SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- New York State Assemblywoman Amy Paulin (D-88) announced in a press release that two of the bills she authored were signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
The first one, A5113A, authorizes a district attorney to file a petition seeking reasonable costs for the caring of seized animals from individuals convicted of certain animal cruelty and animal-fighting offenses.
“These people have abused these animals and that is horrible in and of itself,” Paulin said in the release. “They should be punished to the greatest extent of the law because of what they have done. In addition, they need to be financially responsible and must shoulder the burden monetarily to provide the resources that will allow these poor animals to be nursed back to health.”
The second, A2116C, requires the Department of Health to post inspection results of public food service establishments on its website for the most recent three years.
“The public has a right to know how a food service establishment has been graded and have easy access to the grades,” Paulin said in a statement. “You should be able to see the kind of care these eateries are taking in preparing your food and whether or not you’re eating in a restaurant that has been graded poorly by the department of health.”
Palin represents Scarsdale, Eastchester, Tuckahoe, Bronxville, Pelham, Pelham Manor, and parts of New Rochelle and White Plains