|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 14, 2019||referred to higher education|
assembly Bill A1170
Current Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
A1170 (ACTIVE) - Details
A1170 (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.
A1170 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1170 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N A S S E M B L Y January 14, 2019 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. L. ROSENTHAL, GOTTFRIED -- 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 soci- ety 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. § 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. LBD03390-01-9
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