|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 22, 2021||referred to agriculture|
senate Bill S2636
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Agriculture Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S2636 (ACTIVE) - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- 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) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S2636 SPONSOR: GALLIVAN TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE: To prohibit people who are convicted of animal cruelty from working in positions that place them in direct control of animal care. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Sections 351, 353-a, 353, and 355 of the agriculture and markets law are amended by adding a new subdivision which states that no person in violation of the section is allowed to be a dog or animal control offi- cer, or work at an animal shelter, pound, humane society, animal protec- tive association, or society for the prevention of cruelty to animals.
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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