A00711 Summary:

BILL NO    A00711B

SAME AS    No same as 

SPONSOR    Rosenthal (MS)

COSPNSR    Kellner, Schimel, Titone, Weisenberg, Moya, Englebright

MLTSPNSR   Cahill, Lupardo, Millman, Ortiz

Amd S6704-a, Ed L

Authorizes the provision of free spaying and neutering services in lieu of
self-instructional course work for continuing education requirements for
veterinarians with services provided in the office of a licensed veterinarian.
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A00711 Actions:

BILL NO    A00711B

01/09/2013 referred to higher education
06/06/2013 amend and recommit to higher education
06/06/2013 print number 711a
06/11/2013 reported referred to rules
01/08/2014 referred to higher education
04/03/2014 amend and recommit to higher education
04/03/2014 print number 711b
04/29/2014 reported 
05/01/2014 advanced to third reading cal.593
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A00711 Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A00711 Memo:

BILL NUMBER:A711B

TITLE OF BILL:  An act to amend the education law, in relation to
providing free spaying and neutering services in lieu of
self-instructional course work for continuing education requirements
for veterinarians

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:  The purpose of this legislation is
to allow veterinarians to satisfy a portion of their triennial
registration requirement by performing free spay and neuter services
in conjunction with a municipality, SPCA, humane society or animal
protection association.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section one amends subdivision 2 of section 6704-a of the education
law, as added by chapter 328 of the laws of 2010.

Section two sets forth the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:  Existing law requires veterinarians to register
triennially with the State Education Department, and complete a
minimum of forty-five hours of-acceptable formal continuing education,
a maximum of twenty-two and one-half hours of which may be
self-instructional coursework acceptable to the department. This
training offers obvious value, but could be improved by encouraging
continuing education that also benefits the communities they serve.
Allowing veterinarians to use the triennial registration period to
perform community service would reduce the animal shelter overcrowding
that leads to euthanasia as well as the economic burden for
municipalities experiencing growing budget shortfalls.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: A.1663 of 2011-2012

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:  By encouraging veterinarians to perform
volunteer spay and neuter services, the effect of this legislation
would be to lower shelter costs for municipalities including New York
City.

EFFECTIVE DATE:  This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after
it shall have become a law.
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A00711 Text:

                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
       ________________________________________________________________________

                                        711--B

                              2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y

                                      (PREFILED)

                                    January 9, 2013
                                      ___________

       Introduced  by M. of A. ROSENTHAL, KELLNER, SCHIMEL, TITONE, WEISENBERG,
         MOYA, ENGLEBRIGHT -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.  CAHILL,  LUPARDO,
         MILLMAN,  ORTIZ  --  read once and referred to the Committee on Higher
         Education -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted  as
         amended  and  recommitted  to  said  committee  --  recommitted to the
         Committee on Higher Education in accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec.
         2 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended
         and recommitted to said committee

       AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to providing free spaying
         and  neutering  services in lieu of self-instructional course work for
         continuing education requirements for veterinarians

         THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
       BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

    1    Section  1.  Subdivision  2 of section 6704-a of the education law, as
    2  added by chapter 328 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
    3    2. (A) During each triennial  registration  period  an  applicant  for
    4  registration  shall complete a minimum of forty-five hours of acceptable
    5  formal continuing education, a maximum of twenty-two and one-half  hours
    6  of  which may be self-instructional coursework acceptable to the depart-
    7  ment.
    8    (I) SELF-INSTRUCTIONAL COURSEWORK MAY INCLUDE FREE SPAYING AND NEUTER-
    9  ING AND OTHER VETERINARY SERVICES IN CONJUNCTION  WITH  A  MUNICIPALITY,
   10  DULY  INCORPORATED  NOT-FOR-PROFIT SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY
   11  TO ANIMALS, DULY  INCORPORATED  HUMANE  SOCIETY,  OR  DULY  INCORPORATED
   12  ANIMAL PROTECTION ASSOCIATION OR PERSONS WHO WOULD OTHERWISE BE ELIGIBLE
   13  UNDER  PARAGRAPH  (A) OF SUBDIVISION THREE OF SECTION ONE HUNDRED SEVEN-
   14  TEEN-A OF THE AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS LAW, PROVIDED THAT  SUCH  SERVICES
   15  BE  ADMINISTERED AT PRACTICES, FACILITIES AND PROPERTIES THAT ARE APPRO-
   16  PRIATELY EQUIPPED AND STAFFED TO PROVIDE SUCH SERVICES.

        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD02228-04-4
       A. 711--B                           2

    1    (II) THE DEPARTMENT MAY OFFSET UP TO  THREE  HOURS  OF  THE  REQUISITE
    2  NUMBER  OF HOURS OF CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIRED PURSUANT TO THIS PARA-
    3  GRAPH BY THE NUMBER OF FREE SPAYING AND NEUTERING SERVICES  RENDERED  BY
    4  AN  APPLICANT, AT A RATE OF ONE-HALF OF ONE HOUR OF CONTINUING EDUCATION
    5  FOR  EACH  HOUR  OF FREE SPAYING AND NEUTERING SERVICES, PROVIDED THAT A
    6  VETERINARIAN SHALL BE REQUIRED TO  PROVIDE  FOLLOW-UP  SERVICE  FOR  ANY
    7  POST-OPERATIVE  COMPLICATIONS  RELATED  TO THE SURGERY THAT ARISE WITHIN
    8  TWENTY-FOUR HOURS OF PERFORMING THE SURGERY, AND SHALL ALSO BE  REQUIRED
    9  TO COMPLETE THE CORE REQUIREMENTS ESTABLISHED BY THE DEPARTMENT.
   10    (B)  Any  veterinarian  whose  first  registration  date following the
   11  effective date of this section occurs less than three  years  from  such
   12  effective  date,  but  on  or  after January first, two thousand twelve,
   13  shall complete continuing education hours on a  prorated  basis  at  the
   14  rate  of  one  and  one-quarter hours per month for the period beginning
   15  January first, two thousand twelve up to  the  first  registration  date
   16  thereafter.  A  licensee  who has not satisfied the mandatory continuing
   17  education requirements shall not  be  issued  a  triennial  registration
   18  certificate  by the department and shall not practice unless and until a
   19  conditional registration certificate is issued as provided  in  subdivi-
   20  sion  three  of  this  section, or until he or she has otherwise met the
   21  requirements of this section. The individual  licensee  shall  determine
   22  the  selection  of  courses or programs of study pursuant to subdivision
   23  four of this section.
   24    S 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
   25  have become a law.
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