|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 14, 2014||referred to consumer affairs and protection|
assembly Bill A8786
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
A8786 (ACTIVE) - Details
A8786 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Enacts "Charlemagne's Law; authorizes a consumer to seek reimbursement for treatment for a unfit cat or dog within 6 months of the purchase of such animal from a pet dealer; provides that, the consumer shall be entitled to reimbursement for all veterinary services related to the condition of the cat or dog which made it unfit for purchase; eliminates the right of a consumer to return for a refund, or return and exchange such unfit cat or dog.
A8786 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8786 I N A S S E M B L Y February 14, 2014 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. TITONE -- read once and referred to the Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to dogs and cats unfit for purchase due to illness, a congenital malformation, or symp- toms of a contagious or infectious disease THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as "Charlemagne's law". S 2. Subdivision 1 of section 753 of the general business law, as amended by chapter 251 of the laws of 2013, is amended to read as follows: 1. If, within [fourteen business days] SIX MONTHS following the sale of an animal subject to this article or receipt of the written notice required by section seven hundred fifty-four of this article, whichever occurred last, a veterinarian of the consumer's choosing, licensed by a state certifies such animal to be unfit for purchase due to illness or the presence of symptoms of a contagious or infectious disease, or if, within one hundred eighty calendar days following such sale or receipt, whichever occurred last, a licensed veterinarian certifies such animal to be unfit for purchase due to a congenital malformation which adverse- ly affects the health of the animal, AND NOTWITHSTANDING THE PRESENCE OF EVIDENCE INDICATING THAT THE CONSUMER MAY HAVE MISTREATED THE ANIMAL IN ANY MANNER OR IF THE ANIMAL HAS BEEN RETURNED FOR NO REASON OTHER THAN A CONDITION DESCRIBED IN THIS SUBDIVISION the pet dealer shall [afford the consumer the right to choose one of the following options: (a) The right to return the animal and receive a refund of the purchase price including sales tax and reasonable veterinary costs directly related to the veterinarian's certification that the animal is unfit for purchase pursuant to this section; (b) The right to return the animal and to receive an exchange animal of the consumer's choice of equivalent value and reasonable veterinary costs directly related to the veterinarian's certification that the animal is unfit for purchase pursuant to this section; or EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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