assembly Bill A4956

Signed By Governor
2017-2018 Legislative Session

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

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  • Introduced
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  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Oct 01, 2018 signed chap.284
Sep 20, 2018 delivered to governor
May 22, 2018 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.908
substituted for a4956
May 22, 2018 substituted by s7112
May 17, 2018 advanced to third reading cal.908
May 14, 2018 reported
Jan 03, 2018 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
Feb 06, 2017 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

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A4956 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7112
Law Section:
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Laws Affected:
Add Art VII-E, §1 of Chap 154 of 1921
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A9519, S7533
2015-2016: A884, S3850

A4956 (ACTIVE) - 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.

A4956 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4956

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 6, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. ROSENTHAL, CUSICK, BRINDISI, WEPRIN -- read once
  and referred to the Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commis-
  sions

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-E to read as follows:
                               ARTICLE VII-E
  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

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

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