senate Bill S7846

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires operators of petting zoos and other public establishments featuring animals to maintain hand washing or hand cleansing facilities for patrons

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A4735 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Sep 23, 2014 signed chap.358
Sep 11, 2014 delivered to governor
Jun 19, 2014 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1655
substituted for s7846
Jun 19, 2014 substituted by a4735a
ordered to third reading cal.1655
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 13, 2014 referred to consumer protection

S7846 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4735A
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §399-ff, Gen Bus L; add §1311, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A4018
2009-2010: A3576A

S7846 - Summary

Requires operators of petting zoos to maintain hand washing or hand cleansing facilities for persons attending such petting zoos within no more than fifty feet of the exit from the petting zoo area; and requires other public establishments featuring animals that patrons may reasonably come in contact with to provide hand washing or hand cleansing facilities.

S7846 - Sponsor Memo

S7846 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7846

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 13, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LIBOUS -- 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 and the public health  law,  in
  relation  to  requiring  operators  of  petting  zoos and other public
  establishments featuring animals to  maintain  hand  washing  or  hand
  cleansing facilities

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

  Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
399-ff to read as follows:
  S 399-FF. PETTING ZOOS. 1. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION THE TERMS:
  (A) "PETTING ZOO" SHALL MEAN A PLACE WHERE A COLLECTION OF ANIMALS ARE
KEPT FOR THE EXPRESS PURPOSE OF VIEWING, TOUCHING, HOLDING  AND  PETTING
BY PATRONS AND VISITORS TO THE ESTABLISHMENT; AND
  (B) "HAND WASHING OR HAND CLEANSING FACILITY" SHALL MEAN ANY METHOD OF
CLEANSING  THE  HANDS  THAT  KILLS GERMS AND BACTERIA INCLUDING, BUT NOT
LIMITED TO, SOAP AND RUNNING  WATER,  ANTI-BACTERIAL  FLUIDS,  FOAMS  OR
GELS, AND ANTI-BACTERIAL OR ANTISEPTIC WIPES OR TOWELS.
  2.  ALL  PETTING ZOO OPERATORS SHALL PROVIDE AND MAINTAIN AT LEAST ONE
CLEARLY DESIGNATED HAND WASHING FACILITY FOR PATRONS AND VISITORS TO THE
ESTABLISHMENT TO WASH OR CLEANSE THEIR HANDS UPON EXITING  SUCH  PETTING
ZOO  AREA.   SUCH HAND WASHING OR HAND CLEANSING FACILITY SHALL BE MAIN-
TAINED AT OR WITHIN NO MORE THAN  FIFTY  FEET  OF  THE  EXIT  FROM  SUCH
PETTING ZOO AREA.
  3.  EVERY EXIT FROM A PETTING ZOO AREA SHALL HAVE A SIGN CONSPICUOUSLY
POSTED THAT SHALL STATE, IN A CLEAR AND LEGIBLE TYPEFACE, THE FOLLOWING:
"ANIMALS AT PETTING  ZOOS  MAY  CARRY  GERMS  AND  BACTERIA  THAT  CAUSE
DISEASE.  IT  IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT PERSONS WASH THEIR HANDS UPON
EXITING THE PETTING ZOO AREA". SUCH SIGN SHALL ALSO INDICATE THE  DIREC-
TION IN WHICH SUCH HAND WASHING OR HAND CLEANSING FACILITY IS LOCATED.
  4.  ANY OPERATOR OF A PETTING ZOO WHO FAILS TO MAINTAIN A HAND WASHING
OR HAND CLEANSING FACILITY AND  PROPER  SIGNAGE  IN  VIOLATION  OF  THIS
SECTION  SHALL  BE SUBJECT TO A CIVIL PENALTY IN AN AMOUNT OF UP TO FIVE
HUNDRED DOLLARS.

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

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