Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jul 21, 2023||
referred to rules
Senate Bill S7608
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2023-S7608 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-S7608 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7608 SPONSOR: GIANARIS TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to authorizing veterina- rians to provide free veterinary care services to individuals in shel- ters to receive mandatory continuing education credit PURPOSE: This bill authorizes veterinarians to provide free veterinary care services to individuals in shelters to receive mandatory continuing education credit. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends paragraph (a) of subdivision 2 of section 6704-a of the education law by adding a new subparagraph (iii) to allow veterinarians to satisfy a portion of their continuing education credit requirement by providing free veterinary care services for pets whose caretakers live in temporary shelters.
2023-S7608 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7608 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E July 21, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sen. GIANARIS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to authorizing veterina- rians to provide free veterinary care services to individuals in shel- ters to receive mandatory continuing education credit THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 2 of section 6704-a of the education law is amended by adding a new subparagraph (iii) to read as follows: (III) SELF-INSTRUCTIONAL COURSEWORK MAY INCLUDE THE PROVISION OF FREE VETERINARY CARE SERVICES TO INDIVIDUALS RECEIVING TEMPORARY HOUSING ASSISTANCE, WHICH SHALL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, A FAMILY SHELTER, A SHELTER FOR ADULTS, A HOTEL PROVIDING TEMPORARY EMERGENCY SHELTER, AN EMERGENCY APARTMENT, A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTER, A RUNAWAY AND HOMELESS YOUTH SHELTER, OR A SAFE HOUSE FOR REFUGEES, PROVIDED THAT SUCH SERVICES BE ADMINISTERED AT PRACTICES, FACILITIES AND PROPERTIES THAT ARE APPRO- PRIATELY EQUIPPED AND STAFFED TO PROVIDE SUCH SERVICES. THE DEPARTMENT MAY OFFSET UP TO THREE HOURS OF THE REQUISITE NUMBER OF HOURS OF CONTIN- UING EDUCATION REQUIRED PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH, AT A RATE OF ONE- HALF OF ONE HOUR OF CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR EACH HOUR OF FREE VETERI- NARY CARE SERVICES. § 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall have become a law. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD11607-03-3
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