senate Bill S5054

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the confinement of companion animals in unattended motor vehicles under conditions that endanger the health or well-being of an animal

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Current Bill Status Via A7053 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 31, 2019 signed chap.137
Jul 22, 2019 delivered to governor
Jun 20, 2019 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1046
substituted for s5054
Jun 20, 2019 substituted by a7053
Jun 04, 2019 advanced to third reading
Jun 03, 2019 2nd report cal.
May 30, 2019 1st report cal.1046
Apr 04, 2019 referred to domestic animal welfare

Votes

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May 30, 2019 - Domestic Animal Welfare committee Vote

S5054
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committee
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Domestic Animal Welfare Committee Vote: May 30, 2019

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S5054 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7053
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §353-d, Ag & Mkts L

S5054 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the confinement of companion animals in unattended motor vehicles under conditions that endanger the health or well-being of an animal and what can be done in the event an animal is seen suffering; adds paid or volunteer firefighters and emergency services personnel as persons authorized to remove such companion animals from unattended vehicles because of extreme temperatures; and provides penalties.

S5054 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5054 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

    S. 5054                                                  A. 7053

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                              April 4, 2019
                               ___________

IN  SENATE  --  Introduced  by  Sens.  LAVALLE, MARTINEZ, BOYLE, BROOKS,
  SEPULVEDA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when  printed  to  be
  committed to the Committee on Domestic Animal Welfare

IN  ASSEMBLY  --  Introduced  by M. of A. THIELE, CAHILL, CRESPO, ENGLE-
  BRIGHT, McDONOUGH, MONTESANO, MORINELLO, RAIA,  L. ROSENTHAL,  D'URSO,
  LUPARDO,  FERNANDEZ  --  Multi-Sponsored  by  -- M. of A. BLAKE, COOK,
  GALEF, JAFFEE, B. MILLER, MOSLEY, SIMON -- read once and  referred  to
  the Committee on Agriculture

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  agriculture and markets law, in relation to the
  confinement of companion animals in unattended  motor  vehicles  under
  conditions that endanger the health or well-being of an animal

  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, as  added
by chapter 586 of the laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows:
  § 353-d. Confinement of companion animals in vehicles: extreme temper-
atures.  1.  A  person  shall  not confine a companion animal in a motor
vehicle in extreme heat or cold  without  proper  ventilation  or  other
protection  from such extreme temperatures where such confinement places
the companion animal in imminent danger of  death  or  serious  physical
injury due to exposure to such extreme heat or cold.
  2.  Where the operator of such a vehicle cannot be promptly located, a
police officer, peace officer, [or] peace officer acting as an agent  of
a  duly  incorporated humane society, EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PERSON-
NEL, PAID FIREFIGHTER, OR VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER WHO IN  THE  PERFORMANCE
OF SUCH VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER'S DUTIES ARE DIRECTED TO RESPOND TO A CALL
FOR  ASSISTANCE  FOR  SUCH ANIMAL may take necessary steps to remove the
animal or animals from the vehicle.
  3. Police officers, peace officers  [or],  peace  officers  acting  as
agents of a duly incorporated humane society, EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES

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

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