senate Bill S6167A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Restricts the performance of surgical devocalization procedures on dogs and cats

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 04, 2012 print number 6167c
amend and recommit to agriculture
May 18, 2012 print number 6167b
amend and recommit to agriculture
Mar 23, 2012 print number 6167a
amend and recommit to agriculture
Jan 09, 2012 referred to agriculture

Bill Amendments

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B
C (Active)
Original
A
B
C (Active)

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S6167 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add §365-a, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A3431A, A3431D
2009-2010: A11684

S6167 - Summary

Restricts the performance of surgical devocalization procedures on dogs and cats.

S6167 - Sponsor Memo

S6167 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6167

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 9, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ZELDIN -- 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
  restricting  the  performance of surgical devocalization procedures on
  dogs and cats

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

  Section  1. The agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a new
section 365-a to read as follows:
  S 365-A. DEVOCALIZATION OF ANIMALS. 1. NO  PERSON  SHALL  PERFORM  THE
SURGICAL  DEVOCALIZATION  OF  A DOG OR CAT EXCEPT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION.
  2. A. SURGICAL DEVOCALIZATION OF A DOG OR CAT SHALL BE PERFORMED  ONLY
BY  A  PERSON  LICENSED  AS  A  VETERINARIAN  IN  THIS  STATE  UNDER THE
PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-FIVE OF THE EDUCATION LAW.
  B. SURGICAL DEVOCALIZATION OF A DOG OR CAT MAY BE PERFORMED ONLY  WHEN
THE  PROCEDURE  IS  MEDICALLY  NECESSARY  TO TREAT OR RELIEVE A PHYSICAL
ILLNESS, DISEASE OR INJURY OR CORRECT A CONGENITAL ABNORMALITY  SUFFERED
BY  THE  ANIMAL,  WHICH  PHYSICAL ILLNESS, DISEASE, INJURY OR CONGENITAL
ABNORMALITY IS CAUSING OR MAY REASONABLY CAUSE THE ANIMAL PHYSICAL  PAIN
OR HARM.
  3. A. ANY PERSON WHO PERFORMS A SURGICAL DEVOCALIZATION PROCEDURE ON A
DOG  OR  CAT  SHALL  PREPARE  A  RECORD  OF THE PROCEDURE CONTAINING THE
FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
  (1) THE NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE ANIMAL'S OWNER;
  (2) THE NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE PERSON FROM WHOM PAYMENT  IS  RECEIVED
FOR THE PROCEDURE;
  (3)  A  DESCRIPTION OF THE ANIMAL, INCLUDING ITS NAME, SPECIES, BREED,
DATE OF BIRTH, SEX, COLOR, MARKINGS AND CURRENT WEIGHT;
  (4) THE LICENSE NUMBER AND MUNICIPALITY THAT ISSUED  THE  LICENSE  FOR
THE ANIMAL;
  (5) THE DATE AND TIME OF THE PROCEDURE;
  (6) THE REASON THE PROCEDURE WAS PERFORMED; AND

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00518-04-2

Co-Sponsors

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S6167A - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add §365-a, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A3431A, A3431D
2009-2010: A11684

S6167A - Summary

Restricts the performance of surgical devocalization procedures on dogs and cats.

S6167A - Sponsor Memo

S6167A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6167--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 9, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. ZELDIN, GRISANTI, KRUEGER, SERRANO -- read twice and
  ordered  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on
  Agriculture -- committee discharged, bill amended,  ordered  reprinted
  as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  agriculture  and  markets  law,  in relation to
  restricting the performance of surgical devocalization  procedures  on
  dogs and cats

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

  Section 1. The agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a  new
section 365-a to read as follows:
  S  365-A.  DEVOCALIZATION  OF  ANIMALS. 1. NO PERSON SHALL PERFORM THE
SURGICAL DEVOCALIZATION OF A DOG OR CAT EXCEPT IN  ACCORDANCE  WITH  THE
PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION.
  2.  A. SURGICAL DEVOCALIZATION OF A DOG OR CAT SHALL BE PERFORMED ONLY
BY A  PERSON  LICENSED  AS  A  VETERINARIAN  IN  THIS  STATE  UNDER  THE
PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-FIVE OF THE EDUCATION LAW.
  B.  SURGICAL DEVOCALIZATION OF A DOG OR CAT MAY BE PERFORMED ONLY WHEN
THE PROCEDURE IS MEDICALLY NECESSARY TO  TREAT  OR  RELIEVE  A  PHYSICAL
ILLNESS,  DISEASE OR INJURY OR CORRECT A CONGENITAL ABNORMALITY SUFFERED
BY THE ANIMAL, WHICH PHYSICAL ILLNESS,  DISEASE,  INJURY  OR  CONGENITAL
ABNORMALITY  IS CAUSING OR MAY REASONABLY CAUSE THE ANIMAL PHYSICAL PAIN
OR HARM.
  3. A. ANY PERSON WHO PERFORMS A SURGICAL DEVOCALIZATION PROCEDURE ON A
DOG OR CAT SHALL PREPARE  A  RECORD  OF  THE  PROCEDURE  CONTAINING  THE
FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
  (1) THE NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE ANIMAL'S OWNER;
  (2)  THE  NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE PERSON FROM WHOM PAYMENT IS RECEIVED
FOR THE PROCEDURE;
  (3) A DESCRIPTION OF THE ANIMAL, INCLUDING ITS NAME,  SPECIES,  BREED,
DATE OF BIRTH, SEX, COLOR, MARKINGS AND CURRENT WEIGHT;
  (4)  THE  LICENSE  NUMBER AND MUNICIPALITY THAT ISSUED THE LICENSE FOR
THE ANIMAL;
  (5) THE DATE AND TIME OF THE PROCEDURE;

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

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S6167B - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add §365-a, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A3431A, A3431D
2009-2010: A11684

S6167B - Summary

Restricts the performance of surgical devocalization procedures on dogs and cats.

