senate Bill S3039

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to orders of protection with respect to companion animals

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Children And Families Committee


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Jan 27, 2021 referred to children and families

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S3039 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A510
Current Committee:
Senate Children And Families
Law Section:
Family Court Act
Laws Affected:
Amd §§352.3, 446, 551, 656, 759, 842 & 1056, Fam Ct Act; amd §§530.12 & 530.13, CP L; amd §§240 & 252, Dom Rel L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S7394, A10661
2017-2018: S2167, A668
2019-2020: S1251, A767

S3039 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to orders of protection with respect to companion animals; provides further protection for pets by authorizing the court to order a party to either relinquish a pet or to refrain from any contact with a pet.

S3039 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3039 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   3039
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 27, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. SERINO, TEDISCO -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and when printed to be committed to  the  Committee  on  Children  and
   Families
 
 AN ACT to amend the family court act, the criminal procedure law and the
   domestic  relations  law,  in  relation to an order of protection with
   respect to companion animals

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. Subdivision 1 of section 352.3 of the family court act, as
 amended by chapter 261 of the laws  of  2020,  is  amended  to  read  as
 follows:
   (1)  Upon  the  issuance  of an order pursuant to section 315.3 or the
 entry of an order of disposition pursuant to section 352.2, a court  may
 enter  an  order  of  protection  against  any respondent for good cause
 shown. The order may require that the respondent: (a) stay away from the
 home, school, business or place of employment  of  the  victims  of  the
 alleged  offense; or (b) refrain from harassing, intimidating, threaten-
 ing or otherwise interfering with the victim or victims of  the  alleged
 offense  and  such  members of the family or household of such victim or
 victims as shall be specifically named by the court in  such  order;  or
 (c)  refrain  from intentionally injuring or killing, without justifica-
 tion, any companion animal the respondent knows to be owned,  possessed,
 leased,  kept  or held by the [person protected by the order] PETITIONER
 or a minor  child  residing  in  [such  person's]  THE  PETITIONER'S  OR
 RESPONDENT'S  household;  or  (d)  refrain from remotely controlling any
 connected devices affecting the home, vehicle or property of the  person
 protected  by  the  order.  SUCH ORDER MAY ALSO GRANT THE PETITIONER THE
 EXCLUSIVE CARE,  CUSTODY  OR  CONTROL  OF  ANY  ANIMAL  THAT  IS  OWNED,
 POSSESSED,  LEASED,  KEPT OR HELD BY THE PETITIONER, THE RESPONDENT OR A
 MINOR CHILD RESIDING IN THE RESIDENCE OR HOUSEHOLD OF THE PETITIONER  OR
 RESPONDENT,  AND  ORDER  THE RESPONDENT TO STAY AWAY FROM THE ANIMAL AND
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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