assembly Bill A1738

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Enacts "Charlamagne's law" to make the failure to provide food, water or appropriate shelter to a companion animal left outside a felony

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  • Introduced
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  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 10, 2016 held for consideration in agriculture
Jan 06, 2016 referred to agriculture
Jan 12, 2015 referred to agriculture

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A1738 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2949
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§353, 353-b & 356, add 353-f, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A8820, S6628

A1738 - Summary

Enacts "Charlamagne's law" to make the failure to provide food, water or appropriate shelter to a companion animal (dogs and cats) left outside a felony punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000, or imprisonment for not more than 2 years, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

A1738 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1738

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 12, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. TEDISCO -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Agriculture

AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to enacting
  "Charlamagne's law" relating to  the  provision  of  food,  water  and
  appropriate shelter for companion animals left outdoors

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
"Charlamagne's law".
  S  2.  The  opening  paragraph  of  section 353 of the agriculture and
markets law, as amended by chapter 523 of the laws of 2005,  is  amended
to read as follows:
  A  person  who  overdrives,  overloads,  tortures  or cruelly beats or
unjustifiably injures, maims, mutilates or  kills  any  animal,  whether
wild  or  tame,  and  whether  belonging  to  himself  or to another, or
deprives any animal, OTHER THAN A COMPANION ANIMAL, of necessary  suste-
nance,  food  or drink, or neglects or refuses to furnish it such suste-
nance or drink, or causes, procures or permits any animal  to  be  over-
driven,  overloaded, tortured, cruelly beaten, or unjustifiably injured,
maimed, mutilated or killed, or, BEING ANY ANIMAL OTHER THAN A COMPANION
ANIMAL, to be deprived of necessary food or drink, or who wilfully  sets
on  foot,  instigates,  engages  in,  or  in any way furthers any act of
cruelty to any animal, or any act tending to produce  such  cruelty,  is
guilty  of  a  class  A misdemeanor and for purposes of paragraph (b) of
subdivision one of section 160.10 of the criminal procedure  law,  shall
be treated as a misdemeanor defined in the penal law.
  S  3.    Section 353-b of the agriculture and markets law, as added by
chapter 594 of the laws of 2003, is amended to read as follows:
  S  353-b.  Appropriate  shelter  for  [dogs]  COMPANION  ANIMALS  left
outdoors. 1. For purposes of this section:
  (a)  "Physical condition" shall include any special medical needs of a
dog due to disease, illness, injury, age or breed about which the  owner
or person with custody or control of [the dog] A COMPANION ANIMAL should
reasonably be aware.

senate Bill S4867

Signed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Authorizes the village of Dobbs Ferry to offer an optional twenty-year retirement plan to certain police officers

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Current Bill Status Via A6800 - 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
Sep 25, 2015 signed chap.259
Sep 15, 2015 delivered to governor
Jun 10, 2015 returned to assembly
passed senate
home rule request
substituted for s4867
Jun 10, 2015 substituted by a6800
May 20, 2015 advanced to third reading
May 19, 2015 2nd report cal.
May 18, 2015 1st report cal.696
Apr 22, 2015 referred to civil service and pensions

S4867 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6800
Law Section:
Retirement

S4867 - Summary

Authorizes the village of Dobbs Ferry to offer an optional twenty-year retirement plan to certain police officers.

S4867 - Sponsor Memo

S4867 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4867

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 22, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  STEWART-COUSINS -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and
  Pensions

AN ACT to authorize the village of Dobbs  Ferry  to  offer  an  optional
  twenty  year  retirement  plan  to certain police officers employed by
  such village

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary,
the  village  of  Dobbs  Ferry, a participating employer in the New York
state and local police and  fire  retirement  system,  which  previously
elected  to  offer the optional twenty year retirement plan, established
pursuant to section 384-d of the retirement and social security law,  to
police  officers  employed by such village, is hereby authorized to make
participation in such plan available to Michael Marron and Jeffrey  Jee,
police officers employed by the village of Dobbs Ferry, who, for reasons
not ascribable to their own negligence, failed to make a timely applica-
tion  to  participate in such optional twenty year retirement plan.  The
village of Dobbs Ferry may so elect  by  filing  with  the  state  comp-
troller,  on  or  before  December  31,  2015, a resolution of its local
legislative body together with certification that such  police  officers
did  not  bar themselves from participation in such retirement plan as a
result of their own negligence. Thereafter,  such  police  officers  may
elect to be covered by the provisions of section 384-d of the retirement
and  social  security  law, and shall be entitled to the full rights and
benefits associated with  coverage  under  such  section,  by  filing  a
request  to that effect with the state comptroller on or before June 30,
2016.
  S 2. All employer past service costs associated with implementing  the
provisions  of this act shall be borne by the village of Dobbs Ferry and
may be amortized over a ten year period.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09665-02-5