|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 22, 2021||referred to agriculture|
senate Bill S4999
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Agriculture Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S4999 (ACTIVE) - Details
S4999 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S4999 SPONSOR: SKOUFIS TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE: To create an alert system for requiring owners to bring companion animals indoors during extreme weather SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. Creates the code red and code blue alert system and the appropriate procedures for law enforcement when an owner violates this section.l. Definitions 2. Requires the Department to issue code red and code blue alerts through public service announcements 3. Prohibits
S4999 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4999 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 22, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SKOUFIS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee 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 Section 353-d of the agriculture and markets law is REPEALED and a new section 353-d is added to read as follows: § 353-D. CODE RED AND BLUE ALERTS FOR COMPANION ANIMALS DURING EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS. 1.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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