senate Bill S2570A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes a consumer to seek reimbursement for treatment for an unfit cat or dog within 6 months of the purchase of such animal from a pet dealer

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to consumer protection
Mar 25, 2013 print number 2570a
amend and recommit to consumer protection
Jan 22, 2013 referred to consumer protection

Bill Amendments

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Co-Sponsors

S2570 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §753, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S6093B

S2570 - 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.

S2570 - Sponsor Memo

S2570 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2570

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 22, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BALL  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer 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
added by chapter 431 of the laws of 1988, and such section as renumbered
and the opening paragraph as amended by chapter 68 of the laws of  1993,
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, a
congenital malformation  which  adversely  affects  the  health  of  the
animal,  or  the  presence  of  symptoms  of  a contagious or infectious
disease, 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 AND FOR SUCH VETERINARIAN'S
TREATMENT OF THE ANIMAL FOR THE CONDITION THAT MAKES  THE  ANIMAL  UNFIT
FOR PURCHASE;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07297-01-3

Co-Sponsors

S2570A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §753, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S6093B

S2570A (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.

S2570A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2570A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2570--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 22, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. BALL, SAMPSON -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when  printed  to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection
  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted  as  amended
  and recommitted to said committee

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
added by chapter 431 of the laws of 1988, such section as renumbered and
the  opening  paragraph as amended by chapter 68 of the laws of 1993, 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,  a
congenital  malformation  which  adversely  affects  the  health  of the
animal, or the presence  of  symptoms  of  a  contagious  or  infectious
disease,  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;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07297-02-3

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