|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to agriculture|
|Jan 15, 2013||referred to agriculture|
senate Bill S2271
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S2271 - Details
S2271 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S2271 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to restricting the performance of surgical devocalization procedures on dogs and cats PURPOSE: This bill will prohibit the devocalization of dogs and cats unless there is a medical condition that requires the procedure. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section one of the bill creates section 365-a in the agriculture and.markets law that prohibits the devocalization of cats and dogs unless medically necessary. Subsection two of the bill relates to circumstances where devocalization surgery is allowed including treatment or relief from an illness, disease or injury. Subsection three of the bill relates to the record keeping regarding the procedure with the municipality's clerk. Subsection four of this bill relates to prohibiting the sale of a dog or cat that has been surgically devocalized unless the buyer receives a written notice of the surgery. Subsection five of this bill relates to the definition of devocalization.
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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