|SAME AS||SAME AS A08443|
|COSPNSR||ADDABBO, CARLUCCI, GOLDEN, GRISANTI, LANZA, LAVALLE, MARCHIONE, MARTINS, MAZIARZ, NOZZOLIO, SAVINO, STAVISKY|
|Add S352, Ag & Mkts L|
|Requires each violator of "Buster's Law" to register his or her name and address with the division of criminal justice services.|
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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2305--A 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 15, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sens. BALL, ADDABBO, GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Agricul- ture -- reported favorably from said committee and committed to the Committee on Finance -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to estab- lishing a public registry for 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. The agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a new 2 section 352 to read as follows: 3 § 352. Public animal cruelty register. 1. Any person who is convicted 4 of a violation of section three hundred fifty-one or three hundred 5 fifty-three-a of this article shall register with the division of crimi- 6 nal justice services. Such registration shall be made in a manner and 7 form to be determined by the division of criminal justice services, and 8 shall include, at a minimum, the name and address of such registrant. 9 The division of criminal justice services shall maintain registration 10 information received pursuant to this section in a registry. Such regis- 11 try shall be in print and in electronic form and shall be available to 12 the public as well as all law enforcement entities, district attorneys, 13 duly incorporated humane societies, societies for the prevention of 14 cruelty to animals, dog or cat protective associations, animal control 15 officers, breeders of animals, animal rescues and pet stores doing busi- 16 ness in this state. Any person required to register pursuant to this 17 section shall register annually, or each time such person moves to a new 18 address and shall continue to register until such person receives a 19 court order ordering such registration to cease. No such order shall be 20 issued until such person first demonstrates to the court that he or she 21 has undergone psychiatric or psychological testing, the results of which EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD05780-02-3S. 2305--A 2 1 indicate by clear and convincing evidence his or her capable and sound 2 mental capacity and ability to own and properly care for an animal in a 3 humane manner. Any person required to register pursuant to this section 4 shall not own a companion animal or have employment at an animal shel- 5 ter, pound, pet store, zoo or other business establishment where compan- 6 ion animals are present. Any person who is convicted of a violation of 7 section three hundred fifty-one or three hundred fifty-three-a of this 8 article shall, in addition to any other penalty or term of imprisonment 9 authorized by law, be subject to a mandatory annual surcharge of fifty 10 dollars which shall be used to pay for costs and expenses associated 11 with establishing and maintaining the registry required by this section. 12 2. The provisions of this section shall apply to all municipalities, 13 including cities having a population of one million or more, and shall 14 supersede any local law, rule, regulation, code or ordinance regulating 15 the establishment, implementation and enforcement of an animal cruelty 16 or abuser registry. 17 § 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall 18 have become a law.