BILL NO A00656
SAME AS No same as
SPONSOR Rosenthal (MS)
MLTSPNSR Colton, Cook, Hooper, McDonough, Weisenberg
Add S816, Ed L
Prohibits vivisection at colleges, universities, professional, proprietary or
graduate schools in the state where a scientifically and educationally
satisfactory method or strategy exists; defines vivisection to mean
experimentation through surgery on a living organism to view living internal
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N A S S E M B L Y
January 9, 2013
Introduced by M. of A. ROSENTHAL, WEPRIN -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of
A. COLTON, COOK, HOOPER, McDONOUGH, WEISENBERG -- read once and
referred to the Committee on Higher Education
AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to prohibiting vivisec-
tion at colleges and universities in the state where a scientifically
and educationally satisfactory method or strategy exists
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
1 Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 816 to
2 read as follows:
3 S 816. VIVISECTION PROHIBITED. 1. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:
4 (A) "VIVISECTION" MEANS EXPERIMENTATION THROUGH SURGERY ON A LIVING
5 ORGANISM TO VIEW LIVING INTERNAL STRUCTURE.
6 (B) "SCIENTIFICALLY AND EDUCATIONALLY SATISFACTORY METHOD OR STRATEGY"
7 MEANS A TEACHING METHOD OR STRATEGY THAT ACCOMPLISHES THE GOAL OF THE
8 PROPOSED EDUCATION OR TRAINING OR TEACHING METHOD OR STRATEGY THAT IS
9 USED BY A MAJORITY OF OTHER INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO ACCOM-
10 PLISH THE SAME GOAL.
11 2. VIVISECTION IS PROHIBITED AT ALL COLLEGES, UNIVERSITIES, PROFES-
12 SIONAL, PROPRIETARY OR GRADUATE SCHOOLS IN THE STATE WHERE AN ALTERNA-
13 TIVE SCIENTIFICALLY AND EDUCATIONALLY SATISFACTORY METHOD OR STRATEGY
15 S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
16 it shall have become a law.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.