New York Agriculture & Markets Law
Appraisal of Diseased Animals
Each animal directed to be slaughtered shall be appraised at its market value. The appraiser shall make and transmit to the commissioner a certificate of appraisal and shall deliver to the owner a copy of such appraisal certificate. If the owner is dissatisfied with the amount of the appraisal he may, within ten days after the delivery of the copy of appraisal certificate, make written application to the commissioner for a review of the appraisal. Upon receipt of such application, the commissioner shall cause an investigation to be made as to the market value of the animals referred to in the application for a review. Upon completion of such investigation, the commissioner shall render a decision either confirming the appraisal or modifying it by an increase or a decrease of the amount of the appraisal as justice may require, and shall state in his decision the reasons therefor and shall transmit a copy of the decision to the owner. The decision of the commissioner may be reviewed by a proceeding under article eight of the civil practice law and rules.