BILL NO A03906
SAME AS No same as
SPONSOR Katz (MS)
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.
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
3. Each animal shelter shall maintain at least one printed copy of
such annual report to be viewed by the public onsite upon request.
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
To be determined.
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.
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
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
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
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.