senate Bill S1993A

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Exempts police work dogs from confinement and observation periods

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  • In Committee
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 24, 2013 signed chap.163
Jul 19, 2013 delivered to governor
May 20, 2013 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.297
substituted for a1287a
May 08, 2013 referred to codes
returned to assembly
repassed senate
May 01, 2013 amended on third reading 1993a
vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
May 01, 2013 returned to senate
recalled from assembly
Feb 04, 2013 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 29, 2013 advanced to third reading
Jan 28, 2013 2nd report cal.
Jan 24, 2013 1st report cal.5
Jan 09, 2013 referred to health

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Jan 24, 2013 - Health committee Vote

S1993
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committee
15
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Bill Amendments

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S1993 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1287A
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2140, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S6244A, A9687A

S1993 - 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:S1993

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 all 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 cart of the police department,
should not be detained for 10 days if the dog happens to bite an indi-
vidual in the course of their official duty.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2012- S.6244-A - Reported to Rules

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1993

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

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. 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.
                                                           LBD00483-01-3

S1993A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1287A
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2140, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S6244A, A9687A

S1993A (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:S1993A

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 a 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 states that, 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. As part of
such application for a waiver, the police department shall provide the
local health department with records of such dog's past vaccination
for rabies and proof that such dog's rabies vaccinations are
up-to-date.

Section 2 provides the effective date.

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:

2012- S.6244-A - Reported to Rules

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                 1993--A
    Cal. No. 5

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

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, ordered to first and second  report,  ordered
  to  a  third  reading, passed by Senate and delivered to the Assembly,
  recalled, vote reconsidered, restored to third  reading,  amended  and
  ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading

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  SUCH
DOG'S  OFFICIAL  DUTY  THE POLICE DEPARTMENT MAY APPLY FOR A WAIVER FROM
CONFINEMENT FROM THE LOCAL DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH.  AS PART OF SUCH APPLI-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00483-03-3

S. 1993--A                          2

CATION FOR A WAIVER, THE  POLICE  DEPARTMENT  SHALL  PROVIDE  THE  LOCAL
HEALTH DEPARTMENT WITH RECORDS OF SUCH DOG'S PAST VACCINATION FOR RABIES
AND PROOF THAT SUCH DOG'S RABIES VACCINATIONS ARE UP-TO-DATE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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