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S00098 Summary:

BILL NOS00098A
 
SAME ASSAME AS A08261-A
 
SPONSORBOYLE
 
COSPNSRAVELLA, FUNKE, KRUEGER, MURPHY, ROBACH, SAVINO
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Add 239-b, Ed L
 
Establishes the research animal retirement act; requires research dogs and cats at higher education research facilities or facilities that provide research in collaboration with a higher education facility, to be offered for placement with non-profit animal rescue and shelter organizations; provides that such facilities may enter into agreements with rescue and shelter organizations for implementation.
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S00098 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          98--A
            Cal. No. 919
 
                               2015-2016 Regular Sessions
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                       (Prefiled)
 
                                     January 7, 2015
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by Sens. BOYLE, AVELLA, FUNKE, KRUEGER, MURPHY, ROBACH, SAVI-
          NO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed
          to  the  Committee on Higher Education -- recommitted to the Committee
          on Higher Education in accordance  with  Senate  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --
          reported  favorably  from  said committee, ordered to first and second
          report, ordered to a third reading,  amended  and  ordered  reprinted,
          retaining its place in the order of third reading
 
        AN  ACT  to  amend  the education law, in relation to requiring research
          dogs and cats at certain facilities to be offered for adoption through
          private placement or a non-profit animal rescue and shelter  organiza-
          tion
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
     2  the "Research animal retirement act".
     3    §  2.  The  education  law is amended by adding a new section 239-b to
     4  read as follows:
     5    § 239-b. Research dogs and cats.    1.  A  higher  education  research
     6  facility  that  receives public money, including tax-exempt status, or a
     7  facility that provides research in collaboration with a higher education
     8  facility shall after the completion of any testing or research involving
     9  a dog or cat, assess the health of the dog or cat and determine  whether
    10  it is suitable for adoption. Such facility shall thereafter make reason-
    11  able efforts to offer for adoption the dog or cat determined to be suit-
    12  able for adoption, either through private placement or through an animal
    13  rescue  and  shelter  organization,  a duly incorporated society for the
    14  prevention of cruelty to animals, a duly incorporated humane society, or
    15  a duly incorporated animal protective association that operates physical
    16  animal sheltering facilities and offers household pets to the public for
    17  adoption by way of an established adoption program, prior to euthanizing
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD02532-05-6

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     1  such dog or cat. Nothing in this section shall create a duty  upon  such
     2  an  organization,  association or society to accept a dog or cat offered
     3  by a higher education research facility for adoption.
     4    2.  A  facility  that  is  required to offer dogs or cats for adoption
     5  under this section may enter into an agreement with an animal rescue and
     6  shelter organization, a duly incorporated society for the prevention  of
     7  cruelty to animals, a duly incorporated humane society, or a duly incor-
     8  porated  animal  protective  association  that  operates physical animal
     9  sheltering facilities and  offers  household  pets  to  the  public  for
    10  adoption by way of an established adoption program.
    11    3.  The  attending or institutional veterinarian at a facility that is
    12  required to offer dogs or cats for adoption  under  this  section  shall
    13  have  the  authority  to  assess  the  health of an animal and determine
    14  whether an animal is suitable for adoption.
    15    § 3. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day  after  it  shall
    16  have become a law.
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