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A01283 Summary:

Amd S123, Ag & Mkts L
Relates to the civil penalty for an owner of a dog which bites a person with a disability's service, guide or hearing dog.
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A01283 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2015-2016 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     January 9, 2015
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ROSENTHAL  --  read once and referred to the
          Committee on Agriculture
        AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation  to  penal-
          ties for an owner whose dog bites a person with a disability's service
          dog, guide dog or hearing dog
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Subdivision 7 of section 123 of the agriculture and markets
     2  law, as amended by chapter 526 of the laws of 2005 and such  section  as
     3  renumbered by section 18 of part T of chapter 59 of the laws of 2010, is
     4  amended to read as follows:
     5    7.  The  owner  of a dog who, through any act or omission, negligently
     6  permits his or her dog to bite a person, service dog, guide dog or hear-
     7  ing dog causing serious physical injury shall  be  subject  to  a  civil
     8  penalty  not  to exceed one thousand five hundred dollars in addition to
     9  any other applicable penalties. Any such penalty may be reduced  by  any
    10  amount  which  is  paid  as  restitution  by the owner of the dog to the
    11  person or persons, or owner or owners of the service dog, guide dog,  or
    12  hearing  dog suffering serious physical injury as compensation for unre-
    13  imbursed medical expenses, lost earnings  and  other  damages  resulting
    14  from such injury.
    15    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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