NY Lawmakers Push To Pass Kirby And Quigley's Law

Jun 7, 2016

NYS Assemblyman Jim Tedisco pictured with Capital Region Meteorologist Steve Caporizzo
Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Tuesday marked the Sixth Annual New York State Animal Advocacy Day at the capitol.

As the legislative session winds down, there's a push for passage of "Kirby and Quigley's Law," named for two Montgomery County dogs that were shot and killed during a February house burglary.

The measure, sponsored by Capital Region Republican Assemblyman Jim Tedisco and state Senators Phil Boyle and Sue Serino, passed the Senate but stalled in the Assembly.

Animal advocate Steve Caporizzo is a local TV meteorologist:

"What can we do? Stress education. Talk to people. The more people we talk to, I think, the more support we can get."

Supporters also want a statewide registry for convicted animal abusers.