Bill Text: NY A04245 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Amended

Bill Title: 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, and requires such department to post the reports on their website.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Introduced) 2019-04-17 - print number 4245a [A04245 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A04245-Amended.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 1, 2019
        Introduced  by M. of A. WEPRIN, COLTON -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.
          GLICK, MALLIOTAKIS, McDONOUGH,  MONTESANO,  SIMON  --  read  once  and
          referred to the Committee on Agriculture -- committee discharged, bill
          amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
        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.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1    3.  Each  animal  shelter  shall maintain at least one printed copy of
     2  such annual report to be viewed by the public on site upon request.
     3    §  2.  This  act shall take effect immediately; provided, however that
     4  animal shelters subject to this act shall  have  completed  their  first
     5  annual report no later than January 1, 2024.