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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to agriculture|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to agriculture|
senate Bill S1028
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1028 - Details
S1028 - Summary
Establishes a twelve percent surcharge on the sale of animals by pet dealers and an animal shelter and wildlife rehabilitator account to be administered by an animal protection organization to be chosen by the comptroller and the commissioner of agriculture and markets.
S1028 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1028 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to establishing a twelve percent surcharge on the sale of animals by pet dealers; and to amend the state finance law, in relation to establishing the "New York animal shelter and wildlife rehabilitator account" PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Establishing a special account entitled the 'New York animal shelter and wildlife rehabilitator so as to ensure humane societies are subsidized for the protection and care of unwanted animals. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1. This agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a new section 380. * Establishes that whenever a pet dealer sells an animal there shall be a levy to the amount of twelve percent of the total price of the animal. For the purposes of this section, pet dealer's shall be defined as any person who engages in the sale or offering of more than nine animals a year. This applies to breeders although breeders who sell or offer for sale directly to consumer's less than twenty five animals a year that are born and raised on their premises shall not be considered pet dealers.
S1028 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1028 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SERRANO -- 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 estab- lishing a twelve percent surcharge on the sale of animals by pet deal- ers; and to amend the state finance law, in relation to establishing the "New York animal shelter and wildlife rehabilitator account" 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 380 to read as follows: S 380. ANIMAL SALE SURCHARGE. 1. WHENEVER ANY PET DEALER SELLS ANY ANIMAL, THERE SHALL BE LEVIED UPON SUCH PET DEALER A MANDATORY SURCHARGE IN THE AMOUNT OF TWELVE PERCENT OF THE TOTAL OF THE PRICE OF THE ANIMAL AND ANY ANCILLARY PRODUCTS SOLD ON THE DATE SUCH ANIMAL WAS PURCHASED. SUCH MANDATORY SURCHARGE SHALL BE PAID TO THE STATE COMPTROLLER WHO SHALL DEPOSIT SUCH MONEY IN THE STATE TREASURY TO THE CREDIT OF THE NEW YORK ANIMAL SHELTER AND WILDLIFE REHABILITATOR ACCOUNT ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SECTION NINETY-NINE-U OF THE STATE FINANCE LAW. 2. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM "PET DEALER" SHALL MEAN ANY PERSON WHO ENGAGES IN THE SALE OR OFFERING FOR SALE OF MORE THAN NINE ANIMALS PER YEAR FOR PROFIT TO THE PUBLIC. SUCH DEFINITION SHALL INCLUDE BREEDERS WHO SELL OR OFFER TO SELL ANIMALS; PROVIDED THAT A BREEDER WHO SELLS OR OFFERS TO SELL DIRECTLY TO THE CONSUMER FEWER THAN TWENTY-FIVE ANIMALS PER YEAR THAT ARE BORN AND RAISED ON THE BREEDER'S RESIDENTIAL PREMISES SHALL NOT BE CONSIDERED A PET DEALER AS A RESULT OF SELLING OR OFFERING TO SELL SUCH ANIMALS. SUCH DEFINITION SHALL FURTHER NOT INCLUDE DULY INCORPORATED HUMANE SOCIETIES DEDICATED TO THE CARE OF UNWANTED ANIMALS WHICH MAKE SUCH ANIMALS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION WHETHER OR NOT A FEE FOR SUCH ADOPTION IS CHARGED. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD00556-01-3
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