senate Bill S7800

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to the care of animals

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Agriculture Committee


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May 12, 2016 referred to agriculture

S7800 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9445
Current Committee:
Senate Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง401, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S613, A72
2019-2020: A216

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

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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