S6167B - Sponsor Memo

S6167B - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6167--B

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 9, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. ZELDIN, AVELLA, GRISANTI, KRUEGER, MAZIARZ, SERRANO
  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to
  the Committee on Agriculture -- committee  discharged,  bill  amended,
  ordered  reprinted  as  amended  and  recommitted to said committee --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  agriculture  and  markets  law,  in relation to
  restricting the performance of surgical devocalization  procedures  on
  dogs and cats

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

  Section 1. The agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a  new
section 365-a to read as follows:
  S  365-A.  DEVOCALIZATION  OF  ANIMALS. 1. NO PERSON SHALL PERFORM THE
SURGICAL DEVOCALIZATION OF A DOG OR CAT EXCEPT IN  ACCORDANCE  WITH  THE
PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION.
  2.  A. SURGICAL DEVOCALIZATION OF A DOG OR CAT SHALL BE PERFORMED ONLY
BY A  PERSON  LICENSED  AS  A  VETERINARIAN  IN  THIS  STATE  UNDER  THE
PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-FIVE OF THE EDUCATION LAW.
  B.  SURGICAL DEVOCALIZATION OF A DOG OR CAT MAY BE PERFORMED ONLY WHEN
THE PROCEDURE IS MEDICALLY NECESSARY TO  TREAT  OR  RELIEVE  A  PHYSICAL
ILLNESS,  DISEASE OR INJURY OR CORRECT A CONGENITAL ABNORMALITY SUFFERED
BY THE ANIMAL, WHICH PHYSICAL ILLNESS,  DISEASE,  INJURY  OR  CONGENITAL
ABNORMALITY  IS CAUSING OR MAY REASONABLY CAUSE THE ANIMAL PHYSICAL PAIN
OR HARM.
  3. A. ANY PERSON WHO PERFORMS A SURGICAL DEVOCALIZATION PROCEDURE ON A
DOG OR CAT SHALL INCLUDE INFORMATION RELATED TO THE PROCEDURE  INCLUDING
THE  MEDICAL  NECESSITY  IN  THE ANIMAL'S TREATMENT RECORD AS DEFINED IN
SECTION SIXTY-SEVEN HUNDRED FOURTEEN OF THE EDUCATION LAW.
  B. ANY PERSON WHO PERFORMS A DEVOCALIZATION PROCEDURE ON A DOG OR  CAT
SHALL  REPORT  THE NUMBER IN THE AGGREGATE OF ALL SUCH PROCEDURES TO THE
STATE BOARD FOR VETERINARY MEDICINE ANNUALLY ON OR BEFORE MARCH  THIRTI-
ETH.  THE  BOARD SHALL MAINTAIN ALL NOTICES RECEIVED UNDER THIS SUBDIVI-
SION FOR FOUR YEARS FROM THE DATE OF RECEIPT.

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

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S6167C (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add §365-a, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A3431A, A3431D
2009-2010: A11684

S6167C (ACTIVE) - Summary

Restricts the performance of surgical devocalization procedures on dogs and cats.

S6167C (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6167C (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6167--C

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 9, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. ZELDIN, AVELLA, GRISANTI, KENNEDY, KRUEGER, MAZIARZ,
  PERKINS,  SERRANO  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed
  to  be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Agriculture  --   committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to  said  committee  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  committee  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  agriculture  and  markets  law,  in relation to
  restricting the performance of surgical devocalization  procedures  on
  dogs and cats

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

  Section 1. The agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a  new
section 365-a to read as follows:
  S  365-A.  DEVOCALIZATION  OF  ANIMALS. 1. NO PERSON SHALL PERFORM THE
SURGICAL DEVOCALIZATION OF A DOG OR CAT EXCEPT IN  ACCORDANCE  WITH  THE
PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION.
  2.  A. SURGICAL DEVOCALIZATION OF A DOG OR CAT SHALL BE PERFORMED ONLY
BY A  PERSON  LICENSED  AS  A  VETERINARIAN  IN  THIS  STATE  UNDER  THE
PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-FIVE OF THE EDUCATION LAW.
  B.  SURGICAL DEVOCALIZATION OF A DOG OR CAT MAY BE PERFORMED ONLY WHEN
THE PROCEDURE IS MEDICALLY NECESSARY TO  TREAT  OR  RELIEVE  A  PHYSICAL
ILLNESS,  DISEASE OR INJURY OR CORRECT A CONGENITAL ABNORMALITY SUFFERED
BY THE ANIMAL, WHICH PHYSICAL ILLNESS,  DISEASE,  INJURY  OR  CONGENITAL
ABNORMALITY  IS CAUSING OR MAY REASONABLY CAUSE THE ANIMAL PHYSICAL PAIN
OR HARM.
  3. A. ANY PERSON WHO PERFORMS A SURGICAL DEVOCALIZATION PROCEDURE ON A
DOG OR CAT SHALL INCLUDE INFORMATION RELATED TO THE PROCEDURE  INCLUDING
THE  MEDICAL  NECESSITY  IN  THE ANIMAL'S TREATMENT RECORD AS DEFINED IN
SECTION SIXTY-SEVEN HUNDRED FOURTEEN OF THE EDUCATION LAW.
  B. ANY PERSON WHO PERFORMS A DEVOCALIZATION PROCEDURE ON A DOG OR  CAT
SHALL  REPORT  THE NUMBER IN THE AGGREGATE OF ALL SUCH PROCEDURES TO THE
COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION ANNUALLY ON OR  BEFORE  MARCH  THIRTIETH.  THE

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

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