Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 05, 2022||
referred to agriculture
|May 03, 2021||
referred to agriculture
Senate Bill S6484
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-S6484 (ACTIVE) - Details
2021-S6484 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6484 SPONSOR: SKOUFIS TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to the judicial process relating to a dog that caused death to a companion animal, farm animal or domestic animal while trespassing on property PURPOSE OF THE BILL: This bill would clarify the circumstances by which a judge may order humane euthanasia or permanent confinement of a dangerous dog which caused the death of another animal. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one of the bill amends section 123 of the agriculture and markets law as it relates to clarifying the circumstances by which a judge may order humane euthanasia or permanent confinement of a danger- ous dog to include where a dog, without justification and while tres-
2021-S6484 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6484 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E May 3, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SKOUFIS -- 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 the judicial process relating to a dog that caused death to a companion animal, farm animal or domestic animal while trespassing on property THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 123 of the agriculture and markets law, as added by chapter 392 of the laws of 2004 and such section as renumbered by section 18 of part T of chapter 59 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows: 3. Upon a finding that a dog is dangerous, the judge or justice may order humane euthanasia or permanent confinement of the dog if one of the following aggravating circumstances is established at the judicial hearing held pursuant to subdivision two of this section: (a) the dog, without justification, attacked a person causing serious physical injury or death; or (b) the dog has a known vicious propensity as evidenced by a previous unjustified attack on a person, which caused serious physical injury or death; or (c) THE DOG, WITHOUT JUSTIFICATION AND WHILE TRESPASSING ON ANOTHER PERSON'S PROPERTY, CAUSED DEATH TO A COMPANION ANIMAL, FARM ANIMAL OR DOMESTIC ANIMAL; OR (D) the dog, without justification, caused serious physical injury or death to a companion animal, farm animal or domestic animal, and has, in the past two years, caused unjustified physical injury or death to a companion or farm animal as evidenced by a "dangerous dog" finding pursuant to the provisions of this section. An order of humane euthanasia shall not be carried out until expiration of the thirty day period provided for in subdivision five of this section for filing a notice of appeal, unless the owner of the dog has EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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