senate Bill S7533

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes domestic companion animals be permitted to board any public transportation or public transportation service in the event of a state of emergency and evacuation

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  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 10, 2014 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 28, 2014 advanced to third reading
May 21, 2014 2nd report cal.
May 20, 2014 1st report cal.866
May 15, 2014 referred to infrastructure and capital investment

S7533 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9519
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Laws Affected:
Add Art VII-B, ยง1 of Chap 154 of 1921

S7533 - Summary

Authorizes domestic companion animals be permitted to board any public transportation or public transportation service in the event of a state of emergency and evacuation.

S7533 - Sponsor Memo

S7533 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7533

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 15, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Infrastructure and Capital
  Investment

AN ACT to amend chapter 154 of the laws of 1921, relating  to  the  port
  authority  of  New  York  and  New  Jersey, in relation to authorizing
  domestic companion animals be permitted to board any public  transpor-
  tation  or  public  transportation  service in the event of a state of
  emergency and evacuation of a region

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

  Section  1.  Section 1 of chapter 154 of the laws of 1921, relating to
the port authority of New York and New Jersey, is amended  by  adding  a
new article VII-B to read as follows:
                               ARTICLE VII-B
  1. A. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS ARTICLE:
  (I)  "DOMESTIC  COMPANION  ANIMAL"  MEANS A COMPANION ANIMAL OR PET AS
DEFINED IN SECTION THREE HUNDRED FIFTY OF THE  AGRICULTURE  AND  MARKETS
LAW  AND  SHALL  ALSO  MEAN ANY OTHER DOMESTICATED ANIMAL NORMALLY MAIN-
TAINED IN OR NEAR THE HOUSEHOLD OF THE OWNER OR  PERSON  WHO  CARES  FOR
SUCH  OTHER  DOMESTICATED  ANIMAL. "PET" OR "COMPANION ANIMAL" SHALL NOT
INCLUDE A "FARM ANIMAL," AS DEFINED IN SECTION THREE  HUNDRED  FIFTY  OF
THE AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS LAW.
  (II)  "PUBLIC  TRANSPORTATION  OR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SERVICE" MEANS
RAIL PASSENGER SERVICE,  MOTORBUS  REGULAR  ROUTE  SERVICE,  PARATRANSIT
SERVICE, MOTORBUS CHARTER SERVICE, AND FERRY PASSENGER SERVICE.
  B. (I) IN THE EVENT THAT A STATE OF EMERGENCY HAS BEEN DECLARED AND AN
EVACUATION  OF  ANY  REGION  OF THE STATE IS IN PROGRESS, THE OWNER OF A
DOMESTIC COMPANION ANIMAL SHALL BE PERMITTED TO BOARD ANY PUBLIC  TRANS-
PORTATION  OR  PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SERVICE WITH THE DOMESTIC COMPANION
ANIMAL SO LONG AS THAT ANIMAL IS UNDER THE OWNER'S CONTROL BY USE  OF  A
LEASH  OR TETHER, OR IS PROPERLY CONFINED IN AN APPROPRIATE CONTAINER OR
BY OTHER SUITABLE MEANS, PROVIDED THAT SUCH BOARDING  IS  AUTHORIZED  BY
AND  CONSISTENT WITH THE PROVISIONS OF STATE DISASTER EMERGENCY PLANS OR
LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY PLANS PERTAINING TO THE NEEDS  OF  ANIMALS  AND

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

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