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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to agriculture|
|Apr 24, 2013||referred to agriculture|
senate Bill S4799
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
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S4799 - Details
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
BILL NUMBER:S4799 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to the care of animals by pet dealers PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this legislation is to improve the existing definition of "pet dealer to include wholesalers, enable localities to inspect pet dealers, improve humane housing standards for pets kept by pet dealers, and require the department to revoke pet dealer licenses upon conviction of animal cruelty. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 400 of the agriculture and markets law is amended to include wholesalers in the definition of "pet dealer." Section 401 of the agriculture and markets law is amended to improve the conditions for dogs housed by pet dealers, including requirements that all dogs over the age of six months have constant and unfettered access to an indoor enclosure; that all dogs receive sufficient indoor space for each dog to turn a complete circle; that all dogs have enough indoor space for each dog to lie down and fully extend their limbs; that each dog have at least twelve feet of indoor floor space for each dog up to twenty five inches long. The section also requires the removal of waste material from primary enclosures at least once per day, and the cleaning of primary enclosures with sterilizing
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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