S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2011-2012 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
July 25, 2011
Introduced by Sen. AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules -- recommitted to
the Committee on Cities in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --
committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
recommitted to said committee
AN ACT to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in
relation to the removal of raccoons
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The administrative code of the city of New York is amended
by adding a new section 17-198 to read as follows:
S 17-198 RACCOON REMOVAL. A. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL ENSURE THE PROMPT
REMOVAL OF ANY RACCOON FROM ANY OUTDOOR PUBLIC OR PRIVATE PROPERTY UPON
RECEIVING NOTICE FROM A MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC THAT A RACCOON OR RACCOONS
HAVE CREATED A NUISANCE AT SUCH PROPERTY.
B. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL COORDINATE THE HUMANE RELEASE OF RACCOONS WITH
THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION, PROVIDED THAT THE DEPARTMENT
DEEMS THE RELEASE POSES NO THREAT TO PUBLIC HEALTH OR SAFETY, IN ACCORD-
ANCE WITH THE RULES OF THE DEPARTMENT.
C. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL PROMULGATE SUCH RULES AS MAY BE NECESSARY TO
IMPLEMENT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION.
S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.