|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Apr 28, 2021||advanced to third reading|
|Apr 27, 2021||2nd report cal.|
|Apr 26, 2021||1st report cal.739|
|Apr 15, 2021||referred to agriculture|
senate Bill S6209
Current Bill Status - On Floor Calendar
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6209 (ACTIVE) - Details
S6209 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6209 SPONSOR: SERRANO TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to informed consent of owners for euthanasia of a pet PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF THE BILL: This bill would require Owner informed consent prior to euthanasia of a companion animal. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Adds a new section 353-G to the agriculture and markets law regarding informed consent of owners for euthanasia of a pet. The new section includes the following provisions: 1) Veterinarian administering euthanasia procedure shall explain to companion animal owner in truthful and easy to understand manner:
S6209 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6209 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E April 15, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SERRANO -- 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 informed consent of owners for euthanasia of a pet THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as "Sir Henry's law". § 2. The agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a new section 353-g to read as follows: § 353-G. HUMANE EUTHANASIA OF COMPANION ANIMALS; OWNER INFORMED CONSENT. 1. PRIOR TO THE HUMANE EUTHANASIA OF A COMPANION ANIMAL WHICH IS NOT LOST, STRAYED, HOMELESS OR ABANDONED, THE VETERINARIAN, WHO WILL PERFORM SUCH PROCEDURE UPON THE ANIMAL, SHALL EXPLAIN TO THE COMPANION ANIMAL OWNER, WHO GRANTS CONSENT TO HAVING THE COMPANION ANIMAL EUTHAN- IZED, IN A TRUTHFUL AND EASY TO UNDERSTAND MANNER: (A) THE VARIOUS METHODS WHICH CAN BE UTILIZED TO HUMANELY EUTHANIZE THE COMPANION ANIMAL; (B) THE BENEFITS AND RISKS OF EACH SUCH METHOD; (C) THE NEGATIVE IMPACTS UPON THE ANIMAL OF EACH SUCH METHOD; (D) THE ALTERNATIVE METHOD OF HUMANE EUTHANASIA TO BE UTILIZED IF THE PREFERRED METHOD CANNOT BE HUMANELY UTILIZED, AND THE NEGATIVE IMPACTS AND RISKS OF THE ALTERNATIVE METHOD; AND (E) FULLY ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THE COMPANION ANIMAL OWNER HAS WITH REGARD TO EUTHANIZING THE OWNER'S PET. 2. NO COMPANION ANIMAL WHICH IS NOT LOST, STRAYED, HOMELESS OR ABAN- DONED SHALL BE EUTHANIZED BY MEANS OF INTRACARDIAC INJECTION UNLESS THE ANIMAL IS HEAVILY SEDATED, ANESTHETIZED OR COMATOSE. HOWEVER, A LICENSED VETERINARIAN MAY PERFORM EUTHANASIA BY INTRACARDIAC INJECTION UPON ANIMALS THAT ARE NOT HEAVILY SEDATED, ANESTHETIZED OR COMATOSE ONLY WHEN SUCH LICENSED VETERINARIAN DETERMINES THAT SUCH INTRACARDIAC INJECTION EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.
By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.