senate Bill S76

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to notifying the owner of an animal killed on a highway

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee


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Jan 08, 2020 referred to transportation
Jan 09, 2019 referred to transportation

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S76 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3916
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Highway Law
Laws Affected:
Add §332, Hway L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S4877, A7183
2017-2018: S385, A5549

S76 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to notifying the owner of an animal killed on a highway.

S76 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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