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A00433 Summary:

SPONSORRosenthal L
Amd §353-a, Ag & Mkts L
Prohibits a person convicted of "Buster's Law" from owning or possessing a companion animal unless authorized by court order, after appropriate psychiatric or psychological testing.
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A00433 Actions:

01/09/2023referred to agriculture
01/03/2024referred to agriculture
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A00433 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     January 9, 2023
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A. L. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Agriculture
        AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to limiting
          the ownership or possession of companion animals by persons  convicted
          of violating "Buster's Law"

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 353-a of the agriculture and markets law is amended
     2  by adding a new subdivision 4 to read as follows:
     3    4. On and after the effective date of this subdivision, no person  who
     4  is  convicted  of  a  violation  of  this section shall own or possess a
     5  companion animal unless and until authorized by a court order issued  by
     6  a  county  court  judge of his or her county of residence. No such order
     7  shall be issued until such convicted person first  demonstrates  to  the
     8  court that he or she has undergone psychiatric or psychological testing,
     9  the results of which indicate by clear and convincing evidence of his or
    10  her  capable  and  sound mental capacity and ability to own and properly
    11  care for such an animal in a humane manner.
    12    § 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day  after  it  shall
    13  have become a law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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