senate Bill S2636

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Prohibits persons who have been convicted of animal cruelty from working at an animal shelter

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Agriculture Committee


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Jan 22, 2021 referred to agriculture

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S2636 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4991
Current Committee:
Senate Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§353-a, 353, 351 & 355, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S583, A7205
2015-2016: S79, A3535
2017-2018: S2937, A3903
2019-2020: S1899, A658

S2636 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits persons who have been convicted of animal cruelty from working at an animal shelter; makes such violation a class A misdemeanor.

S2636 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2636 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2636
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 22, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. GALLIVAN, JORDAN -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Agriculture
 
 AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to limiting
   the right of a person who has violated certain animal cruelty statutes
   from working at an animal shelter

   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.  NO PERSON WHO IS CONVICTED OF A VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE
 ALLOWED TO ACCEPT OR REMAIN IN A POSITION  AS  A  DOG  CONTROL  OFFICER,
 ANIMAL  CONTROL  OFFICER,  OR  AS  A  PAID  EMPLOYEE OR VOLUNTEER AT THE
 FOLLOWING TYPES OF ESTABLISHMENTS: AN ANIMAL SHELTER, POUND, DULY INCOR-
 PORATED HUMANE SOCIETY, DULY INCORPORATED ANIMAL PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION,
 OR DULY INCORPORATED SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY  TO  ANIMALS,
 ON  AND  AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SUBDIVISION.  FOR THE PURPOSES
 OF THIS SUBDIVISION, THE  TERM  "VOLUNTEER"  SHALL  NOT  INCLUDE  ANYONE
 REQUIRED  BY  COURT  ORDER TO FULFILL A COMMUNITY SERVICE REQUIREMENT IN
 SERVICE AT ANY ANIMAL SHELTER, POUND, DULY INCORPORATED HUMANE  SOCIETY,
 DULY  INCORPORATED  ANIMAL  PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION, OR DULY INCORPORATED
 SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS.  ANY DOG CONTROL OFFI-
 CER, ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER OR  PAID  EMPLOYEE  OR  VOLUNTEER  FOUND  IN
 VIOLATION OF THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL BE GUILTY OF A CLASS A MISDEMEANOR.
   §  2.  Section  353  of the agriculture and markets law, as amended by
 chapter 458 of the laws of 1985 and the opening paragraph as amended  by
 chapter 523 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows:
   § 353. Overdriving, torturing and injuring animals; failure to provide
 proper  sustenance.  1.  A person who overdrives, overloads, tortures or
 cruelly beats or unjustifiably injures, maims, mutilates  or  kills  any
 animal,  whether  wild  or  tame, and whether belonging to himself or to
 another, or deprives any animal of necessary sustenance, food or  drink,
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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