assembly Bill A5775

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring the best interest of a companion animal to be considered when awarding possession in a divorce

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Current Bill Status Via S4248 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Oct 25, 2021 signed chap.509
Oct 13, 2021 delivered to governor
May 20, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
May 10, 2021 ordered to third reading cal.322
substituted for a5775
May 10, 2021 substituted by s4248
May 06, 2021 advanced to third reading cal.322
May 04, 2021 reported
Feb 24, 2021 referred to judiciary

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A5775 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4248
Law Section:
Domestic Relations Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §236, Dom Rel L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A8663
2019-2020: A1097, S6222

A5775 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to requiring the court to consider the best interest of a companion animal when awarding possession in a divorce or separation proceeding.

A5775 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                   5775
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 24, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. GLICK, L. ROSENTHAL, LUPARDO, COOK, VANEL, JEAN-
   PIERRE, ZEBROWSKI, ABBATE,  SEAWRIGHT,  J. RIVERA  --  read  once  and
   referred to the Committee on Judiciary
 
 AN ACT to amend the domestic relations law, in relation to requiring the
   court  to consider the best interest of a companion animal when award-
   ing possession in a divorce or separation proceeding
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. Subparagraphs 14 and 15 of paragraph d of subdivision 5 of
 part B of section 236 of the  domestic  relations  law,  as  amended  by
 section  1  of part PP of chapter 55 of the laws of 2020, are amended to
 read as follows:
   (14) whether either party has committed an act  or  acts  of  domestic
 violence,  as  described  in  subdivision  one  of  section four hundred
 fifty-nine-a of the social services law, against the other party and the
 nature, extent, duration and impact of such act or acts; [and]
   (15) IN AWARDING THE POSSESSION OF A COMPANION ANIMAL, THE COURT SHALL
 CONSIDER THE BEST INTEREST OF SUCH ANIMAL. "COMPANION ANIMAL",  AS  USED
 IN THIS SUBPARAGRAPH, SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS IN SUBDIVISION FIVE
 OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED FIFTY OF THE AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS LAW; AND
   (16)  any other factor which the court shall expressly find to be just
 and proper.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD07677-01-1