senate Bill S98A

Signed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Requires research dogs and cats at certain facilities to be offered for adoption through private placement or with non-profit animal rescue and shelter organizations prior to euthanization

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 16, 2016 signed chap.240
Aug 08, 2016 delivered to governor
Jun 14, 2016 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.229
substituted for a8261a
Jun 07, 2016 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 01, 2016 amended on third reading 98a
May 23, 2016 advanced to third reading
May 18, 2016 2nd report cal.
May 17, 2016 1st report cal.919
Jan 06, 2016 referred to higher education
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 03, 2015 referred to higher education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Apr 27, 2015 advanced to third reading
Apr 23, 2015 2nd report cal.
Apr 22, 2015 1st report cal.409
Jan 07, 2015 referred to higher education

Votes

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May 17, 2016 - Higher Education committee Vote

S98
17
0
committee
17
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
2
Excused
0
Abstained
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Apr 22, 2015 - Higher Education committee Vote

S98
18
0
committee
18
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Co-Sponsors

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S98 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8261
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §239-b, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
S7475, A9900

S98 - Summary

Establishes the research animal retirement act; requires research dogs and cats at higher education research facilities or facilities that provide research in collaboration with a higher education facility, to be offered for placement with non-profit animal rescue and shelter organizations; provides that such facilities may enter into agreements with rescue and shelter organizations for implementation.

S98 - Sponsor Memo

S98 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   98

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 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  requiring  research
  dogs and cats at certain facilities to be offered for adoption through
  private  placement or a non-profit animal rescue and shelter organiza-
  tion

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

  Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "Research animal retirement act".
  S 2. The education law is amended by adding a  new  section  239-b  to
read as follows:
  S  239-B.  RESEARCH  DOGS  AND  CATS. 1.   A HIGHER EDUCATION RESEARCH
FACILITY THAT RECEIVES PUBLIC MONEY, INCLUDING TAX-EXEMPT STATUS,  OR  A
FACILITY THAT PROVIDES RESEARCH IN COLLABORATION WITH A HIGHER EDUCATION
FACILITY,  AND  OTHER  RELATED  RESEARCH FACILITIES THAT CONFINE DOGS OR
CATS FOR SCIENCE OR RESEARCH PURPOSES SHALL, AFTER THE COMPLETION OF ANY
TESTING OR RESEARCH WHERE THE ANIMAL'S DESTRUCTION IS NOT  REQUIRED  AND
THE  ANIMAL  IS  NO  LONGER NEEDED, OFFER THE DOGS OR CATS FOR ADOPTION,
EITHER THROUGH PRIVATE PLACEMENT OR  TO  NON-PROFIT  ANIMAL  RESCUE  AND
SHELTER ORGANIZATIONS FOR ADOPTION PRIOR TO EUTHANIZING SUCH ANIMALS. IF
PRIVATE  PLACEMENT IS UNSUCCESSFUL SUCH FACILITY SHALL OFFER THE DOGS OR
CATS TO NON-PROFIT ANIMAL RESCUE  AND  SHELTER  ORGANIZATIONS  PRIOR  TO
EUTHANIZING.
  2.  A  FACILITY  THAT  IS REQUIRED TO OFFER DOGS OR CATS TO NON-PROFIT
ANIMAL RESCUE AND SHELTER ORGANIZATIONS UNDER  THIS  SECTION  MAY  ENTER
INTO  AN  AGREEMENT  WITH NON-PROFIT ANIMAL RESCUE AND SHELTER ORGANIZA-
TIONS FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS SECTION.
  3. A FACILITY THAT IS REQUIRED TO OFFER  DOGS  OR  CATS  FOR  ADOPTION
UNDER  THIS  SECTION  SHALL OWE NO DUTY OF CARE TO ANY NON-PROFIT ANIMAL

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

Co-Sponsors

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S98A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8261
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §239-b, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
S7475, A9900

S98A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the research animal retirement act; requires research dogs and cats at higher education research facilities or facilities that provide research in collaboration with a higher education facility, to be offered for placement with non-profit animal rescue and shelter organizations; provides that such facilities may enter into agreements with rescue and shelter organizations for implementation.

S98A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S98A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  98--A
    Cal. No. 919

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. BOYLE, AVELLA, FUNKE, KRUEGER, MURPHY, ROBACH, SAVI-
  NO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed
  to  the  Committee on Higher Education -- recommitted to the Committee
  on Higher Education in accordance  with  Senate  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --
  reported  favorably  from  said committee, ordered to first and second
  report, ordered to a third reading,  amended  and  ordered  reprinted,
  retaining its place in the order of third reading

AN  ACT  to  amend  the education law, in relation to requiring research
  dogs and cats at certain facilities to be offered for adoption through
  private placement or a non-profit animal rescue and shelter  organiza-
  tion

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

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
the "Research animal retirement act".
  S  2.  The  education  law is amended by adding a new section 239-b to
read as follows:
  S 239-B. RESEARCH DOGS AND CATS.    1.  A  HIGHER  EDUCATION  RESEARCH
FACILITY  THAT  RECEIVES PUBLIC MONEY, INCLUDING TAX-EXEMPT STATUS, OR A
FACILITY THAT PROVIDES RESEARCH IN COLLABORATION WITH A HIGHER EDUCATION
FACILITY SHALL AFTER THE COMPLETION OF ANY TESTING OR RESEARCH INVOLVING
A DOG OR CAT, ASSESS THE HEALTH OF THE DOG OR CAT AND DETERMINE  WHETHER
IT IS SUITABLE FOR ADOPTION. SUCH FACILITY SHALL THEREAFTER MAKE REASON-
ABLE EFFORTS TO OFFER FOR ADOPTION THE DOG OR CAT DETERMINED TO BE SUIT-
ABLE FOR ADOPTION, EITHER THROUGH PRIVATE PLACEMENT OR THROUGH AN ANIMAL
RESCUE  AND  SHELTER  ORGANIZATION,  A DULY INCORPORATED SOCIETY FOR THE
PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS, A DULY INCORPORATED HUMANE SOCIETY, OR
A DULY INCORPORATED ANIMAL PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION THAT OPERATES PHYSICAL
ANIMAL SHELTERING FACILITIES AND OFFERS HOUSEHOLD PETS TO THE PUBLIC FOR
ADOPTION BY WAY OF AN ESTABLISHED ADOPTION PROGRAM, PRIOR TO EUTHANIZING

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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