senate Bill S3911A

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to the release of animals from a pound or shelter

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 22, 2011 signed chap.83
Jun 10, 2011 delivered to governor
Jun 01, 2011 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.349
substituted for s3911a
Jun 01, 2011 substituted by a6373a
May 02, 2011 advanced to third reading
amended 3911a
Apr 13, 2011 2nd report cal.
Apr 12, 2011 1st report cal.349
Mar 09, 2011 referred to agriculture

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S3911 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6373A
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§117 & 374, Ag & Mkts L

S3911 - Bill Texts

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Relates to the release of animals from a pound or shelter; makes a technical correction to include the release of certain animals from shelters; provides that after the time for redemption has expired, release may be made to another such pound, duly incorporated society for the prevention of cruelty to animals, duly incorporated humane society or duly incorporated animal protective association.

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BILL NUMBER:S3911

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to the release of
animals from a pound or shelter

PURPOSE:
To allow the release of animals to other entities in addition to
adoptees or owners to increase chances for adoption. This bill is a
technical correction to Chapter 419 of the Laws of 2010, in which
"shelter" was inadvertently excluded from the chapter language.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
This bill amends subdivision 7-a of section 117 of the agriculture and
markets law, as amended by Chapter 419 of the Laws of 2010, to
provide that a pound, shelter, society for the prevention of cruelty
of animals, humane society, dog protective association, dog control
officer, peace officer or any agent thereof may release a dog or cat
to another pound, shelter, society for the prevention of cruelty of
animals, duly incorporated humane society or duly incorporated animal
protective association if such action is reasonably likely to create
an opportunity for the adoption of such dog or cat within a
reasonable period of time.

EXISTING LAW:
Chapter 419 of the Laws of 2010 amended the law to enable pounds to
transfer animals to any of the above-named entities/persons, to
enhance an animal's chance for adoption. Unfortunately, the words
"animal shelters" were inadvertently excluded from this amendment.

JUSTIFICATION:
This legislation will ensure that whenever there are areas of the
state which experience increased demand for dogs or cats and the
supply of such animals is readily abundant in other areas of the
state, other animal shelter-type entities may transport such animals
to another shelter and release the animals to that shelter for the
purpose of facilitating adoption. Animal shelters were inadvertently
excluded from the 2010 amendments, this bill amends that law to
rightfully grant shelters the same authority as pounds and other
entities named in the bill.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2010: Chapter 419 of the Laws of 2010
2007-2008: A.519 Referred to Agriculture
2005-2006: A.3990 Referred to Agriculture
2003-2004: A.374 Referred to Agriculture
2001-2002: Referred to Agriculture and Markers

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.


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

                                  3911

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 9, 2011
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets  law,  in  relation  to  the
  release of animals from a pound or shelter

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 7-a of  section  117  of  the  agriculture  and
markets  law,  as  amended  by  chapter 419 of the laws of 2010 and such
section as renumbered by section 12 of part T of chapter 59 of the  laws
of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
  7-a.  Any  animal  in  the custody of a pound OR SHELTER shall be made
available for adoption or euthanized subject to subdivisions six,  eight
and  nine of this section and subject to the provisions of section three
hundred seventy-four of this chapter after the time for  redemption  has
expired;  provided,  however,  that  such release may be made to another
such pound, duly incorporated society for the prevention of  cruelty  to
animals,  duly  incorporated  humane society or duly incorporated animal
protective association for the sole purpose of placing such animal in an
adoptive home, when such action is reasonably believed  to  improve  the
opportunity for adoption.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09872-01-1

S3911A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6373A
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§117 & 374, Ag & Mkts L

S3911A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Relates to the release of animals from a pound or shelter; makes a technical correction to include the release of certain animals from shelters; provides that after the time for redemption has expired, release may be made to another such pound, duly incorporated society for the prevention of cruelty to animals, duly incorporated humane society or duly incorporated animal protective association.

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BILL NUMBER:S3911A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to the release of
animals from a pound or shelter

PURPOSE:
To allow the release of animals to other entities in addition to
adoptees or owners to increase chances for adoption. This bill is a
technical correction to Chapter 419 of the Laws of 2010, in which
"shelter" was inadvertently excluded from the chapter language.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
This bill amends subdivision 7-a of section 117 of the agriculture
and markets law, as amended by Chapter 419 of the Laws of 2010 and
subdivisions 5 and 6 of section 374 of the agriculture and markets
law, subdivision 5 as added and subdivision 6 as renumbered by
chapter 479 of the laws of 2009 and subdivision 6 as amended by
chapter 674 of the laws of 1980 to provide that a pound, shelter,
society for the prevention of cruelty of animals, humane society, dog
protective association, dog control officer, peace officer or any
agent thereof may release a dog or cat to another pound, shelter,
society for the prevention of cruelty of animals, duly incorporated
humane society or duly incorporated animal protective association if
such action is reasonably likely to create an opportunity for the
adoption of such dog or cat within a reasonable period of time.

