senate Bill S6209

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires the informed consent of the owner of a companion animal prior to euthanizing such animal

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Actions

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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

Votes

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Apr 26, 2021 - Agriculture committee Vote

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Absent
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Agriculture Committee Vote: Apr 26, 2021

nay (1)
aye wr (2)

S6209 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add §353-g, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S6218
2015-2016: S1177
2017-2018: S3090
2019-2020: S1555

S6209 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts "Sir Henry's law" to require the informed consent of the owner of a companion animal prior to euthanizing such animal.

S6209 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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.

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