senate Bill S7290

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to community based initiatives for the purpose of trapping, neutering, vaccinating and returning feral cats to the area from which they were trapped

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May 09, 2014 referred to agriculture

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S7290 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9487
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง117-a, Ag & Mkts L

S7290 - Summary

Relates to community based initiatives for the purpose of trapping, neutering, vaccinating and returning feral cats to the area from which they were trapped.

S7290 - Sponsor Memo

S7290 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7290

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 9, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. MARCHIONE -- 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 communi-
  ty based initiatives for the purpose of trapping, neutering, vaccinat-
  ing and returning feral cats to the area from which they were trapped

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of  section  117-a  of  the  agriculture  and
markets  law,  as  amended  by section 11 of part T of chapter 59 of the
laws of 2010, is amended and a new subdivision 10 is added  to  read  as
follows:
  1. The commissioner shall submit a request for proposals from not-for-
profit  entities  as described herein for the purpose of administering a
state animal population control program. The entity chosen to administer
such program shall enter into a contract with the state for  a  term  of
five  years, which may be renewed subject to the approval of the commis-
sioner. The purpose of this program shall be to reduce the population of
unwanted and stray dogs and cats thereby reducing incidence of  euthana-
sia and potential threats to public health and safety posed by the large
population  of  these animals. This program shall seek to accomplish its
purpose by encouraging residents of New York state who are the owners of
dogs and cats OR, SUBJECT TO  THE  CONDITIONS  ESTABLISHED  PURSUANT  TO
SUBDIVISION  TEN  OF THIS SECTION, COMMUNITY-BASED INITIATIVES OPERATING
IN COORDINATION WITH AN ELIGIBLE NOT-FOR-PROFIT  ENTITY  AS  DEFINED  IN
SUBDIVISION  EIGHT OF THIS SECTION FOR THE PURPOSES OF TRAPPING, NEUTER-
ING, VACCINATING AND RELEASING FERAL CATS AS DEFINED IN SUBPARAGRAPH TWO
OF PARAGRAPH E OF SUBDIVISION SIX OF SECTION  11-0103  OF  THE  ENVIRON-
MENTAL  CONSERVATION  LAW,  to have them spayed or neutered by providing
low-cost spaying and neutering services to such owners  AND  INITIATIVES
meeting  the  criteria  enumerated in subdivision three of this section.
For purposes of this section, "low-cost" shall mean  substantially  less
than the average cost in a particular region of the state for spaying or
neutering  services,  including  any and all ancillary [changes] CHARGES
for services, including but not limited  to,  presurgical  examinations,

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

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