|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to agriculture|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to agriculture|
senate Bill S1922
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1922 - Details
S1922 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1922 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to the sale of birds by pet dealers PURPOSE: To ensure the humane health of bird species before sale to the public, and the assurance that the public are purchasing optimal health birds. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: An amendment is made to Section 402, subdivision 1, of the Agriculture and Markets law specifying the procedure of the sale of birds by pet dealers. Birds not fully weaned cannot be sold unless a pet dealer discloses the bird is not weaned; has provided training of proper hand-feeding to the buyer; and buyer agrees in writing to produce the bird for inspection at least once weekly until a bird is determined to be fully weaned. EXISTING LAW: There are no existing laws for optimal health of bird species in pet dealer stores. JUSTIFICATION: The public is usually unaware of a bird species health in pet dealer stores. While no pet dealer shall knowingly sell any cat or dog younger than eight weeks of age, a bird can be sold at a young age since there are no restrictions in place to prohibit a pet dealer from performing this act. Birds need to sustain a certain weight in
S1922 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1922 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. ADDABBO -- 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 the sale of birds by pet dealers THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 402 of the agriculture and markets law, as amended by chapter 110 of the laws of 2012, is amended to read as follows: 1. The name and address of the person from whom each animal was acquired. If the person from whom the animal was obtained is a dealer licensed by the United States department of agriculture, the person's name, address, and federal dealer identification number. If the person from whom the animal was obtained is a dealer licensed by the depart- ment, the person's name, address, and state dealer identification number. In the case of cats, if a cat is placed in the custody or possession of the pet dealer and the source of origin is unknown, the pet dealer shall state the source of origin as unknown, accompanied by the date, time, and location of receipt. Notwithstanding the provisions of this subdivision, no pet dealer shall knowingly buy, sell, exhibit, transport, or offer for sale, exhibition, or transportation any stolen animal. No pet dealer shall knowingly sell any cat or dog younger than eight weeks of age. NO PET DEALER SHALL SELL ANY BIRD AT RETAIL THAT HAS NOT BEEN FULLY WEANED; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT A PET DEALER MAY SELL SUCH BIRD IF: (A) DISCLOSURE IS MADE BY THE PET DEALER IN WRITING TO THE BUYER THAT THE BIRD IS NOT WEANED; (B) THE PET DEALER PROVIDES TRAINING TO THE BUYER ON PROPER HAND-FEED- ING OF THE BIRD OR HAS A REASONABLE BELIEF THAT THE BUYER POSSESSES SUCH KNOWLEDGE; AND EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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