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SB2389 Actions:

BILL NO    S02389 

01/17/2013 REFERRED TO AGRICULTURE
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SB2389 Text:

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

                                         2389

                              2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                                   I N  S E N A T E

                                   January 17, 2013
                                      ___________

       Introduced  by  Sen.  ADAMS  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
         printed to be committed to the Committee on Agriculture

       AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets  law,  in  relation  to  the
         euthanasia of horses

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

    1    Section 1. Section 374 of the agriculture and markets law  is  amended
    2  by adding a new subdivision 4-a to read as follows:
    3    4-A.  A.  EXCEPT  AS  PROVIDED  IN PARAGRAPH B OF THIS SUBDIVISION, NO
    4  STATE AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OR ANY POLITICAL SUBDIVISION THEREOF WHICH OWNS
    5  A HORSE SHALL INDEPENDENTLY EUTHANIZE SUCH HORSE UNLESS SUCH STATE AGEN-
    6  CY, DEPARTMENT OR POLITICAL SUBDIVISION THEREOF HAS FIRST MADE A REASON-
    7  ABLE ATTEMPT TO DONATE SUCH  HORSE  TO  A  NOT-FOR-PROFIT  ORGANIZATION,
    8  WHERE  SUCH  NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATION AGREES TO PROVIDE FOR THE FEED-
    9  ING, CARE AND MAINTENANCE  OF  SUCH  HORSE.  UPON  SATISFACTION  OF  THE
   10  PROVISIONS OF THIS PARAGRAPH, SUCH STATE AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OR POLITICAL
   11  SUBDIVISION  THEREOF WHICH OWNS A HORSE MAY INDEPENDENTLY EUTHANIZE SUCH
   12  HORSE, PROVIDED THAT SUCH HORSE IS EUTHANIZED BY A CERTIFIED  EUTHANASIA
   13  TECHNICIAN,  A  LICENSED VETERINARIAN OR A LICENSED VETERINARIAN TECHNI-
   14  CIAN IN A MANNER CONSISTENT WITH THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION THREE  OF
   15  THIS SECTION.
   16    B.  NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF PARAGRAPH A OF THIS SUBDIVISION,
   17  A STATE AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OR POLITICAL SUBDIVISION THEREOF WHICH OWNS A
   18  HORSE MAY EUTHANIZE SUCH HORSE BY GUNSHOT AS AN EMERGENCY MEASURE FOR AN
   19  ANIMAL THAT IS POSING AN IMMINENT THREAT OF SERIOUS PHYSICAL INJURY TO A
   20  PERSON OR TO ANOTHER ANIMAL AND WHERE THE USE OF THE METHOD OF  EUTHANA-
   21  SIA  SET FORTH IN SUBDIVISION THREE OF THIS SECTION IS RENDERED IMPOSSI-
   22  BLE OR WHERE A SEVERELY INJURED HORSE IS SUFFERING AND CANNOT  OTHERWISE
   23  BE AIDED.
   24    S  2.  This  act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall
   25  have become a law.

        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD06043-01-3
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