Bill Text: NY S06221 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Requires owners and trainers to complete an online training course detailing their responsibilities as a condition of their licensure; requires educational material established by the department of agriculture and markets regarding the responsible and humane retirement of horses to be distributed by equine veterinarians in the state.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-05-23 - REFERRED TO RACING, GAMING AND WAGERING [S06221 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S06221-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK


                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                    IN SENATE

                                      May 23, 2019

        Introduced  by Sen. MARTINEZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Racing, Gaming and  Wager-

        AN  ACT  to  amend the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law and
          the agriculture and markets law, in relation to  the  notification  of
          responsible and humane retirement of horses to trainers and owners

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. The  racing,  pari-mutuel  wagering  and  breeding  law  is
     2  amended by adding a new section 130 to read as follows:
     3    § 130. Completion of online training course. Any owner or trainer that
     4  is  required  to be licensed pursuant to this chapter, shall complete an
     5  online training course, established pursuant to subdivision fifty-one of
     6  section sixteen of  the  agriculture  and  markets  law,  detailing  the
     7  responsibilities  of  the  owner  and  trainer  as  a  condition of such
     8  license.
     9    § 2. Section 16 of the agriculture  and  markets  law  is  amended  by
    10  adding two new subdivisions 50 and 51 to read as follows:
    11    50.  Establish  educational  material  regarding  the  responsible and
    12  humane retirement of horses which shall be distributed by equine veteri-
    13  narians in the state.
    14    51. Establish an online training course to be administered  to  owners
    15  and trainers detailing the responsibilities of such owners and trainers,
    16  including the responsible and humane retirement of race horses.
    17    §  3.  This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however, that
    18  section two of this act shall take effect on the one  hundred  eightieth
    19  day  after  it  shall  have become a law; the addition, amendment and/or
    20  repeal of any rule or regulation necessary  for  the  implementation  of
    21  this act on its effective date is authorized to be made and completed on
    22  or before such effective date.

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