senate Bill S4449

Signed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Authorizes the provision of free spaying and neutering services in lieu of self-instructional course work for continuing education requirements for veterinarians

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A680 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Nov 04, 2016 signed chap.398
Oct 26, 2016 delivered to governor
Jun 14, 2016 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.799
substituted for s4449
Jun 14, 2016 substituted by a680
May 16, 2016 advanced to third reading
May 11, 2016 2nd report cal.
May 10, 2016 1st report cal.799
Jan 06, 2016 referred to higher education
Mar 20, 2015 referred to higher education

S4449 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A680
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง6704-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A1663
2013-2014: A711

S4449 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes the provision of free spaying and neutering services in lieu of self-instructional course work for continuing education requirements for veterinarians with services provided in the office of a licensed veterinarian.

S4449 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4449 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4449

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 20, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BOYLE  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to providing free spaying
  and neutering services in lieu of self-instructional course  work  for
  continuing education requirements for veterinarians

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 6704-a of the  education  law,  as
added by chapter 328 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
  2.  (A)  During  each  triennial  registration period an applicant for
registration shall complete a minimum of forty-five hours of  acceptable
formal  continuing education, a maximum of twenty-two and one-half hours
of which may be self-instructional coursework acceptable to the  depart-
ment.
  (I) SELF-INSTRUCTIONAL COURSEWORK MAY INCLUDE FREE SPAYING AND NEUTER-
ING  AND  OTHER  VETERINARY SERVICES IN CONJUNCTION WITH A MUNICIPALITY,
DULY INCORPORATED NOT-FOR-PROFIT SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION  OF  CRUELTY
TO  ANIMALS,  DULY  INCORPORATED  HUMANE  SOCIETY,  OR DULY INCORPORATED
ANIMAL PROTECTION ASSOCIATION OR PERSONS WHO WOULD OTHERWISE BE ELIGIBLE
UNDER PARAGRAPH (A) OF SUBDIVISION THREE OF SECTION ONE  HUNDRED  SEVEN-
TEEN-A  OF  THE AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS LAW, PROVIDED THAT SUCH SERVICES
BE ADMINISTERED AT PRACTICES, FACILITIES AND PROPERTIES THAT ARE  APPRO-
PRIATELY EQUIPPED AND STAFFED TO PROVIDE SUCH SERVICES.
  (II)  THE  DEPARTMENT  MAY  OFFSET  UP TO THREE HOURS OF THE REQUISITE
NUMBER OF HOURS OF CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIRED PURSUANT TO THIS  PARA-
GRAPH  BY  THE NUMBER OF FREE SPAYING AND NEUTERING SERVICES RENDERED BY
AN APPLICANT, AT A RATE OF ONE-HALF OF ONE HOUR OF CONTINUING  EDUCATION
FOR  EACH  HOUR  OF FREE SPAYING AND NEUTERING SERVICES, PROVIDED THAT A
VETERINARIAN SHALL BE REQUIRED TO  PROVIDE  FOLLOW-UP  SERVICE  FOR  ANY
POST-OPERATIVE  COMPLICATIONS  RELATED  TO THE SURGERY THAT ARISE WITHIN

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04102-01-5

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