|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 12, 2016||referred to agriculture|
senate Bill S7800
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Agriculture Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S7800 (ACTIVE) - Details
S7800 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Relates to the care of animals; requires regular diurnal light cycles of either natural or artificial light; requires separate space for pregnant or nursing dogs; requires a certain level of sanitation of primary enclosures and cages… (view more) requires sanitary food receptacles; requires grooming.
S7800 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7800 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to the care of animals PURPOSE : To provide additional provisions to the agriculture and markets law relating to fire safety, grooming, sanitation, and veterinary exam requirements, as well as additional standards of care for nursing and pregnant dogs. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1 amends subdivision 1 of section 401 of the agriculture and markets law by adding a requirement to paragraph(e), which relates to indoor facilities and states that animal areas must be provided with regular diurnal light cycles of either natural or artificial light. Paragraph (g) of subdivision 1 is amended by adding a requirement that separate and apart from the whelping box, a pet dealer shall provide a pregnant or nursing dog with a separate space accessible to her that complies with the standards set forth in paragraph (b) of this subdivision. In addition, each nursing dog shall be provided with a sufficient amount of floor space to nurse and care for her litter.
S7800 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7800 I N S E N A T E May 12, 2016 ___________ Introduced by Sen. BOYLE -- 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 care of animals THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraphs (e), (g) and (h) of subdivision 1 of section 401 of the agriculture and markets law, paragraphs (e) and (g) as added by chapter 259 of the laws of 2000, and paragraph (h) as added by chapter 110 of the laws of 2012, are amended to read as follows: (e) The indoor facilities housing the animals shall be provided with adequate lighting sufficient to permit routine inspection and cleaning and be arranged so that each animal is protected from excessive illumi- nation which poses a health hazard to the animal. ANIMAL AREAS MUST BE PROVIDED WITH REGULAR DIURNAL LIGHT CYCLES OF EITHER NATURAL OR ARTIFI- CIAL LIGHT. (g) In the event that a pet dealer has a pregnant or nursing dog on his or her premises, the pet dealer shall provide a whelping box for such dog. SEPARATE AND APART FROM THE WHELPING BOX, A PET DEALER SHALL PROVIDE A PREGNANT OR NURSING DOG WITH A SEPARATE SPACE ACCESSIBLE TO HER THAT COMPLIES WITH THE STANDARDS SET FORTH IN PARAGRAPH (B) OF THIS SUBDIVISION. EACH NURSING DOG SHALL BE PROVIDED WITH A SUFFICIENT AMOUNT OF FLOOR SPACE TO NURSE AND CARE FOR HER LITTER. (h) Pet dealers shall designate and provide an isolation area for animals that exhibit symptoms of contagious disease or illness. The location of such designated area must be such as to prevent or reduce the spread of disease to healthy animals AND MUST OTHERWISE MEET ALL HOUSING REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SECTION. S 2. Subdivision 2 of section 401 of the agriculture and markets law, as added by chapter 259 of the laws of 2000, is amended to read as follows: 2. Sanitation. Housing facilities, including primary enclosures and cages, shall be kept in a clean condition in order to maintain a healthy environment for the animal. This shall include removing and destroying any agents injurious to the health of the animal and periodic cleanings. PRIMARY ENCLOSURES MUST BE CLEANED DAILY AND SANITIZED AT LEAST ONCE EVERY TWO WEEKS USING ONE OF THE FOLLOWING METHODS: (A) LIVE STEAM UNDER
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