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A06357 Summary:

MLTSPNSRGlick, McDonough, Simon
Add §374-a, Ag & Mkts L
Requires animal shelters to annually report on intake and disposition of animals and the number of animals turned away by such shelters; requires shelters to submit such reports to the department of agriculture and markets; requires such department to post the reports on their website.
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A06357 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                      April 5, 2023
        Introduced  by M. of A. WEPRIN, COLTON -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.
          GLICK, McDONOUGH, SIMON -- read once and referred to the Committee  on
        AN  ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to requir-
          ing animal shelters to prepare annual reports

          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. Any animal  shelter  shall,
     4  by March first of each year, prepare an annual report disclosing:
     5    (a)  the  number  of  animal  intakes,  including,  but not limited to
     6  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, including, but not  limited  to
    11  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; and
    18    (c) the number of animals that have been turned away from the shelter,
    19  and the reason such animals were turned away.
    20    2. Each animal shelter shall send such report to the department  elec-
    21  tronically,  and  such  department  shall  publish  such  reports on its
    22  website.
    23    3. Each animal shelter shall maintain at least  one  printed  copy  of
    24  such annual report to be viewed by the public on site upon request.

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

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     1    §  2.  This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however, that
     2  animal shelters subject to this act shall  have  completed  their  first
     3  annual report no later than January 1, 2028.
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