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SECTION 601
Leaving scene of injury to certain animals without reporting
Vehicle & Traffic (VAT) CHAPTER 71, TITLE 6, ARTICLE 22
* § 601. Leaving scene of injury to certain animals without reporting.
Any person operating a motor vehicle which shall strike and injure any
horse, dog, cat or animal classified as cattle shall stop and endeavor
to locate the owner or custodian of such animal or a police, peace or
judicial officer of the vicinity, and take any other reasonable and
appropriate action so that the animal may have necessary attention, and
shall also promptly report the matter to such owner, custodian or
officer (or if no one of such has been located, then to a police officer
of some other nearby community), exhibiting his or her license and
insurance identification card for such vehicle, when such card is
required pursuant to articles six and eight of this chapter, giving his
or her name and residence, including street and street number, insurance
carrier and insurance identification information and license number. In
addition to the foregoing, any such person shall also: (i) produce the
proof of insurance coverage required pursuant to article forty-four-B of
this chapter if such person is a TNC driver operating a TNC vehicle at
the time of the incident who was (A) logged on to the TNC's digital
network but not engaged in a TNC prearranged trip or (B) was engaged in
a TNC prearranged trip; and (ii) disclose whether he or she, at the time
such incident occurred, was (A) logged on to the TNC's digital network
but not engaged in a TNC prearranged trip or (B) was engaged in a TNC
prearranged trip. Violation of this section shall be punishable by a
fine of not more than one hundred dollars for a first offense and by a
fine of not less than fifty nor more than one hundred fifty dollars for
a second offense and each subsequent offense; provided, however where
the animal that has been struck and injured is a guide dog, hearing dog
or service dog, as such terms are defined in section forty-seven-b of
the civil rights law which is actually engaged in aiding or guiding a
person with a disability, a violation of this section shall be
punishable by a fine of not less than fifty nor more than one hundred
fifty dollars for a first offense and by a fine of not less than one
hundred fifty dollars nor more than three hundred dollars for a second
offense and each subsequent offense.

* NB Effective until June 20, 2022

* § 601. Leaving scene of injury to certain animals without reporting.
Any person operating a motor vehicle which shall strike and injure any
horse, dog, cat or animal classified as cattle shall stop and endeavor
to locate the owner or custodian of such animal or a police, peace or
judicial officer of the vicinity, and take any other reasonable and
appropriate action so that the animal may have necessary attention, and
shall also promptly report the matter to such owner, custodian or
officer (or if no one of such has been located, then to a police officer
of some other nearby community), exhibiting his or her license and
insurance identification card for such vehicle, when such card is
required pursuant to articles six and eight of this chapter, giving his
or her name and residence, including street and street number, insurance
carrier and insurance identification information and license number. In
addition to the foregoing, any such person shall also: (i) (A) produce
the proof of insurance coverage required pursuant to article
forty-four-B of this chapter if such person is a TNC driver operating a
TNC vehicle at the time of the incident who was (1) logged on to the
TNC's digital network but not engaged in a TNC prearranged trip or (2)
was engaged in a TNC prearranged trip; and (B) disclose whether he or
she, at the time such incident occurred, was (1) logged on to the TNC's
digital network but not engaged in a TNC prearranged trip or (2) was
engaged in a TNC prearranged trip, or (ii) (A) produce the proof of
insurance coverage required pursuant to article forty of the general
business law if such person is a shared vehicle owner or shared vehicle
driver operating a shared vehicle during a peer-to-peer car sharing
period while the incident occurred; and (B) disclose whether he or she,
at the time such incident occurred, was operating a shared vehicle
during a peer-to-peer car sharing period. Violation of this section
shall be punishable by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars for a
first offense and by a fine of not less than fifty nor more than one
hundred fifty dollars for a second offense and each subsequent offense;
provided, however where the animal that has been struck and injured is a
guide dog, hearing dog or service dog, as such terms are defined in
section forty-seven-b of the civil rights law which is actually engaged
in aiding or guiding a person with a disability, a violation of this
section shall be punishable by a fine of not less than fifty nor more
than one hundred fifty dollars for a first offense and by a fine of not
less than one hundred fifty dollars nor more than three hundred dollars
for a second offense and each subsequent offense.

* NB Effective June 20, 2022