1259 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1259 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 8, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sens. TEDISCO, BOYLE, O'MARA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Agricul- ture AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to limiting the ownership or possession of companion animals by persons convicted of violating "Buster's Law"; and in relation to horses THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 353-a of the agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a new subdivision 4 to read as follows: 4. ON AND AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SUBDIVISION, NO PERSON WHO IS CONVICTED OF A VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION SHALL OWN OR POSSESS A COMPANION ANIMAL UNLESS AND UNTIL AUTHORIZED BY A COURT ORDER ISSUED BY A COUNTY COURT JUDGE OF HIS OR HER COUNTY OF RESIDENCE. NO SUCH ORDER SHALL BE ISSUED UNTIL SUCH CONVICTED PERSON FIRST DEMONSTRATES TO THE COURT THAT HE OR SHE HAS UNDERGONE PSYCHIATRIC OR PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING, THE RESULTS OF WHICH INDICATE BY CLEAR AND CONVINCING EVIDENCE OF HIS OR HER CAPABLE AND SOUND MENTAL CAPACITY AND ABILITY TO OWN AND PROPERLY CARE FOR SUCH AN ANIMAL IN A HUMANE MANNER. § 2. Subdivision 4 of section 350 of the agriculture and markets law, as added by chapter 569 of the laws of 1995, is amended to read as follows: 4. "Farm animal", as used in this article, means any ungulate, poul- try, species of cattle, sheep, swine, goats, llamas[, horses] or fur- bearing animals, as defined in section 11-1907 of the environmental conservation law, which are raised for commercial or subsistence purposes. Fur-bearing animal shall not include dogs or cats. § 3. Section 350 of the agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a new subdivision 6 to read as follows: 6. "EQUINE COMPANION", AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE, MEANS ANY HORSE SO USED FOR RECREATIONAL PURSUITS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO: RACING, EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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