Summary: Authorizes the commissioner of agriculture and markets to enter into agreements with animal welfare organizations to provide care for animals during emergencies and disasters.
§ 2. The agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a new section 411 to read as follows:
§ 411. AGREEMENTS WITH ANIMAL WELFARE ORGANIZATIONS FOR ASSISTANCE IN EMERGENCIES AND DISASTERS. THE COMMISSIONER IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO ENTER INTO AGREEMENTS WITH ANIMAL WELFARE ORGANIZATIONS AT NO DIRECT COST TO THE STATE TO SUPPORT THE PREVENTION OF, PREPAREDNESS FOR, RESPONSE TO, AND RECOVERY FROM EMERGENCIES AND DISASTERS AFFECTING ANIMALS IN NEW YORK STATE.