|SAME AS||SAME AS S02015|
|Add S353-e, Ag & Mkts L|
|Establishes an animal abuser statewide registry with community notification requirements.|
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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 299 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN ASSEMBLY (Prefiled) January 5, 2011 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. GLICK -- read once and referred to the Committee on Agriculture AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to estab- lishing an animal abuser registry The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1 Section 1. The agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a new 2 section 353-e to read as follows: 3 § 353-e. Animal abuser registry. 1. For purposes of this section, the 4 term "animal abuser" means a person over eighteen years of age who has 5 been convicted of a felony violation of any provision of this article or 6 of the comparable statutes of another state. 7 2. Any animal abuser physically within the boundaries of this state 8 for more than ten consecutive days shall register with the county sher- 9 iff for the county in which the animal abuser is located before the end 10 of the eleventh day in the state. 11 3. Any previously registered animal abuser shall reregister with the 12 county sheriff for the county in which the animal abuser is located no 13 later than ten days after moving to a new location within the state. 14 4. When an animal abuser registers with the county sheriff, the animal 15 abuser shall provide the following registration information: 16 (a) the legal name and any other names or aliases that the animal 17 abuser is using or has used; 18 (b) the date of birth of the animal abuser; 19 (c) the social security number of the animal abuser; 20 (d) the current address or location of the animal abuser; 21 (e) the place of employment of the animal abuser; 22 (f) the animal protection offense for which the animal abuser was 23 convicted; and EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD04101-01-1A. 299 2 1 (g) the date and place of the animal protection offense conviction of 2 the animal abuser. 3 5. When an animal abuser registers with a county sheriff, the sheriff 4 shall obtain: 5 (a) a photograph of the animal abuser and a complete set of the animal 6 abuser's fingerprints; and 7 (b) a description of any tattoos, scars or other distinguishing 8 features on the animal abuser's body that would assist in identifying 9 the animal abuser. 10 6. Following an animal abuser's initial registration pursuant to the 11 provisions of this section, an animal abuser shall annually renew the 12 animal abuser's registration with the county sheriff prior to December 13 thirty-first of each subsequent calendar year for a period of fifteen 14 years. 15 7. An animal abuser who intentionally or knowingly fails to comply 16 with the registration requirements, or provides false information when 17 complying with the registration requirements set forth in this section, 18 is guilty of a class E felony. 19 8. Each county sheriff shall maintain a local registry of animal abus- 20 ers in the sheriff's jurisdiction required to register pursuant to this 21 section. 22 9. The county sheriff shall forward all registration information 23 obtained from animal abusers to the New York state division of criminal 24 justice services. 25 10. Within ten days of receiving initial registration information from 26 an animal abuser, the county sheriff shall contact every residence, 27 school, humane society, animal shelter and any other business within a 28 half mile radius of the animal abuser's residence or location and 29 provide them with the animal abuser's registration information, with the 30 exception of the animal abuser's social security number. 31 11. The New York state division of criminal justice services shall 32 maintain a central registry of animal abusers required to register 33 pursuant to the provisions of this section. The central registry of 34 animal abusers shall be made available to the public through internet 35 access, telephone access, written access and in-person access. All of 36 the information contained in an animal abuser's registration, with the 37 exception of the animal abuser's social security number, shall be made 38 available. Records of each animal abuser's registration shall be main- 39 tained for the duration of the fifteen year period in which the animal 40 abuser is required to be registered. 41 § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.