senate Bill S167

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Requires the micro-chipping of all dogs, excluding temporarily kept dogs; and creates a state registry to maintain contact information

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Agriculture Committee


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Jan 06, 2016 referred to agriculture
Jan 07, 2015 referred to agriculture

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S167 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§109 & 118, add §§112-a & 112-b, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S2211
2011-2012: S62
2013-2014: S342
2017-2018: S4938

S167 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the micro-chipping of all dogs; creates a state registry to maintain the identification and contact information on all micro-chipped dogs; provides that such registry shall be available twenty-four hours a day.

S167 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S167 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   167

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DIAZ  --  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
  microchipping of dogs and the creation of a registry of dogs

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (c) of subdivision 1 of section 109 of the  agri-
culture and markets law, as amended by section 4 of part T of chapter 59
of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
  (c)  The  application  shall state the sex, actual or approximate age,
breed, color, and municipal identification number of the dog, and  other
identification  marks,  if any, and the name, address, telephone number,
county and town, city or village of residence  of  the  owner  AND  SUCH
INFORMATION  SHALL  BE  TRANSMITTED  TO THE REGISTRY OF DOGS PURSUANT TO
SECTION ONE HUNDRED TWELVE-B OF THIS ARTICLE.   Municipalities may  also
require  additional  information on such application as deemed appropri-
ate.
  S 2. The agriculture and markets law is  amended  by  adding  two  new
sections 112-a and 112-b to read as follows:
  S  112-A.  MICROCHIPPING  OF  DOGS. 1. ANY PERSON WHO OWNS A DOG SHALL
ENSURE THAT BY THE AGE OF FOUR MONTHS  SUCH  DOG  IS  IMPLANTED  WITH  A
SPECIAL COMPUTER CHIP DESIGNED TO HOLD INFORMATION RELATING TO IDENTIFI-
CATION  OF  THE  OWNER OR CUSTODIAN OF SUCH DOG, CONTACT INFORMATION AND
SUCH DOG'S DESCRIPTION AND BREED  AND  ANY  OTHER  INFORMATION  REQUIRED
PURSUANT  TO  SECTION ONE HUNDRED NINE OF THIS ARTICLE. SUCH INFORMATION
SHALL BE TRANSMITTED INTO THE  STATE  REGISTRY  OF  DOGS  AND  SHALL  BE
COMPATIBLE  WITH A MICROCHIP SCANNER OPERATED BY THE COMMISSIONER PURSU-
ANT TO SECTION ONE HUNDRED TWELVE-B OF THIS ARTICLE.
  2. WHENEVER ANY DOG IS LICENSED PURSUANT TO SECTION ONE HUNDRED TWELVE
OF THIS ARTICLE, SUCH LICENSING CONTACT INFORMATION SHALL BE TRANSMITTED

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

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