senate Bill S3525A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the creation of a court appointed advocate for animals

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Judiciary Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to judiciary
May 26, 2021 print number 3525a
May 26, 2021 amend and recommit to judiciary
Jan 30, 2021 referred to judiciary

Co-Sponsors

S3525 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5315
Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Judiciary Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 22-B §858-a, Judy L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A9701
2019-2020: S3027, A25

S3525 - Summary

Relates to the creation of a court appointed advocate for animals.

S3525 - Sponsor Memo

S3525 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   3525
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 30, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. BAILEY, BIAGGI, STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered
   printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on  Judici-
   ary
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  judiciary law, in relation to the creation of a
   court appointed advocate for animals
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  The judiciary law is amended by adding a new article 22-B
 to read as follows:
                                ARTICLE 22-B
               SPECIAL ADVOCATES FOR ANIMAL WELFARE PROGRAM
 SECTION 858-A. SPECIAL ADVOCATE IN PROCEEDINGS REGARDING ANIMAL WELFARE.
   § 858-A. SPECIAL ADVOCATE IN PROCEEDINGS REGARDING ANIMAL WELFARE.  1.
 IN  ANY  PROCEEDING  IN  A COURT UNDER THIS CHAPTER, THE AGRICULTURE AND
 MARKETS LAW, OR IN ANY OTHER PROCEEDING  REGARDING  THE  WELFARE  OF  AN
 ANIMAL,  THE COURT MAY ORDER, UPON ITS OWN INITIATIVE OR UPON REQUEST OF
 A PARTY OR COUNSEL FOR A PARTY, THAT A SEPARATE ADVOCATE BE APPOINTED TO
 REPRESENT THE INTERESTS OF JUSTICE. IF A COURT ORDERS THAT  AN  ADVOCATE
 BE  APPOINTED  TO  REPRESENT  THE  INTERESTS OF JUSTICE, THE COURT SHALL
 APPOINT SUCH ADVOCATE FROM A LIST PROVIDED TO THE COURT BY  THE  COMMIS-
 SIONER  PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION THREE OF THIS SECTION. A DECISION BY THE
 COURT DENYING A REQUEST TO APPOINT A SEPARATE ADVOCATE TO REPRESENT  THE
 INTERESTS OF JUSTICE SHALL NOT BE SUBJECT TO APPEAL.
   2. THE ADVOCATE MAY:
   (A) MONITOR THE CASE;
   (B)  CONSULT  ANY INDIVIDUAL WITH INFORMATION THAT COULD AID THE JUDGE
 OR FACT FINDER AND REVIEW RECORDS RELATING TO THE CONDITION OF  THE  CAT
 OR  DOG  AND  THE  DEFENDANT'S  ACTIONS,  INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO,
 RECORDS FROM ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS, VETERINARIANS AND POLICE OFFICERS;
   (C) ATTEND HEARINGS; AND

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD00302-01-1

Co-Sponsors

S3525A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5315
Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Judiciary Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 22-B §858-a, Judy L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A9701
2019-2020: S3027, A25

S3525A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the creation of a court appointed advocate for animals.

S3525A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3525A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  3525--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 30, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. BAILEY, ADDABBO, BIAGGI, STAVISKY -- read twice and
   ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
   Judiciary  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
   amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the judiciary law, in relation  to  the  creation  of  a
   court appointed advocate for animals
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The judiciary law is amended by adding a new  article  22-B
 to read as follows:
                                ARTICLE 22-B
               SPECIAL ADVOCATES FOR ANIMAL WELFARE PROGRAM
 SECTION 858-A. SPECIAL ADVOCATE IN PROCEEDINGS REGARDING ANIMAL WELFARE.
   §  858-A. SPECIAL ADVOCATE IN PROCEEDINGS REGARDING ANIMAL WELFARE. 1.
 IN ANY CIVIL OR CRIMINAL PROCEEDING REGARDING THE WELFARE OF AN  ANIMAL,
 THE  COURT MAY ORDER, UPON ITS OWN INITIATIVE OR UPON REQUEST OF A PARTY
 OR COUNSEL FOR A PARTY, THAT A SEPARATE ADVOCATE BE APPOINTED TO  REPRE-
 SENT  THE  INTERESTS OF SUCH ANIMAL AND TO HELP ENSURE THE WELL-BEING OF
 ANY LIVING ANIMAL VICTIM.   IF  A  COURT  ORDERS  THAT  AN  ADVOCATE  BE
 APPOINTED  TO  REPRESENT  THE  INTERESTS  OF  AN ANIMAL, THE COURT SHALL
 APPOINT SUCH ADVOCATE FROM A LIST PROVIDED TO THE  COURT  BY  THE  CHIEF
 JUDGE  OF  THE  STATE  OF  NEW YORK PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION FIVE OF THIS
 SECTION.
   2. THE ADVOCATE SHALL:
   (A) MONITOR THE CASE;
   (B) HAVE ACCESS TO RELEVANT FILES, DOCUMENTS, AND REPORTS  RELATED  TO
 THE CASE;
   (C) REVIEW RECORDS RELATING TO THE CONDITION OF  THE  ANIMAL  AND  THE
 DEFENDANT'S  ACTIONS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, RECORDS FROM ANIMAL
 CONTROL  OFFICERS,  OFFICERS  OF  A  DULY  INCORPORATED  SOCIETY FOR THE
 PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS, VETERINARIANS AND POLICE OFFICERS;
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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