|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 09, 2014||referred to agriculture|
senate Bill S7290
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Agriculture Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S7290 (ACTIVE) - Details
S7290 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S7290 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to community based initiatives for the purpose of trapping, neutering, vaccinating and returning feral cats to the area from which they were trapped PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would authorize up to twenty percent of the animal population control program fund balance to be utilized for grants, to eligible entities working in coordination with community based initiatives, for the purpose of trapping, neutering, vaccinating and returning feral cats to the area from which they were trapped. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends subdivision 1 of section 117a of the agricultural and markets law, as amended by section 11 of part T of chapter 59 of the laws of 2010, by adding a new subdivision 10 which would authorize twenty percent of the Animal Population Control Program fund balance annually for grants to eligible entities, in coordination with community-based initiatives, for the purpose of trapping, neutering, vaccinating and returning, to the area from which they were trapped, feral cats as defined by the environmental conservation law.
S7290 (ACTIVE) - 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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