senate Bill S4566

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to authorizing the seizure and confinement of animals in connection with the prevention of rabies

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A3338 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Sep 23, 2011 signed chap.510
Sep 12, 2011 delivered to governor
Jun 01, 2011 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.596
substituted for s4566
Jun 01, 2011 substituted by a3338
May 16, 2011 advanced to third reading
May 11, 2011 2nd report cal.
May 10, 2011 1st report cal.596
Apr 12, 2011 referred to health

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S4566 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3338
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง2140, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S5192, A8925A

S4566 - Summary

Relates to authorizing the seizure and confinement of animals in connection with the prevention of rabies.

S4566 - Sponsor Memo

S4566 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4566

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 12, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  FARLEY -- 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  authorizing  the
  seizure  and  confinement of animals in connection with the prevention
  of rabies

  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
added by chapter 180 of the laws of 2002, 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.  [The] 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  [for  an  animal  not
actively immunized against rabies at the time of the bite. County health
departments  may  allow  home  confinements  and observation for animals
actively immunized. Confinement and observation includes]. THE  CONFINE-
MENT  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 [both during and] at the end of the ten day period
that the animal [cannot or has not escaped and has remained] IS healthy.
  S 2.  This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after  it  shall
have become a law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02694-01-1

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