S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2009-2010 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
October 7, 2009
Introduced by Sen. KLEIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to the use of live
fish in pedicure procedures
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
404-b to read as follows:
S 404-B. USE OF LIVE FISH IN PEDICURE PROCEDURES PROHIBITED. 1. NO
OWNER OR OPERATOR OF AN APPEARANCE ENHANCEMENT BUSINESS SHALL KNOWINGLY:
A. PERFORM A PEDICURE PROCEDURE THAT INVOLVES THE USE OF LIVE FISH IN
ANY MANNER, OR
B. DIRECT AN AGENT OR EMPLOYEE OF SUCH BUSINESS TO PERFORM A PEDICURE
PROCEDURE THAT INVOLVES THE USE OF LIVE FISH IN ANY MANNER.
2. A FIRST VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE PUNISHABLE BY A CIVIL
PENALTY OF NOT MORE THAN TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS. A SECOND OR ANY
SUBSEQUENT VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE A CLASS B MISDEMEANOR.
S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.