A03906 Summary:

BILL NO    A03906 

SAME AS    No same as 

SPONSOR    Katz (MS)

COSPNSR    

MLTSPNSR   Finch, Tenney

Add S374-a, Ag & Mkts L

Relates to requiring animal shelters to prepare annual reports on the number of
animal intakes and dispositions and the types of animals.
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A03906 Actions:

BILL NO    A03906 

01/28/2015 referred to agriculture
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A03906 Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A03906 Memo:

BILL NUMBER:A3906

TITLE OF BILL:

An act to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to
requiring animal shelters to prepare annual reports on the type and
number of animal intakes and dispositions

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

This legislation would require all animal shelters to provide an
annual report that would be available to be viewed by the public by
January first of each year.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1. The agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a new

section 374-a to read as follows:

374-a. Animal shelter annual reports.

1. All animal shelters shall, by January first of each year, prepare
an annual reports disclosing:

(a) the number of animal intakes, and type of animals, including, but
not limited to animals that were:

(i) surrendered by owners; (ii) brought in by animal control,
specified by jurisdiction; and (iii) strays taken in by someone other
than the owner;

(b) the number of animal dispositions, and type of animals, including,
but not limited to animals that:

(i) were adopted; (ii) were released to owners; (iii) were transferred
to other facilities, specified b facility; and (iv)died, specifying
the reason for death, including but not limited to natural causes or
euthanasia, and specifying the reason for such euthanasia.

2. Each animal shelter shall, provided such animal shelter maintain a
website, post a notice on its website that such report is available to
be viewed by the public and shall maintain each annual report for
three years.

3. Each animal shelter shall maintain at least one printed copy of
such annual report to be viewed by the public onsite upon request.

JUSTIFICATION:

Keeping records on the intake of animals in local shelters will allow
for a statistical analysis of the various types and breeds of species
housed in these shelters.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2014 - A7526: referred to agriculture


FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however that animal
shelters subject to this act shall have completed their first annual
report no later than January 1, 2016.
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A03906 Text:

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

                                         3906

                              2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y

                                   January 28, 2015
                                      ___________

       Introduced  by  M.  of  A. KATZ -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. FINCH,
         TENNEY -- read once and referred to the Committee on Agriculture

       AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to  requir-
         ing  animal  shelters to prepare annual reports on the type and number
         of animal intakes and dispositions

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

    1    Section  1. The agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a new
    2  section 374-a to read as follows:
    3    S 374-A. ANIMAL SHELTER ANNUAL REPORTS. 1. ALL ANIMAL SHELTERS  SHALL,
    4  BY JANUARY FIRST OF EACH YEAR, PREPARE AN ANNUAL REPORT DISCLOSING:
    5    (A)  THE NUMBER OF ANIMAL INTAKES, AND TYPE OF ANIMALS, INCLUDING, BUT
    6  NOT LIMITED TO ANIMALS THAT WERE:
    7    (I) SURRENDERED BY OWNERS;
    8    (II) BROUGHT IN BY ANIMAL CONTROL, SPECIFIED BY JURISDICTION; AND
    9    (III) STRAYS TAKEN IN BY SOMEONE OTHER THAN THE OWNER;
   10    (B) THE NUMBER OF ANIMAL DISPOSITIONS, AND TYPE OF ANIMALS, INCLUDING,
   11  BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANIMALS THAT:
   12    (I) WERE ADOPTED;
   13    (II) WERE RELEASED TO OWNERS;
   14    (III) WERE TRANSFERRED TO OTHER FACILITIES, SPECIFIED BY FACILITY; AND
   15    (IV) DIED, SPECIFYING THE REASON FOR DEATH, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED
   16  TO NATURAL CAUSES OR EUTHANASIA, AND  SPECIFYING  THE  REASON  FOR  SUCH
   17  EUTHANASIA.
   18    2. EACH ANIMAL SHELTER SHALL, PROVIDED SUCH ANIMAL SHELTER MAINTAINS A
   19  WEBSITE,  POST  A NOTICE ON ITS WEBSITE THAT SUCH REPORT IS AVAILABLE TO
   20  BE VIEWED BY THE PUBLIC AND SHALL MAINTAIN EACH ANNUAL REPORT FOR  THREE
   21  YEARS.
   22    3.  EACH  ANIMAL  SHELTER  SHALL MAINTAIN AT LEAST ONE PRINTED COPY OF
   23  SUCH ANNUAL REPORT TO BE VIEWED BY THE PUBLIC ONSITE UPON REQUEST.
   24    S 2. This act shall take effect immediately;  provided,  however  that
   25  animal  shelters  subject  to  this act shall have completed their first
   26  annual report no later than January 1, 2018.

        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD04431-01-5
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