senate Bill S5313B

Requires all pet crematorium & cemeteries to comply with NY law

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 05 / May / 2011
    • REFERRED TO CONSUMER PROTECTION
  • 12 / Oct / 2011
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO CONSUMER PROTECTION
  • 12 / Oct / 2011
    • PRINT NUMBER 5313A
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO CONSUMER PROTECTION
  • 19 / Jan / 2012
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO CONSUMER PROTECTION
  • 19 / Jan / 2012
    • PRINT NUMBER 5313B
  • 21 / May / 2012
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO COMMERCE, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND SMALL BUSINESS
  • 21 / Jun / 2012
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 21 / Jun / 2012
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1513
  • 21 / Jun / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 21 / Jun / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 21 / Jun / 2012
    • REFERRED TO CONSUMER AFFAIRS AND PROTECTION

Summary

Relates to requiring individuals and businesses who offer or solicit pet cremation or burial services for profit to use a facility that is in compliance with New York state laws.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8618A
Versions:
S5313
S5313A
S5313B
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง750-b, Gen Bus L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S5313B

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the general
business law, in relation to requiring individuals and
businesses who offer or solicit pet cremation or burial services for
profit use a facility that is in compliance with New York state laws

PURPOSE:
The purpose of this bill is to require persons, businesses or entities
that operate as pet cemeteries or pet crematoriums to be licensed.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
This bill amends section 1 of section 750-b of the General Business
Law, as added by chapter 526 of the laws of 1992.

JUSTIFICATION:
There are various entities in New York who are now offering and
soliciting pet cremation and burial services to pet owners. These
entities who are not licensed to perform these services, are for
higher profits, avoiding using a licensed New York State cremation
facility. Pets are being sent out of New York State as far as
Pennsylvania, where state regulation laws do not protect the New York
consumer. New York's many regulations concerning crematories and
cemeteries protect the consumer and our citizens need to know that
their beloved pet remains are being handled in a proper manner.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
This is a new bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to the state.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately and shall apply to relevant services provided
after December

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 5313--B

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Consumer  Protection  --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee  --  recommitted  to  the  Committee  on
  Consumer  Protection  in  accordance  with  Senate  Rule  6, sec. 8 --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to requiring indi-
  viduals  and  businesses  who offer or solicit pet cremation or burial
  services for profit use a facility that is in compliance with New York
  state laws

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Section  750-b  of  the general business law, as added by
chapter 526 of the laws of 1992, is amended to read as follows:
  S 750-b. License required. [On and after July  thirty-first,  nineteen
hundred  ninety-three,  no person shall engage for a fee in the business
of operating a pet cemetery  or  pet  crematorium  or  hold  himself  or
herself out as being able so to do unless he or she is licensed therefor
pursuant  to  this article] THE STATE SHALL REQUIRE THAT ANY INDIVIDUAL,
BUSINESS, OR ENTITY OFFERING  OR  SOLICITING  PET  CREMATION  OR  BURIAL
SERVICES  FOR PROFIT, IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK, USE A LICENSED CREMATORY
OR CEMETERY LOCATED IN, LICENSED BY, AND SUBJECT TO  REGULATION  BY  THE
STATE  OF  NEW YORK.   Nothing [herein] IN THIS SECTION shall prohibit a
person licensed in accordance with the provisions of this  article  from
employing  individuals  to  assist in the operation of a pet cemetery or
pet crematorium.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11419-04-2

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