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
STATE OF NEW YORK
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
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 § 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 § 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.