New York Agriculture & Markets Law
Review by Commissioner
If the claimant desires to appeal the county treasurer’s disapproval of his claim or if he is dissatisfied with the amount of the damage as set forth in the assessor’s report, he may, within ten days after the receipt of the report, present to the commissioner a request for a review. The county treasurer may, within ten days after receiving the report of the assessor, if dissatisfied with the damages stated in the report, present to the commissioner a request for a review. Upon receipt of such request, from either the claimant or the county treasurer, the commissioner shall cause an investigation to be made of the facts surrounding the death of the animal or animals described therein and the amount of damage incurred thereby for which indemnification should be made in accordance with the intent of this article. The claimant shall permit the commissioner or his duly authorized representative to enter the premises where the animal or animals for which indemnification is claimed were kept, harbored or pastured, and shall furnish to the commissioner or his duly authorized representative whatever information and proof may be available to the claimant and deemed necessary by the commissioner or his representative to complete the investigation. After the completion of such investigation the commissioner shall make his decision in writing as set forth in the preceding section.