senate Bill S4799

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the care of animals by pet dealers

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to agriculture
Apr 24, 2013 referred to agriculture

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S4799 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1655A
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§400 - 405, add §408, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
A10150A

S4799 - Summary

Relates to the care of animals by pet dealers; establishes care and breeding standards for pet dealers when dealing with dogs.

S4799 - Sponsor Memo

S4799 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4799

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 24, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MARTINS -- 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 care
  of animals by pet dealers

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subdivision 4 of section 400 of the agriculture and markets
law, as amended by chapter 687 of the laws of 2006, is amended and a new
subdivision 5 is added to read as follows:
  4. "Pet Dealer" means any person who:
  (A)  HAS  POSSESSION OF MORE THAN TEN SEXUALLY INTACT FEMALE DOGS OVER
THE AGE OF ONE YEAR FOR THE PURPOSE OF BREEDING THOSE ANIMALS AND  SELL-
ING ANY OFFSPRING AS HOUSEHOLD PETS; OR
  (B) engages in the sale or offering for sale of more than nine animals
per year for profit [to the public. Such definition shall include breed-
ers 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.
  5.  "RETAIL  PET STORE" MEANS A PERSON OR RETAIL ESTABLISHMENT OPEN TO
THE PUBLIC WHERE DOGS ARE BOUGHT, SOLD, EXCHANGED, OR OFFERED FOR RETAIL
SALE DIRECTLY TO THE PUBLIC TO BE KEPT AS PETS, BUT THAT DOES NOT ENGAGE
IN ANY BREEDING OF DOGS FOR THE PURPOSE OF SELLING ANY OFFSPRING FOR USE
AS A HOUSEHOLD PET.
  S 2. Section 401 of the agriculture and markets law, as added by chap-
ter 259 of the laws of 2000, paragraph (h) of subdivision  1,  paragraph
(a) of subdivision 5 and subdivision 7 as added, paragraph (c) of subdi-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05605-03-3

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