assembly Bill A7715B

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to the confinement of companion animals in vehicles in extreme temperatures

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 08, 2016 print number 7715b
Jun 08, 2016 amend and recommit to agriculture
May 25, 2016 print number 7715a
May 25, 2016 amend and recommit to agriculture
Jan 06, 2016 referred to agriculture
May 26, 2015 referred to agriculture

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A7715 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7102
Current Committee:
Assembly Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §353-d, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A5609
2019-2020: A4630

A7715 - Summary

Relates to the confinement of companion animals in vehicles in extreme temperatures.

A7715 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7715

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 26, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. CERETTO -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Agriculture

AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets  law,  in  relation  to  the
  confinement of companion animals in vehicles in extreme temperatures

  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 places
the companion animal in imminent danger of  death  or  serious  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] PERSON 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] A PERSON 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]
SUCH PERSON, and the department 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 of

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11302-01-5

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A7715A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7102
Current Committee:
Assembly Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §353-d, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A5609
2019-2020: A4630

A7715A - Summary

Relates to the confinement of companion animals in vehicles in extreme temperatures.

A7715A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 7715--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 26, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. CERETTO, CURRAN, TEDISCO, RAIA, PALUMBO, JOHNS,
  SKOUFIS, GALEF, TITONE, LAWRENCE, MURRAY -- Multi-Sponsored by  --  M.
  of  A. KEARNS, McDONOUGH -- read once and referred to the Committee on
  Agriculture -- recommitted to the Committee on Agriculture in  accord-
  ance  with  Assembly  Rule  3,  sec.  2  -- committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  agriculture and markets law, in relation to the
  confinement of companion animals in vehicles in extreme temperatures

  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  places
the  companion  animal  in  imminent danger of death or serious 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]  PERSON may take necessary steps to
remove the animal or animals from the vehicle.   NECESSARY  STEPS  SHALL
INCLUDE:
  (A) CHECKING TO SEE IF ANY OF THE DOORS TO THE VEHICLE ARE UNLOCKED;
  (B) MAKING A GOOD FAITH EFFORT TO LOCATE THE OWNER OF THE VEHICLE;
  (C) CALLING THE POLICE OR 911; AND
  (D) CALLING THE LOCAL ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER OR THE HUMANE SOCIETY.
  IF  AFTER  ALL THESE STEPS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED AND A PERSON DETERMINES
AN ANIMAL IS IN IMMINENT DANGER, HE OR SHE MAY BREAK A WINDOW TO  REMOVE
THE ANIMAL FROM THE VEHICLE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11302-02-6

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A7715B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7102
Current Committee:
Assembly Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §353-d, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A5609
2019-2020: A4630

A7715B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the confinement of companion animals in vehicles in extreme temperatures.

A7715B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 7715--B

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 26, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. CERETTO, CURRAN, TEDISCO, RAIA, PALUMBO, JOHNS,
  SKOUFIS, GALEF, TITONE, LAWRENCE, MURRAY, OTIS, BLAKE  --  Multi-Spon-
  sored  by  -- M. of A.  KEARNS, McDONOUGH -- read once and referred to
  the Committee on Agriculture -- recommitted to the Committee on  Agri-
  culture  in  accordance  with  Assembly  Rule  3,  sec. 2 -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee -- again reported from said  committee  with  amend-
  ments, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  agriculture and markets law, in relation to the
  confinement of companion animals in vehicles in extreme temperatures

  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  places
the  companion  animal  in  imminent danger of death or serious physical
injury due to exposure to such extreme heat or cold. FOR THE PURPOSES OF
THIS SECTION, EXTREME TEMPERATURES SHALL BE DEFINED AS  ANY  TEMPERATURE
LOWER  THAN THIRTY-TWO DEGREES FAHRENHEIT OR HIGHER THAN SEVENTY DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT.
  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]  PERSON may take necessary steps to
remove the animal or animals from the vehicle.   NECESSARY  STEPS  SHALL
INCLUDE:
  (A) CHECKING TO SEE IF ANY OF THE DOORS TO THE VEHICLE ARE UNLOCKED;
  (B) MAKING A GOOD FAITH EFFORT TO LOCATE THE OWNER OF THE VEHICLE; AND
  (C) CALLING THE POLICE OR 911.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11302-04-6