senate Bill S6244A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Exempts police work dogs from confinement and observation periods

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Jun 13, 2012 print number 6244a
amend and recommit to rules
Jun 11, 2012 reported and committed to rules
Jan 17, 2012 referred to health

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S6244 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9687A
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2140, Pub Health L

S6244 - Bill Texts

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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 NUMBER:S6244

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 exempt police dogs who bite a person in the course of
their official duty from the 10 day quarantine required under the public
health law.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
The bill would exempt police dogs that may bite an individual in the
course of their official duty from confinement.

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 part of the police department, should not be
detained for 10 days if the dog happens to bite an individual in the
course of their official duty.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New bill.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6244

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 17, 2012
                               ___________

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.  POLICE  WORK DOGS THAT MAY BITE AN INDIVIDUAL IN THE COURSE OF
THEIR OFFICIAL DUTY, SHALL NOT BE SUBJECT TO CONFINEMENT.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13854-02-2

S6244A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9687A
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2140, Pub Health L

S6244A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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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 NUMBER:S6244A

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 allow 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 part of the police
department, should not be detained for 10 days if the dog happens to
bite an individual in the course of their official duty.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New bill.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                 6244--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 17, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. CARLUCCI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Health -- reported favora-
  bly from said committee and committed to the  Committee  on  Rules  --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee

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.
                                                           LBD13854-05-2

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