senate Bill S2097

Amended

Requires all pet crematorium & cemeteries to comply with NY law

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 10 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CONSUMER PROTECTION
  • 18 / Apr / 2013
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO CONSUMER PROTECTION
  • 18 / Apr / 2013
    • PRINT NUMBER 2097A
  • 29 / Apr / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.444
  • 30 / Apr / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 01 / May / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 06 / May / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 06 / May / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 06 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CONSUMER AFFAIRS AND PROTECTION
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CONSUMER PROTECTION
  • 25 / Apr / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO CONSUMER PROTECTION
  • 25 / Apr / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 2097B
  • 05 / May / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.495
  • 06 / May / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 07 / May / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 18 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 18 / Jun / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 18 / Jun / 2014
    • 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 law.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3179
Versions:
S2097
S2097A
S2097B
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง750-b, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S5313B, A8618A

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S2097

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,
to require businesses offering pet cremation or burial services in New
York to use a licensed New York crematory.

Section 2: Effective date.

EXISTING LAW:

Section 1 of section 750-b of the General Business Law, as added by
chapter 526 of the laws of 1992, is amended.

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: S.5313B of 2011 - Passed Senate 06/21/12

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the State.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

EFFECTIVE DATE: This bill shall apply immediately and shall take
effect immediately.

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

                                  2097

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection

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.
                                                           LBD04339-01-3

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