senate Bill S6418A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the penalties for the confinement of companion animals in vehicles at times of extreme temperature

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 18, 2014 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 28, 2014 amended on third reading 6418a
May 12, 2014 advanced to third reading
May 07, 2014 2nd report cal.
May 06, 2014 1st report cal.504
Jan 22, 2014 referred to agriculture

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S6418 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8563A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §353-d, Ag & Mkts L

S6418 - Summary

Relates to the penalties for the confinement of companion animals in vehicles at times of extreme temperature.

S6418 - Sponsor Memo

S6418 - Bill Text download pdf

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

    S. 6418                                                  A. 8563

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                            January 22, 2014
                               ___________

IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Agriculture

IN  ASSEMBLY  -- Introduced by M. of A. THIELE -- read once and referred
  to the Committee on Agriculture

AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets  law,  in  relation  to  the
  penalties  for  the  confinement  of  companion animals in vehicles at
  times of extreme temperature

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

  Section  1. Section 353-d of the agriculture and markets law, as added
by chapter 586 of the laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows:
  S 353-d. Confinement of companion animals in vehicles: extreme temper-
atures. 1. A person shall not confine a  companion  animal  in  a  motor
vehicle  in  extreme  heat  or  cold without proper ventilation or other
protection from such extreme temperatures where such confinement  [plac-
es]  MAY PLACE the companion animal in imminent danger of death or seri-
ous physical injury due to exposure to such extreme heat or cold.
  2. Where the operator of such a vehicle cannot be promptly located,  a
police  officer, peace officer, or peace officer acting as an agent of a
duly incorporated humane society may take necessary steps to remove  the
animal or animals from the vehicle.
  3.  Police officers, peace officers or peace officers acting as agents
of a duly incorporated humane society removing an animal or animals from
a vehicle pursuant to this section shall place a written notice on or in
the vehicle, bearing the name of the officer or agent, and  the  depart-
ment or agency and address where the animal or animals will be taken.
  4.  An  animal  or  animals  removed  from  a vehicle pursuant to this
section shall, after  receipt  of  any  necessary  emergency  veterinary
treatment, be delivered to the duly incorporated humane society or soci-
ety for the prevention of cruelty to animals, or designated agent there-
of, in the jurisdiction where the animal or animals were seized.
  5.  Any  person who [knowingly] violates the provisions of subdivision
one of this section shall be guilty of a violation, punishable by a fine

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

S6418A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8563A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §353-d, Ag & Mkts L

S6418A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the penalties for the confinement of companion animals in vehicles at times of extreme temperature.

S6418A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6418A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

    S. 6418--A                                            A. 8563--A
    Cal. No. 504

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                            January 22, 2014
                               ___________

IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed,  and  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Agriculture
  -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to first and second
  report, ordered to a third reading,  amended  and  ordered  reprinted,
  retaining its place in the order of third reading

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. THIELE, ROSENTHAL, BROOK-KRASNY --
  read  once  and  referred to the Committee on Agriculture -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets  law,  in  relation  to  the
  penalties  for  the  confinement  of  companion animals in vehicles at
  times of extreme temperature

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

  Section  1. Section 353-d of the agriculture and markets law, as added
by chapter 586 of the laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows:
  S 353-d. Confinement of companion animals in vehicles: extreme temper-
atures. 1. A person shall not confine a  companion  animal  in  a  motor
vehicle  in  extreme  heat  or  cold without proper ventilation or other
protection from such extreme temperatures where such confinement  [plac-
es]  MAY PLACE the companion animal in imminent danger of death or seri-
ous physical injury due to exposure to such extreme heat or cold.
  2. Where the operator of such a vehicle cannot be promptly located,  a
police  officer, peace officer, or peace officer acting as an agent of a
duly incorporated humane society may take necessary steps to remove  the
animal or animals from the vehicle.
  3.  Police officers, peace officers or peace officers acting as agents
of a duly incorporated humane society removing an animal or animals from
a vehicle pursuant to this section shall place a written notice on or in
the vehicle, bearing the name of the officer or agent, and  the  depart-
ment or agency and address where the animal or animals will be taken.
  4.  An  animal  or  animals  removed  from  a vehicle pursuant to this
section shall, after  receipt  of  any  necessary  emergency  veterinary

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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