assembly Bill A1297A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to the prohibition of the declawing of cats

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 03, 2016 print number 1297a
amend (t) and recommit to agriculture
Jan 06, 2016 referred to agriculture
Jan 09, 2015 referred to agriculture

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A1297 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5084A
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add §380, Ag & Mkts

A1297 - Summary

Relates to the prohibition of declawing of cats; makes such violation punishable by a civil penalty not to exceed $1,000.

A1297 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1297

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             January 9, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ROSENTHAL  --  read once and referred to the
  Committee on Agriculture

AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets  law,  in  relation  to  the
  declawing of cats or other animals

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

  Section 1. The agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a  new
section 380 to read as follows:
  S  380.  PROHIBITION  OF THE DECLAWING OF CATS OR OTHER ANIMALS. 1. NO
PERSON, LICENSED MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL OR  OTHERWISE,  SHALL  PERFORM  OR
CAUSE  TO BE PERFORMED AN ONYCHECTOMY (DECLAWING) OR FLEXOR TENDONECTOMY
PROCEDURE BY ANY MEANS ON A CAT OR ON ANY OTHER ANIMAL WITHIN THE  STATE
OF NEW YORK, EXCEPT WHEN NECESSARY FOR A THERAPEUTIC PURPOSE.  THERAPEU-
TIC  PURPOSE MEANS THE NECESSITY TO ADDRESS THE MEDICAL CONDITION OF THE
ANIMAL, SUCH AS AN EXISTING OR RECURRING  ILLNESS,  INFECTION,  DISEASE,
INJURY  OR  ABNORMAL CONDITION IN THE CLAW THAT COMPROMISES THE ANIMAL'S
HEALTH. THERAPEUTIC PURPOSE  DOES  NOT  INCLUDE  COSMETIC  OR  AESTHETIC
REASONS OR REASONS OF CONVENIENCE IN KEEPING OR HANDLING THE ANIMAL.
  2.  IN  THE EVENT THAT AN ONYCHECTOMY OR FLEXOR TENDONECTOMY PROCEDURE
IS PERFORMED ON ANY ANIMAL WITHIN THE STATE OF NEW YORK IN VIOLATION  OF
THIS  SECTION,  EACH  OF  THE  FOLLOWING  PERSONS  SHALL  BE GUILTY OF A
VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION: (A) THE  PERSON  OR  PERSONS  PERFORMING  THE
PROCEDURE,  (B) ALL PERSONS ASSISTING IN THE PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE OF THE
PROCEDURE AND (C) ALL PERSONS OR ENTITIES THAT PROCURED  THE  PROCEDURE,
INCLUDING  BUT  NOT  LIMITED  TO  THE  OWNER OR PERSON HAVING CUSTODY OR
CONTROL OVER THE ANIMAL OR ANY OTHER  PERSON  OR  ENTITY  THAT  ORDERED,
REQUESTED OR PAID FOR THE PROCEDURE.
  3.  ANY  PERSON  WHO KNOWINGLY VIOLATES THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION
SHALL BE GUILTY OF A VIOLATION PUNISHABLE PURSUANT TO THE PENAL LAW.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04179-01-5

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A1297A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5084A
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add §380, Ag & Mkts

A1297A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the prohibition of declawing of cats; makes such violation punishable by a civil penalty not to exceed $1,000.

A1297A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1297--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             January 9, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. ROSENTHAL, DINOWITZ, MOSLEY, GOTTFRIED, BRINDISI,
  LAVINE, GALEF, RAIA, MURRAY, LUPARDO, QUART, SEAWRIGHT, LINARES, GOLD-
  FEDER,  SEPULVEDA, SANTABARBARA, RIVERA -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of
  A.   CERETTO, COOK, CURRAN,  FITZPATRICK,  GARBARINO,  GLICK,  KEARNS,
  LUPINACCI,  McDONOUGH,  SIMON, SOLAGES, THIELE, WEINSTEIN -- read once
  and referred to the Committee on Agriculture  --  recommitted  to  the
  Committee on Agriculture in accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to  prohib-
  iting the declawing of cats

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

  Section 1. The agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a  new
section 380 to read as follows:
  S  380.  PROHIBITION  OF  THE  DECLAWING  OF  CATS. 1. NO PERSON SHALL
PERFORM AN ONYCHECTOMY (DECLAWING), PARTIAL OR COMPLETE PHLANGECTOMY  OR
TENDONECTOMY  PROCEDURE  BY  ANY  MEANS ON A CAT WITHIN THE STATE OF NEW
YORK, EXCEPT WHEN NECESSARY FOR  A  THERAPEUTIC  PURPOSE.    THERAPEUTIC
PURPOSE MEANS THE NECESSITY TO ADDRESS THE PHYSICAL MEDICAL CONDITION OF
THE  CAT,  SUCH AS AN EXISTING OR RECURRING ILLNESS, INFECTION, DISEASE,
INJURY OR ABNORMAL CONDITION IN THE  CLAW  THAT  COMPROMISES  THE  CAT'S
HEALTH.  THERAPEUTIC  PURPOSE  DOES  NOT  INCLUDE  COSMETIC OR AESTHETIC
REASONS OR REASONS OF CONVENIENCE IN KEEPING OR HANDLING THE CAT.
  2. ANY PERSON WHO PERFORMS AN ONYCHECTOMY, PARTIAL OR COMPLETE  PHLAN-
GECTOMY  OR  TENDONECTOMY  PROCEDURE  ON ANY CAT WITHIN THE STATE OF NEW
YORK SHALL BE GUILTY OF A VIOLATION  OF  THIS  SECTION  WHICH  SHALL  BE
PUNISHABLE BY A CIVIL PENALTY NOT TO EXCEED ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04179-02-6