Tuesday, November 24, 2009

New York Law Puts Some Children Back in Booster Seats

The Post-Standard (Syracuse New York):
Just in time for Thanksgiving travels, a change in a state law will require all children under 8 years old to sit in a child safety seat or booster seat.

Under the current law, children were required to be in a child seat or booster seat until their 7th birthday. The new law takes effect Tuesday (November 24).

Parents can be fined anywhere between $25 and $100 and receive three points on their license for not following the law.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Town of Romulus Now Regulates Puppy Mills

Finger Lakes Times:
ROMULUS — The Town Board has banned so-called puppy mills.

Meeting Nov. 18, members voted unanimously to permanently regulate “inhumane’’ facilities whose purpose is to breed puppies for sale.

The law follows a nearly two-year moratorium on puppy mills.

It requires pet breeders to provide humane housing for dogs and cats and ensure that such animals are treated properly. It provides for periodic inspections and penalties for cruel treatment.

The law was drafted by the town Planning Board, headed by Barry Roach, and attorney Steven Getman.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

New DWI Penalties Proposed

Gannett News reports:

The state Legislature is expected to pass legislation that would toughen drunken-driving laws, making it a felony for driving while impaired with a child as a passenger.

The measure would also require people convicted of a DWI in New York, and every person convicted of a DWI-related crime, to have an ignition interlock installed as a condition of their sentence.