senate Bill S7432

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires an veterinary examination of all cats prior to their sale to determine if the animal has any adverse medical conditions

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Dec 17, 2014 signed chap.528
Dec 05, 2014 delivered to governor
Jun 19, 2014 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.556
substituted for a9256
Jun 18, 2014 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1542
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 14, 2014 referred to agriculture

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S7432 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9256
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §401, Ag & Mkts L; amd §753-a, Gen Bus L

S7432 - Bill Texts

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Requires a veterinary examination of all cats prior to their sale to determine if the animal has any adverse medical conditions.

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BILL NUMBER:S7432

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the agriculture and markets law and the
general business law, in relation to veterinarian examination

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF THE BILL: To require a veterinary examina-
tion of all cats prior to their sale to determine if the animal has any
adverse medical conditions.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section one amends subdivision 5 of section 401 of the agriculture and
markets law, as amended by chapter 110 of the laws of 2012.

Section two amends section 753-a of the general business law, as amended
by chapter. 110 of the laws of 2010.

Section three sets forth the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: This bill will fix a longstanding and unintentional
loophole in the pet dealer law relating to cats. Current law does not
require cats to be examined by a veterinarian prior to sale; the law
only covers dogs. This bill is designed to ensure that animals purchased
in New York State do not suffer from serious, life-threatening medical
conditions, the treatment of which can cost many thousands of dollars.
The veterinarian examination guarantees that any medical condition,
congenital or otherwise, is disclosed to the consumer and/or treated.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: TO STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT: None to the state.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  7432

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 14, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. VALESKY -- 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 and the general business
  law, in relation to veterinarian examination

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

  Section  1. Paragraph (c) of subdivision 5 of section 401 of the agri-
culture and markets law, as amended by chapter 110 of the laws of  2012,
is amended to read as follows:
  (c) Within five business days of receipt, but prior to sale of any dog
OR  CAT,  the pet dealer shall have a duly licensed veterinarian conduct
an examination and tests appropriate to the age and breed  to  determine
if  the  animal  has  any medical conditions apparent at the time of the
examination that adversely affect the health of the animal. For  animals
eighteen  months of age or older, such examination shall include a diag-
nosis of any congenital conditions that adversely affect the  health  of
the  animal.  Any  animal  diagnosed  with a contagious disease shall be
treated and caged separately from healthy animals.
  S 2. Subdivision 1 of section 753-a of the general  business  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  110  of  the  laws  of 2012, is amended to read as
follows:
  1. Within five business days of receipt, but prior to the sale of  any
dog  OR  CAT,  the  pet  dealer  shall have a duly licensed veterinarian
conduct an examination and tests appropriate to the  breed  and  age  to
determine  if the animal has any medical conditions apparent at the time
of the examination that adversely affect the health of the  animal.  For
animals  eighteen months of age or older, such examination shall include
a diagnosis of any  congenital  conditions  that  adversely  affect  the
health  of  the  animal.  Any animal diagnosed with a contagious disease
shall be treated and caged separately from healthy animals in accordance
with section four hundred one of the agriculture and markets law.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14594-01-4

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