assembly Bill A1170

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires veterinarians to report suspected animal cruelty

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Jan 14, 2019 referred to higher education

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A1170 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §6714, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A9346
2017-2018: A4904

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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