senate Bill S334

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Establishes a five percent surcharge on the sale of animals by pet dealers

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Jan 08, 2014 referred to agriculture
Jan 09, 2013 referred to agriculture

S334 - Details

Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add §380, Ag & Mkts L; add §99-u, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S4836

S334 - Summary

Establishes a five percent surcharge on the sale of animals by pet dealers and the animal shelter and wildlife rehabilitator account to be administered by an animal protection organization to be chosen by the comptroller and the commissioner of taxation and finance.

S334 - Sponsor Memo

S334 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   334

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- 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  five 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 FIVE 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.
                                                           LBD03383-01-3

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