|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 09, 2021||referred to rules|
senate Bill S7245
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S7245 (ACTIVE) - Details
S7245 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7245 SPONSOR: BOYLE TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to requir- ing the release of a shelter animal to a rescue group upon request of the rescue group prior to the euthanasia of such animal PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Mandates collaborative working relationships between municipal shelters and not-for-profit organizations in order to reduce taxpayer costs, reduce the number of animals killed, and increase local economic activ- ity and tax revenues through spending on adopted animals. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: -This act shall be known and may be cited as the "Shelter Animal Rescue Act" (SARA).
S7245 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7245 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E June 9, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. BOYLE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to requir- ing the release of a shelter animal to a rescue group upon request of the rescue group prior to the euthanasia of such animal THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "shelter animal rescue act". § 2. The agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a new section 374-a to read as follows: § 374-A. SHELTER ANIMAL RESCUE ACT. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS: A. "ANIMAL SHELTER" SHALL MEAN A PUBLIC OR PRIVATE FACILITY LOCATED WITHIN THE STATE THAT: (1) HAS A PHYSICAL STRUCTURE THAT PROVIDES TEMPORARY OR PERMANENT SHELTER TO STRAY, ABANDONED, ABUSED OR OWNER-SURRENDERED ANIMALS; AND (2) IS OPERATED, OWNED OR MAINTAINED BY A HUMANE SOCIETY, SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS, NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION, POUND, DOG CONTROL OFFICER, GOVERNMENT ENTITY OR CONTRACTOR FOR A GOVERNMENT ENTITY. B. "LICENSED VETERINARIAN" SHALL MEAN AN INDIVIDUAL WHO IS LICENSED TO PRACTICE VETERINARY MEDICINE IN THE STATE. C. (1) "RESCUE ORGANIZATION" SHALL MEAN AN ORGANIZATION THAT: (A) IS DESCRIBED PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH (3) OF SUBSECTION (C) OF SECTION FIVE HUNDRED ONE OF THE FEDERAL INTERNAL REVENUE CODE AND EXEMPT FROM TAXATION PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION (A) OF SECTION FIVE HUNDRED ONE OF THE FEDERAL INTERNAL REVENUE CODE; (B) IS AN ANIMAL RESCUE ORGANIZATION, ANIMAL ADOPTION ORGANIZATION, OR ORGANIZATION FORMED FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS; EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD06391-02-1
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