senate Bill S1993

Signed by Governor Amended

Exempts police work dogs from confinement and observation periods

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor
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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO HEALTH
  • 24 / Jan / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.5
  • 28 / Jan / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 29 / Jan / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 04 / Feb / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 04 / Feb / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 04 / Feb / 2013
    • REFERRED TO HEALTH
  • 01 / May / 2013
    • RECALLED FROM ASSEMBLY
  • 01 / May / 2013
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 01 / May / 2013
    • VOTE RECONSIDERED - RESTORED TO THIRD READING
  • 01 / May / 2013
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING 1993A
  • 08 / May / 2013
    • REPASSED SENATE
  • 08 / May / 2013
    • RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 08 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CODES
  • 20 / May / 2013
    • SUBSTITUTED FOR A1287A
  • 20 / May / 2013
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.297
  • 20 / May / 2013
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 20 / May / 2013
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 19 / Jul / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • 24 / Jul / 2013
    • SIGNED CHAP.163

Summary

Exempts certain police work dogs, that may bite an individual in the course of their official duty, from confinement and observation periods.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S1993
S1993A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง2140, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S6244A

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S1993

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to
exempting police dogs from confinement and observation

PURPOSE: The bill would all the police department to seek a waiver of
confinement if a police work dog happens to bite an individual while in
the course of their official duty.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1. If a police work dog bites an individual in the course of
their official duty the police department may apply for a waiver of
confinement from the local department of health. In order to obtain a
waiver the department must provide an updated rabies vaccination record.

EXISTING LAW: Current law requires animals who may have exposed an
individual to rabies must be confined for a 10 day observation period.

JUSTIFICATION: Police dogs, as part of their official duty, may have to
subdue fleeing suspects and in this process may potentially bite an
individual. Police dogs, who are a vital cart of the police department,
should not be detained for 10 days if the dog happens to bite an indi-
vidual in the course of their official duty.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2012- S.6244-A - Reported to Rules

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Needs to be determined

EFFECTIVE DATE: Effective Immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1993

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. CARLUCCI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to  exempting  police
  dogs from confinement and observation

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subdivision 7 of section 2140 of the public health law,  as
amended  by  chapter  510  of  the  laws  of 2011, is amended to read as
follows:
  7. "Confinement and observation" refers to the conditions under  which
apparently  healthy dogs, cats, domesticated ferrets, and domestic live-
stock, which are not exhibiting symptoms of rabies, must  be  maintained
to  determine  rabies status if such an animal has potentially exposed a
person to rabies, and the owner wishes to avoid euthanizing and  testing
the  animal.  If  the  county  health  authority  does  not approve home
confinement, the ten day confinement and observation  period  must  take
place,  at owner's expense, at an appropriate facility such as an animal
shelter, veterinarian's office, kennel or  farm.  The  confinement  must
include  (i)  provisions  to  prevent  escape  of  the animal during the
confinement period and (ii)  requirements  that  the  owner  notify  the
public health authority immediately if the animal becomes ill at anytime
during confinement, and (iii) verification by the county health authori-
ty or their designee at the end of the ten day period that the animal is
healthy. IF A POLICE WORK DOG BITES AN INDIVIDUAL IN THE COURSE OF THEIR
OFFICIAL DUTY THE POLICE DEPARTMENT MAY APPLY FOR A WAIVER FROM CONFINE-
MENT  FROM  THE  LOCAL DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH. IN ORDER TO OBTAIN A WAIVER
THE POLICE DEPARTMENT SHALL PROVIDE THE LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT WITH  AN
UPDATED RABIES VACCINATION RECORD.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00483-01-3

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