assembly Bill A3066

2021-2022 Legislative Session

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

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Jan 22, 2021 referred to agriculture

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A3066 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4999
Current Committee:
Assembly Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld & add §353-d, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A6995, S4577

A3066 (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.

A3066 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   3066
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 22, 2021
                                ___________
 
 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 REPEALED and a new section 353-d is added to read as follows: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.