A03906 Summary:

BILL NOA03906
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORKatz
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSRFinch, 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 NOA03906
 
01/28/2015referred to agriculture
01/06/2016referred to agriculture
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A03906 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A3906
 
SPONSOR: Katz (MS)
  TITLE OF BILL: 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   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 eutha- nasia, 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:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          3906
 
                               2015-2016 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    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    § 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    § 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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