|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2020||referred to transportation|
|Jan 09, 2019||referred to transportation|
senate Bill S76
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S76 (ACTIVE) - Details
S76 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S76 SPONSOR: ROBACH TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the highway law, in relation to noti- fying the owner of an animal killed on a highway PURPOSE: This bill would allow for the owners of a deceased animal to be notified if the death occurred on a stretch of highway. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section (1.) The highway law is amended by adding a new section 332 to read as follows, 5.322, to establish the notifying of an owner of an animal killed on a highway. Subsection (a) reading that if the animal. in question has a tag with the family's contact information and/or a license number, the department shall (i.) make a reasonable attempt to notify the family using the contact information and (ii.) notify the issuer of the license, if any, so that the issuer will attempt to notify the family.
S76 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 76 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. ROBACH -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation AN ACT to amend the highway law, in relation to notifying the owner of an animal killed on a highway THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The highway law is amended by adding a new section 332 to read as follows: § 332. NOTIFYING THE OWNER OF AN ANIMAL KILLED ON A HIGHWAY. (A) TAGS. IF THE ANIMAL HAS A TAG WITH THE FAMILY'S CONTACT INFORMATION AND/OR A LICENSE NUMBER, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL: (I) MAKE A REASONABLE ATTEMPT TO NOTIFY THE FAMILY USING THE CONTACT INFORMATION AND (II) NOTIFY THE ISSUER OF THE LICENSE, IF ANY, SO THAT THE ISSUER WILL ATTEMPT TO NOTIFY THE FAMILY. (B) CHIPS. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL SCAN THE ANIMAL'S REMAINS FOR AN IDEN- TIFICATION CHIP AND, SHOULD A CHIP BE FOUND, NOTIFY THE CHIP REGISTRY THROUGH THE REGISTRY WEBSITE OR BY TELEPHONE, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE INFORMATION ON THE IDENTIFICATION CHIP. (C) WEB POSTING. ABSENT A TAG OR IDENTIFICATION CHIP, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL USE A PUBLICLY AVAILABLE WEBSITE TO POST A DESCRIPTION OF THE ANIMAL AND THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF ITS DEATH; AND TO POST A PHOTOGRAPH IF THE DEPARTMENT BELIEVES THIS CAN BE DONE WITH DUE RESPECT FOR PERSONAL AND COMMUNITY SENSIBILITIES. (D) STORAGE. IF THE DEPARTMENT HAS A SUITABLE TEMPORARY STORAGE FACIL- ITY IT SHALL STORE THE ANIMAL'S REMAINS FOR AT LEAST SEVEN DAYS AFTER THE DEPARTMENT: (I) COLLECTS THE REMAINS OR (II) MAKES ACTUAL CONTACT DIRECTLY WITH THE ANIMAL'S OWNERS, WHICHEVER IS LONGER. (E) ALTERNATIVES. THE DEPARTMENT CAN DELEGATE THE ABOVE FUNCTIONS TO ANOTHER ENTITY SUCH AS A SHELTER OR VETERINARIAN. § 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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