senate Bill S6436

Makes violations of law relating to the care of animals by pet dealers a misdemeanor

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 23 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO AGRICULTURE

Summary

Makes violations of law relating to the care of animals by pet dealers a misdemeanor.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8892
Versions:
S6436
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง406, Ag & Mkts L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S6436

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the agriculture and markets law, in
relation to making violations of provisions of law relating to the
care of animals by pet dealers a misdemeanor

PURPOSE: This bill will increase the penalty for failure to comply
the provisions of the Agriculture and Markets Law related to "pet
dealers" as defined in that section. Currently a civil penalty, the
bill would make such failure to comply a misdemeanor.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 Amends subdivision 2 of Section 406 of the of the
agriculture and markets law, as amended by Chapter 251 of the laws of
2013, making the violation of the provisions of Ag & Markets law
Article 26-A a misdemeanor.

Section 2 Makes the act effective 30 days after it becomes law.

JUSTIFICATION: The current law lacks sufficient penalty for the
failure to provide adequate shelter for violation by Pet Dealers. The
current penalty is a civil fine, ranging between $100 and $1000. This
bill would increase that to a criminal misdemeanor, providing dogs and
cats the protection they need, and law enforcement officials the tools
they need to ensure that pet dealers are operating in a proper and
legal fashion.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2014: New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect 30 days after it becomes
law.

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

                                  6436

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 23, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. TKACZYK -- 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  making
  violations of provisions of law relating to the care of animals by pet
  dealers a misdemeanor

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 406 of the agriculture and markets
law, as amended by chapter 251 of the laws of 2013, is amended  to  read
as follows:
  2.  Violation of any provision of this article[,] is a [civil offense,
for which a penalty of not less than one hundred dollars  and  not  more
than   one   thousand   dollars  for  each  violation  may  be  imposed]
MISDEMEANOR.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day  after  it  shall
have become a law.







 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13676-01-4

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