senate Bill S7245

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Enacts the shelter animal rescue act

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Jun 09, 2021 referred to rules

S7245 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7155
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add §374-a, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A11049

S7245 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the shelter animal rescue act which requires the release of a shelter animal to a rescue group upon request of the rescue group prior to the euthanasia of such animal.

S7245 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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