senate Bill S5515

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to improvements in shelter care for dogs

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 03, 2018 referred to agriculture
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 06, 2017 referred to agriculture
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 22, 2017 advanced to third reading
May 17, 2017 2nd report cal.
May 16, 2017 1st report cal.940
Apr 04, 2017 referred to agriculture

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S5515 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3348
Current Committee:
Senate Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§117 & 373, add §125, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S7496, A3153
2015-2016: S2632, A1418
2019-2020: S1893, A1284
2021-2022: S2258

S5515 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires improvement in shelter care for dogs; requires the prompt inspection of each dog following seizure; provides that potable non-frozen water shall be made accessible to each dog; relates to surrendered dogs.

S5515 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5515 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5515

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 4, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GALLIVAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Agriculture

AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to  improv-
  ing shelter care

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 117 of the agriculture and markets
law, as added by chapter 220 of the laws of 1978  and  such  section  as
renumbered by section 12 of part T of chapter 59 of the laws of 2010, is
amended to read as follows:
  3.  [Each]  FOR  EACH  dog seized in accordance with the provisions of
this article [shall be properly  sheltered,  fed  and  watered  for  the
redemption  period  as hereinafter provided], THE DOG CONTROL OFFICER OR
PEACE OFFICER, ACTING PURSUANT TO THEIR SPECIAL DUTIES, OR POLICE  OFFI-
CER  IN  THE  EMPLOY OF OR UNDER CONTRACT TO A MUNICIPALITY, OR ANY DULY
INCORPORATED SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION  OF  CRUELTY  TO  ANIMALS,  DULY
INCORPORATED  HUMANE  SOCIETY,  POUND  OR SHELTER THAT IS OPERATED BY OR
UNDER CONTRACT TO A MUNICIPALITY AND IS TAKING POSSESSION OF  SUCH  DOG,
WHICHEVER HAS POSSESSION OF THE DOG SHALL:
  (A)  PROMPTLY  INSPECT  EACH  DOG  FOLLOWING  ANY SEIZURE AND PROMPTLY
ENSURE DOGS ARE PROVIDED WITH CARE AND TREATMENT TO RELIEVE ANY PAIN AND
SUFFERING, INCLUDING NECESSARY IMMEDIATE VETERINARY CARE  AND  TREATMENT
AND PARASITE CONTROL, AND APPROPRIATE VACCINATIONS, AND
  (B)  DURING  THE TIME THE DOG IS IN THE POSSESSION, CARE OR CONTROL OF
SUCH OFFICER, SOCIETY, POUND OR SHELTER, PROPERLY SHELTER AND FEED  EACH
DOG,  AND MAKE ACCESSIBLE AT ALL TIMES POTABLE, NON-FROZEN WATER TO EACH
DOG.
  § 2. Section 373 of the agriculture and  markets  law  is  amended  by
adding a new subdivision 1-b to read as follows:
  1-B.  ANY OFFICER, AGENT OR SOCIETY AS DESCRIBED IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF
THIS SECTION OR POUND OR SHELTER OPERATED BY  OR  UNDER  CONTRACT  TO  A

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

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