|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Sep 23, 2014||signed chap.358|
|Sep 11, 2014||delivered to governor|
|Jun 19, 2014||returned to assembly|
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|
senate Bill S7846Signed By Governor
Archive: Last Bill Status Via A4735 - Signed by Governor
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed by Governor
S7846 - Details
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
BILL NUMBER:S7846 TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Requires operators of petting zoos and other public establishments featuring animals for the purpose of touching, fondling or petting to provide and maintain hand washing/hand cleansing facilities which should be located either immediately outside of, or within fifty feet. of the exit from the petting/touching/fondling area, with conspicuous signage to remind and direct. patrons to hand washing stations. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Amends the general business law by adding a new section 399-ff which requires any facility which provides an area where animals are congregated for the explicit purpose of allowing patrons and other visitors to view, touch pet or fondling such animals to: (1) provide appropriate hand washing/hand cleansing facilities at either (a) the immediate exit from the area where the animals are congregated for this purpose or (b) within 5O feet of that exit; (2) post conspicuous signage at and around the facility urging patrons and other visitors
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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