senate Bill S1700

Limits animal dealers exempt under the provision of article 7 of such law relating to the licensing, identification and control of dogs

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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO AGRICULTURE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO AGRICULTURE

Summary

Limits the animal dealers that are exempt under the provisions of article 7 of the agriculture and markets law relating to the licensing, identification and control of dogs; applies provisions to dealers licensed as a class A dealer under the Federal Animal Welfare Act that sells dogs exclusively to USDA registered research facilities; requires a certificate of exemption.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1123
Versions:
S1700
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §107, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S6218, A7628

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S1700

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to
limiting the animal dealers exempt under the provisions
of article 7 of such law
relating to the licensing, identification and control of dogs

PURPOSE: This bill will ensure that Class A dog
breeders, except those
selling dogs exclusively to USDA registered research facilities, are
subject to the same licensing provision as other classifications of
breeders within the state.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Subdivision 4 of
section 107,
contained with article 7 of the NYS Agriculture and Markets laws,
shall be amended by section 1 of part (T) of chapter 59 of the laws
of 2010.

JUSTIFICATION: While USDA Class A license holders for
commercial dog
breeding frequently have as many as 600 adult breeding dogs and are
responsible for a significant percentage of our state's overburdened
animal shelter system, these professional breeders are exempt from
making contributions to state Animal Population Control Fund
programs. Removing this inappropriate exception will yield additional
revenue that can be applied to spay and neuter programs capable of
reducing shelter populations and eliminating the unnecessary
euthanasia of animals.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: S. 6218 of 2012 Referenced to
Senate Agriculture Committee.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act will take effect on the one
hundred twentieth
day after it shall have become a law.

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

                                  1700

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GRISANTI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Agriculture

AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to limiting
  the animal dealers exempt under the provisions of article  7  of  such
  law relating to the licensing, identification and control of dogs

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 4 of section 107 of the agriculture and markets
law, as amended by section 1 of part T of chapter  59  of  the  laws  of
2010, is amended to read as follows:
  4. This article shall not apply to any dog confined to the premises of
any  person,  firm or corporation engaged in the business of breeding or
raising dogs for profit and licensed as  a  class  A  dealer  under  the
Federal [Laboratory] Animal Welfare Act, PROVIDED SUCH DEALER SELLS DOGS
EXCLUSIVELY  TO  USDA  REGISTERED RESEARCH FACILITIES AND HAS OBTAINED A
CERTIFICATE OF EXEMPTION.  APPLICATION FOR A  CERTIFICATE  OF  EXEMPTION
SHALL  BE  MADE  ANNUALLY  TO  THE MUNICIPALITIES IN WHICH THE DEALER IS
LOCATED AND SHALL BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ATTESTATION THAT ALL SALES ARE TO
A USDA REGISTERED RESEARCH FACILITY.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it shall have become a law.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04742-01-3

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