senate Bill S4248

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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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 20, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
May 10, 2021 ordered to third reading cal.322
substituted for a5775
May 05, 2021 referred to judiciary
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 25, 2021 advanced to third reading
Mar 24, 2021 2nd report cal.
Mar 23, 2021 1st report cal.622
1st report cal.622
Feb 03, 2021 referred to judiciary

S4248 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5775
Law Section:
Domestic Relations Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §236, Dom Rel L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A8663
2019-2020: S6222, A1097

S4248 (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.

S4248 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4248 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4248
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 3, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. SKOUFIS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed 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


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