Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||
referred to cities
|Jan 09, 2013||
referred to cities
Senate Bill S453
2013-2014 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Cities Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2013-S453 (ACTIVE) - Details
2013-S453 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Relates to removal of raccoons in New York city; requires the New York city department of health and mental hygiene to remove any raccoon upon receiving notice from a member of the public that such a raccoon has created a nuisance on outdoor public or private property and to effectuate humane release thereof.
2013-S453 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S453 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the removal of raccoons PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The legislation will require the New York City Department of Health to respond to requests for removal of raccoons upon outdoor public or private property. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill amends the administrative code of the city of New York by adding a new section 17-198 that will require the Department of Health to ensure the prompt removal of any raccoon from any outdoor public or private property upon receiving a request for such removal from a member of the public. Section 2 provides for this act to take effect immediately. JUSTIFICATION: Raccoons have become an increasing menace to residents of the city of New York and their numbers continue to rise. These animals are very industrious when it comes to foraging For food and create a health hazard as a result of breaking into locked as well as unlocked
2013-S453 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 453 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Cities AN ACT to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the removal of raccoons THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 17-198 to read as follows: S 17-198 RACCOON REMOVAL. A. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL ENSURE THE PROMPT REMOVAL OF ANY RACCOON FROM ANY OUTDOOR PUBLIC OR PRIVATE PROPERTY UPON RECEIVING NOTICE FROM A MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC THAT A RACCOON OR RACCOONS HAVE CREATED A NUISANCE AT SUCH PROPERTY. B. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL COORDINATE THE HUMANE RELEASE OF RACCOONS WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION, PROVIDED THAT THE DEPARTMENT DEEMS THE RELEASE POSES NO THREAT TO PUBLIC HEALTH OR SAFETY, IN ACCORD- ANCE WITH THE RULES OF THE DEPARTMENT. C. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL PROMULGATE SUCH RULES AS MAY BE NECESSARY TO IMPLEMENT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD03375-01-3
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