senate Bill S2389

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the euthanasia of horses

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Jan 17, 2013 referred to agriculture

S2389 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง374, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3820
2009-2010: S7548

S2389 - Summary

Relates to the euthanasia of horses.

S2389 - Sponsor Memo

S2389 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2389

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 17, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ADAMS  -- 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
  euthanasia of horses

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 374 of the agriculture and markets law  is  amended
by adding a new subdivision 4-a to read as follows:
  4-A.  A.  EXCEPT  AS  PROVIDED  IN PARAGRAPH B OF THIS SUBDIVISION, NO
STATE AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OR ANY POLITICAL SUBDIVISION THEREOF WHICH OWNS
A HORSE SHALL INDEPENDENTLY EUTHANIZE SUCH HORSE UNLESS SUCH STATE AGEN-
CY, DEPARTMENT OR POLITICAL SUBDIVISION THEREOF HAS FIRST MADE A REASON-
ABLE ATTEMPT TO DONATE SUCH  HORSE  TO  A  NOT-FOR-PROFIT  ORGANIZATION,
WHERE  SUCH  NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATION AGREES TO PROVIDE FOR THE FEED-
ING, CARE AND MAINTENANCE  OF  SUCH  HORSE.  UPON  SATISFACTION  OF  THE
PROVISIONS OF THIS PARAGRAPH, SUCH STATE AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OR POLITICAL
SUBDIVISION  THEREOF WHICH OWNS A HORSE MAY INDEPENDENTLY EUTHANIZE SUCH
HORSE, PROVIDED THAT SUCH HORSE IS EUTHANIZED BY A CERTIFIED  EUTHANASIA
TECHNICIAN,  A  LICENSED VETERINARIAN OR A LICENSED VETERINARIAN TECHNI-
CIAN IN A MANNER CONSISTENT WITH THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION THREE  OF
THIS SECTION.
  B.  NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF PARAGRAPH A OF THIS SUBDIVISION,
A STATE AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OR POLITICAL SUBDIVISION THEREOF WHICH OWNS A
HORSE MAY EUTHANIZE SUCH HORSE BY GUNSHOT AS AN EMERGENCY MEASURE FOR AN
ANIMAL THAT IS POSING AN IMMINENT THREAT OF SERIOUS PHYSICAL INJURY TO A
PERSON OR TO ANOTHER ANIMAL AND WHERE THE USE OF THE METHOD OF  EUTHANA-
SIA  SET FORTH IN SUBDIVISION THREE OF THIS SECTION IS RENDERED IMPOSSI-
BLE OR WHERE A SEVERELY INJURED HORSE IS SUFFERING AND CANNOT  OTHERWISE
BE AIDED.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall
have become a law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06043-01-3

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