Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Apr 13, 2010||
enacting clause stricken
|Jan 06, 2010||
referred to agriculture
|Jan 07, 2009||
referred to agriculture
Assembly Bill A255
2009-2010 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - Stricken
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2009-A255 (ACTIVE) - Details
2009-A255 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:A255 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to the microchipping of dogs and the creation of a registry of dogs PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Any person who owns a dog shall ensure that by the age of four months such dog is implanted with a microchip for the purposes of identification including medical history and needs of the dog. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: An amendment that requires dog owners to implant a microchip that includes owner's contact information and dog's medical history. A registry of dogs shall be created at the time of dog licensing. This registry will be made available to veterinarians, shel- ters and kennels for the purposes of identification. JUSTIFICATION: Micro-chipping is a relatively inexpensive and harmless procedure that would provide a safety net for dog owners in case of loss or theft of dog. At time of mandatory licensing, the dogs information and micro-chip number will be added to a newly created registry avail- able to veterinarians, kennels and animal shelters. PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2007-2008 - A1677 01/09/08 - Referred to Agriculture
2009-A255 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 255 2009-2010 Regular Sessions I N A S S E M B L Y (PREFILED) January 7, 2009 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. PERALTA, ESPAILLAT -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. CLARK, HOOPER, J. RIVERA, ROBINSON -- read once and referred to the Committee on Agriculture AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to the microchipping of dogs and the creation of a registry of dogs THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph (c) of subdivision 1 of section 109 of the agri- culture and markets law, as amended by chapter 645 of the laws of 1988, is amended to read as follows: (c) The application shall state the sex, actual or approximate age, breed, color, and official identification number of the dog, and other identification marks, if any, and the name, address, telephone number, county and town, city or village of residence of the owner AND SUCH INFORMATION SHALL BE TRANSMITTED TO THE REGISTRY ON DOGS PURSUANT TO SECTION ONE HUNDRED TWELVE-B OF THIS ARTICLE. S 2. The agriculture and markets law is amended by adding two new sections 112-a and 112-b to read as follows: S 112-A. MICROCHIPPING OF DOGS. 1. ANY PERSON WHO OWNS A DOG SHALL ENSURE THAT BY THE AGE OF FOUR MONTHS SUCH DOG IS IMPLANTED WITH A SPECIAL COMPUTER CHIP DESIGNED TO HOLD INFORMATION RELATING TO IDENTIFI- CATION OF THE OWNER OR CUSTODIAN OF SUCH DOG, CONTACT INFORMATION AND SUCH DOG'S DESCRIPTION AND BREED AND ANY OTHER INFORMATION REQUIRED PURSUANT TO SECTION ONE HUNDRED NINE OF THIS ARTICLE. SUCH INFORMATION SHALL BE TRANSMITTED INTO THE STATE REGISTRY ON DOGS AND SHALL BE COMPATIBLE WITH A MICROCHIP SCANNER OPERATED BY THE COMMISSIONER PURSU- ANT TO SECTION ONE HUNDRED TWELVE-B OF THIS ARTICLE. 2. WHENEVER ANY DOG IS LICENSED PURSUANT TO SECTION ONE HUNDRED TWELVE OF THIS ARTICLE, SUCH LICENSING CONTACT INFORMATION SHALL BE TRANSMITTED EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD00090-01-9
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