senate Bill S1506

Provides for humane destruction or disposition of certain animals; repealer

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  • Introduced
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 02 / Feb / 2009
    • REFERRED TO AGRICULTURE
  • 06 / Jan / 2010
    • REFERRED TO AGRICULTURE

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Bill Details

Versions:
S1506
Legislative Cycle:
2009-2010
Current Committee:
Senate Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER: S1506

TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the agriculture and markets law, in
relation to the humane destruction or disposition of certain animals;
and repealing certain provisions of such law relating thereto


PURPOSE :

To ensure that euthanization of animals is done in the most humane
manner possible.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS :

Section 1 -- Repeals subdivisions 2-a, 2-b, 2-c, 2-d, and 2-e of
Agriculture and Markets Law section 374.

Section 2 -- Updates subdivision 1 of Agriculture and Markets Law
section 374 to state who may euthanize an animal. Additionally, this
section amends subdivision 2 of Agriculture and Markets Law section
374 to update the procedures for the destruction of an animal after
the animal has not been adopted from certain facilities.

Section 3 -- Amends section 374 of the Agriculture and Markets Law to
establish the procedures for the humane euthanization of animals.

Section 4 -- Makes technical changes to Agriculture and Markets Law
section 374(8)(b) and (e).

Section 5 -- Makes technical changes to Agriculture and Markets Law
section 332.

Section 6 -- Effective date.

JUSTIFICATION :

This legislation updates the outdated portions of the Agriculture and
Markets Law governing euthanasia of animals taken in by shelters,
humane societies and SPCAs to ensure that, when it is necessary,
euthanasia is performed in the most humane manner possible. To this
end, the bill requires -- except in certain circumstances where other
methods of euthanasia would be more humane -- that euthanasia be
performed by injection of a sodium pentobarbital or sodium
pentobarbital solution by a licensed veterinarian, euthanasia
technician, or veterinary technician.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :

S.6846-A of 2007-2008

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :

None.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE :
This act shall take effect of the three hundred sixty-fifth day after
it shall have become a law.
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