|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 10, 2014||referred to corporations, authorities and commissions|
delivered to assembly
|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|
senate Bill S7533
Archive: Last Bill Status - Passed Senate
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S7533 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
- Laws Affected:
- Add Art VII-B, §1 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
BILL NUMBER:S7533 TITLE OF BILL: 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 transportation or public transportation service in the event of a state of emergency and evacuation of a region PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To allow companion animals to be permitted to use public transportation services, administered by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, in the event of a state of emergency. SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section one amends Section 1 of chapter 154 of the laws of 1921, by adding a 3 new article VII-B. Section two sets forth the effective date. JUSTIFICATION: During Superstorm Sandy, many pet owners refused to evacuate when requested because they could not take their companion animals with them to safety. This situation to refuse evacuation not only
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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