assembly Bill A9346

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Requires veterinarians to report suspected animal cruelty

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Feb 23, 2016 referred to higher education

A9346 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6659
Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง6714, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A4904, S621
2019-2020: A1170, S7815

A9346 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires veterinarians to report suspected animal cruelty to the police, duly incorporated society for the prevention of cruelty to animals, peace officer, district attorney's office, animal control officer, department of agriculture and markets, or other appropriate government agency and to turn over necessary records.

A9346 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  9346

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 23, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ROSENTHAL  --  read once and referred to the
  Committee on Higher Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to mandating the  report-
  ing of suspected animal cruelty by veterinarians

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

  Section 1. Paragraphs a and b of subdivision 2 of section 6714 of  the
education  law, as added by chapter 653 of the laws of 2003, are amended
to read as follows:
  (a) When a veterinarian reasonably and in good faith suspects  that  a
companion  animal's injury, illness or condition is the result of animal
cruelty or a violation of any state or federal  law  pertaining  to  the
care, treatment, abuse or neglect of a companion animal, the veterinari-
an  [may]SHALL  report  the incident and disclose records concerning the
companion animal's condition and treatment to the police, duly  incorpo-
rated  society  for the prevention of cruelty to animals, peace officer,
district attorney's office, animal control officer, department of  agri-
culture  and  markets, other appropriate government agency, or any agent
thereof.
  (b) When a veterinarian reasonably believes that disclosure of records
as defined in this section,  is  necessary  to  protect  the  health  or
welfare  of a companion animal, a person or the public, the veterinarian
[may]SHALL disclose such records to the police, duly incorporated socie-
ty for the prevention of  cruelty  to  animals,  peace  officer,  animal
control  officer, department of agriculture and markets, other appropri-
ate government agency, or any agent thereof.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth  day  after  it  shall
have become a law.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13120-01-5