senate Bill S782

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Allows livestock owners to directly purchase killed rabies vaccine for the purpose of vaccinating livestock owned by such livestock owner

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to agriculture
Jan 05, 2011 referred to agriculture

S782 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1383
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง89-a, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A2165, S2433

S782 - Bill Texts

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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.

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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
of vaccinating and entire herd is prohibitive.

Several states (including neighboring Pennsylvania and Vermont) allow
farmers to purchase rabies vaccine which they administer to their own
livestock.

This bill would provide livestock owners with the ability to purchase
the vaccine and administer it to their own livestock.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2009/10: S.2433/A.2165 Referred to Agriculture
2007/08: S.2425-A/A.1335-A Reported to Rules/Passed Assembly
2005/06: S.2538/A.919 Referred to Agriculture/Passed Assembly
2003/04: S.186/A/1822 Referred to Rules
2001/02: S.534/A.2687 Referred to Rules
1999/00: S.2160/A.2864 Referred to Rules/Passed Assembly
1997/98: S.3904/A.3575 Referred to Rules/Passed Assembly
1995/96: S.4044/A.2174 Referred to Agriculture

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately but sunsets two years after effective date.

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                    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.
                                                           LBD00509-01-1

S. 782                              2

ACCORDANCE WITH THE SPECIFICATIONS  OF  THE  PRODUCT  LABEL  OR  PACKAGE
INSERT.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be
deemed repealed 2 years after such effective date.

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