|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 12, 2012||committee discharged and committed to rules|
|Feb 21, 2012||notice of committee consideration - requested|
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to agriculture|
|Jan 05, 2011||referred to agriculture|
senate Bill S427
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S427 - Details
S427 - Summary
Prohibits any person from transporting, holding, buying, selling, giving, receiving or marketing a nonambulatory animal unless such animal is first humanely euthanized without undue delay from the time that such animal becomes nonambulatory; makes certain exceptions; provides violation provisions; and defines relevant terms.
S427 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S427 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to nonambulatory animals PURPOSE OF BILL: This bill provides for the humane treatment of nonambulatory domestic animals with respect to transport, veterinary care, and euthanasia. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 of this bill amends the Agriculture and Markets Law by adding a new § 357-a to provide that no individual shall buy, sell, give, transfer or transport a nonambulatory animal unless proper veterinary treatment has been administered. A nonambulatory animal is defined as any domestic animal that is raised for commercial or subsistence purposes and that is unable to stand and walk without assistance. However, a nonambulatory animal may be temporarily held or humanely transported, where the animal becomes nonambulatory on the property
S427 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 427 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sens. KRUEGER, ADAMS, ADDABBO, DUANE, STAVISKY -- 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 nonambu- latory animals THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a new section 357-a to read as follows: S 357-A. NONAMBULATORY ANIMALS. 1. DEFINITIONS. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS: (A) "PERSON" MEANS ANY INDIVIDUAL, CORPORATION, PARTNERSHIP, ASSOCI- ATION, MUNICIPALITY, OR OTHER LEGAL ENTITY; (B) "NONAMBULATORY ANIMAL" MEANS ANY DOMESTIC SHEEP, CATTLE OR SWINE THAT IS RAISED FOR COMMERCIAL OR SUBSISTENCE PURPOSES AND THAT IS UNABLE TO STAND AND WALK WITHOUT ASSISTANCE; (C) "HUMANELY EUTHANIZE" MEANS TO KILL AN ANIMAL BY A SINGLE BLOW OF A PENETRATING CAPTIVE BOLT OR GUN SHOT, OR BY CHEMICAL MEANS THAT IMME- DIATELY RENDERS THE ANIMAL UNCONSCIOUS, WITH COMPLETE UNCONSCIOUSNESS REMAINING UNTIL DEATH; (D) "UNDUE DELAY" MEANS ANY DELAY BEYOND THAT WHICH IS REASONABLY NECESSARY TO CARRY OUT PROMPT, HUMANE EUTHANASIA OR TO ADMINISTER PROMPT, APPROPRIATE AND NECESSARY VETERINARY TREATMENT, OR TO CARRY OUT PROMPT, HUMANE HANDLING AND TRANSPORT OF THE NONAMBULATORY ANIMAL PURSU- ANT TO THIS SUBDIVISION AND SUBDIVISION THREE OF THIS SECTION; (E) "HUMANE HANDLING" MEANS THAT A NONAMBULATORY ANIMAL SHALL ONLY BE MOVED WITH A SLING, STONEBOAT, OR ON OTHER SLED-LIKE OR WHEELED CONVEY- ANCES. IN NO EVENT SHALL A NONAMBULATORY ANIMAL BE DRAGGED, PUSHED WITH A TRACTOR, FORKLIFT, OR OTHER EQUIPMENT, LIFTED, UNLESS WITH FULL BODY SUPPORT, OR OTHERWISE MOVED INHUMANELY. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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