assembly Bill A6995A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to code red and blue alerts for companion animals during extreme weather; repealer

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to agriculture
Jun 11, 2019 print number 6995a
Jun 11, 2019 amend and recommit to agriculture
Apr 03, 2019 referred to agriculture

A6995 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4577
Current Committee:
Assembly Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld & add §353-d, Ag & Mkts L

A6995 - Summary

Requires the department of agriculture and markets to issue code red and blue alerts for companion animals during extreme weather; requires owners of companion animals to bring their animals indoors whenever a code red or blue alert has been issued.

A6995 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6995

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              April 3, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. EPSTEIN -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Agriculture

AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to code red
  and blue alerts for companion animals during extreme weather;  and  to
  repeal  certain  provisions of such law relating to the confinement of
  animals in vehicles

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

  Section  1.  Section  353-d  of  the  agriculture  and  markets law is
REPEALED and a new section 353-d is added to read as follows:
  § 353-D. CODE RED AND BLUE ALERTS FOR COMPANION ANIMALS DURING EXTREME
WEATHER EVENTS. 1. FOR PURPOSES OF  THIS  SECTION  THE  FOLLOWING  TERMS
SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A) "EXTREME WEATHER" SHALL MEAN:
  (I)  WHEN  TEMPERATURES  WILL  REACH TWENTY-FIVE DEGREES FAHRENHEIT OR
LOWER WITHOUT PRECIPITATION OR THIRTY-TWO DEGREES  FAHRENHEIT  OR  LOWER
WITH PRECIPITATION;
  (II)  THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WIND-CHILL TEMPERATURE WILL BE ZERO
DEGREES FAHRENHEIT OR LESS FOR A PERIOD OF TWO HOURS OR MORE;
  (III) THE HEAT INDEX IS FORECAST TO REACH NINETY-FIVE DEGREES  FAHREN-
HEIT  TO  NINETY-NINE  DEGREES  FAHRENHEIT  FOR AT LEAST TWO CONSECUTIVE
DAYS; OR
  (IV) THE TEMPERATURES WILL REACH ONE HUNDRED DEGREES FAHRENHEIT TO ONE
HUNDRED FOUR DEGREES FAHRENHEIT FOR ANY LENGTH OF TIME.
  (B) "COMPANION ANIMAL" SHALL HAVE  THE  SAME  MEANING  AS  DEFINED  IN
SECTION THREE HUNDRED FIFTY OF THIS CHAPTER.
  (C)  "COMPANION ANIMAL GUARDIAN" MEANS AN INDIVIDUAL WHO CURRENTLY HAS
PHYSICAL CUSTODY OVER A COMPANION ANIMAL.
  2. (A) THE DEPARTMENT SHALL ISSUE CODE RED OR CODE BLUE ALERTS THROUGH
A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT  WHENEVER  THERE  IS  AN  EXTREME  WEATHER
CONDITION. SUCH PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT SHALL INCLUDE, BUT SHALL NOT

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

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A6995A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4577
Current Committee:
Assembly Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld & add §353-d, Ag & Mkts L

A6995A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the department of agriculture and markets to issue code red and blue alerts for companion animals during extreme weather; requires owners of companion animals to bring their animals indoors whenever a code red or blue alert has been issued.

A6995A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 6995--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              April 3, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. EPSTEIN -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Agriculture --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to code red
  and  blue  alerts for companion animals during extreme weather; and to
  repeal certain provisions of such law relating to the  confinement  of
  animals in vehicles

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

  Section 1. Section  353-d  of  the  agriculture  and  markets  law  is
REPEALED and a new section 353-d is added to read as follows:
  § 353-D. CODE RED AND BLUE ALERTS FOR COMPANION ANIMALS DURING EXTREME
WEATHER  EVENTS.  1.  FOR  PURPOSES  OF THIS SECTION THE FOLLOWING TERMS
SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A) "EXTREME WEATHER" SHALL MEAN:
  (I) WHEN TEMPERATURES WILL REACH  TWENTY-FIVE  DEGREES  FAHRENHEIT  OR
LOWER  WITHOUT  PRECIPITATION  OR THIRTY-TWO DEGREES FAHRENHEIT OR LOWER
WITH PRECIPITATION;
  (II) THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WIND-CHILL TEMPERATURE WILL BE  ZERO
DEGREES FAHRENHEIT OR LESS FOR A PERIOD OF TWO HOURS OR MORE;
  (III)  THE HEAT INDEX IS FORECAST TO REACH NINETY-FIVE DEGREES FAHREN-
HEIT TO NINETY-NINE DEGREES FAHRENHEIT  FOR  AT  LEAST  TWO  CONSECUTIVE
DAYS; OR
  (IV) THE TEMPERATURES WILL REACH ONE HUNDRED DEGREES FAHRENHEIT TO ONE
HUNDRED FOUR DEGREES FAHRENHEIT FOR ANY LENGTH OF TIME.
  (B)  "COMPANION  ANIMAL"  SHALL  HAVE  THE  SAME MEANING AS DEFINED IN
SECTION THREE HUNDRED FIFTY OF THIS CHAPTER.
  (C) "COMPANION ANIMAL GUARDIAN" MEANS AN INDIVIDUAL WHO CURRENTLY  HAS
PHYSICAL CUSTODY OVER A COMPANION ANIMAL.
  2. (A) THE DEPARTMENT SHALL ISSUE CODE RED OR CODE BLUE ALERTS THROUGH
A  PUBLIC  SERVICE  ANNOUNCEMENT  WHENEVER  THERE  IS AN EXTREME WEATHER

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