|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to agriculture|
|Jan 05, 2011||referred to agriculture|
senate Bill S782
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S782 - Details
S782 - Summary
Allows livestock owners to purchase and possess rabies vaccine and to vaccinate their livestock against rabies during emergency rabies outbreak situations as determined by the commissioner of health; provides for the expiration and repeal of such provisions after two years; defines livestock for the purpose of this section.
S782 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S782 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to the administration of rabies vaccine to livestock and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To provide that any livestock owner may directly purchase killed rabies vaccine for the sole purpose of vaccinating livestock owned by him. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill adds a new section 89-a, allowing a livestock owner livestock owners to purchase killed rabies vaccine and administer the rabies vaccine to their livestock, provides that livestock vaccinated in this manner will not be considered vaccinated by any government entity; defines "livestock" for this purpose of this section. JUSTIFICATION: Livestock owners in counties with a severe rabies outbreak want the security of having their livestock vaccinated against rabies. However, because New York State limits the purchase and administration of rabies vaccine to veterinarians only, the cost
S782 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 782 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sen. YOUNG -- 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 administration of rabies vaccine to livestock and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof 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 89-a to read as follows: S 89-A. ADMINISTRATION OF RABIES VACCINE. (1) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER SECTION OF LAW, ANY LIVESTOCK OWNER MAY DIRECTLY PURCHASE KILLED RABIES VACCINE FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF VACCINATING LIVESTOCK OWNED BY SUCH LIVESTOCK OWNER. LIVESTOCK VACCINATED IN SUCH A MANNER WITHOUT THE DIRECT OR SUPERVISORY PARTICIPATION OF A VETERINARIAN WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED AS VACCINATED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS, OR ANY OTHER DEPARTMENT, AGENCY, OR AGENT OF THE STATE FOR THE PURPOSES OF MATTERS INVOLVING STATE ACTION OR POLICY TOWARDS LIVESTOCK, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, QUARANTINE IN THE CASE OF A RABIES OUTBREAK OR LOCAL RABIES EMERGENCY, AND ELIGIBILITY FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE NEW YORK STATE FAIR OR ANY COUNTY OR LOCAL FAIR RUN BY ANY POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK. LIVESTOCK VACCI- NATED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR INDEMNIFICATION FOR RABIES AS PROVIDED FOR IN ARTICLE SIX-A OF THIS CHAPTER IF IT IS DETERMINED THAT SUCH VACCINATIONS, CONDUCTED WITHOUT THE DIRECT OR SUPERVISORY PARTICIPATION OF A VETERINARIAN, CONTRIBUTED TO THE DAMAGES TO THE ANIMAL. (2) FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM "LIVESTOCK" SHALL MEAN CATTLE AND HORSES AND ANY SPECIES OF LIVESTOCK THAT ARE INDICATED ON THE VACCINE LABEL OR PACKAGE INSERT. THE TERM "LIVESTOCK" SHALL NOT MEAN DOGS AND CATS. ALL KILLED RABIES VACCINES MUST BE ADMINISTERED IN EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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