EXISTING LAW:
Chapter 419 of the Laws of 2010 amended the law to enable pounds to
transfer animals to any of the above-named entities/persons, to
enhance an animal's chance for adoption. Unfortunately, the words
"animal shelters" were inadvertently excluded from this amendment.

JUSTIFICATION:
This legislation will ensure that whenever there are areas of the
state which experience increased demand for dogs or cats and the
supply of such animals is readily abundant in other areas of the
state, other animal shelter-type entities may transport such animals
to another shelter and release the animals to that shelter for the
purpose of facilitating adoption. Animal shelters were inadvertently
excluded from the 2010 amendments, this bill amends that law to
rightfully grant shelters the same authority as pounds and other
entities named in the bill.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2010: Chapter 419 of the Laws of 2010
2007-2008: A.519 Referred to Agriculture
2005-2006: A.3990 Referred to Agriculture
2003-2004: A.374 Referred to Agriculture
2001-2002: Referred to Agriculture and Markets

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None

EFFECTIVE DATE:


Immediately.

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

                                 3911--A
    Cal. No. 349

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 9, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  OPPENHEIMER -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Agriculture  --
  reported  favorably  from  said committee, ordered to first and second
  report, amended on second report, ordered to a third reading,  and  to
  be  reprinted  as  amended,  retaining its place in the order of third
  reading

AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets  law,  in  relation  to  the
  release of animals from a pound or shelter

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 7-a of  section  117  of  the  agriculture  and
markets  law,  as  amended  by  chapter 419 of the laws of 2010 and such
section as renumbered by section 12 of part T of chapter 59 of the  laws
of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
  7-a.  Any  animal  in  the custody of a pound OR SHELTER shall be made
available for adoption or euthanized subject to subdivisions six,  eight
and  nine of this section and subject to the provisions of section three
hundred seventy-four of this chapter after the time for  redemption  has
expired;  provided,  however,  that  such release may be made to another
such pound, duly incorporated society for the prevention of  cruelty  to
animals,  duly  incorporated  humane society or duly incorporated animal
protective association for the sole purpose of placing such animal in an
adoptive home, when such action is reasonably believed  to  improve  the
opportunity for adoption.
  S  2.  Subdivisions  5  and  6  of  section 374 of the agriculture and
markets law, subdivision 5 as added and subdivision 6 as  renumbered  by
chapter  479 of the laws of 2009 and subdivision 6 as amended by chapter
674 of the laws of 1980, are amended to read as follows:
  5. No person shall release any dog or cat from the custody or  control
of any pound, shelter, society for the prevention of cruelty to animals,
humane  society,  dog protective association, dog control officer, peace

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09872-03-1

S. 3911--A                          2

officer or any agent thereof, for any purpose except adoption or redemp-
tion by its owner, PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT AFTER THE TIME FOR REDEMPTION
HAS EXPIRED, RELEASE MAY BE MADE TO ANOTHER SUCH  POUND,  DULY  INCORPO-
RATED  SOCIETY  FOR  THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS, DULY INCORPO-
RATED HUMANE SOCIETY OR DULY INCORPORATED ANIMAL PROTECTIVE  ASSOCIATION
FOR  THE  SOLE  PURPOSE  OF PLACING SUCH ANIMAL IN AN ADOPTIVE HOME WHEN
SUCH ACTION IS  REASONABLY  BELIEVED  TO  IMPROVE  THE  OPPORTUNITY  FOR
ADOPTION.  Notwithstanding  the  penalties  set  forth in paragraph b of
subdivision three of this section and paragraph b of subdivision four of
this section, any violation of this subdivision, subdivision two,  three
or  four  of  this  section, shall constitute a misdemeanor and shall be
punishable by imprisonment for not more than one year, or by a  fine  of
not more than one thousand dollars, or by both.
  6.  In  lieu of such destruction [or], redemption OR OTHER DISPOSITION
PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION, such POUND, SHELTER, OR  society  may  in  its
discretion  lawfully  and  without  liability  deliver  such  animal for
adoption to an individual other  than  the  owner  after  the  time  for
redemption has expired.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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