senate Bill S2271

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Restricts the performance of surgical devocalization procedures on dogs and cats

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to agriculture
Jan 15, 2013 referred to agriculture

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S2271 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1204
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add §365-a, amd §374, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A3431A, A3431D, S6167C
2009-2010: A11684

S2271 - Summary

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

S2271 - Sponsor Memo

S2271 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2271

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 15, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GRISANTI -- 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 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
DEPARTMENT SHALL MAINTAIN ALL NOTICES RECEIVED  UNDER  THIS  SUBDIVISION
FOR FOUR YEARS FROM THE DATE OF RECEIPT.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00470-01-3

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