assembly Bill A595A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to the prohibition of the declawing of cats

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 31, 2018 print number 595a
Jan 31, 2018 amend and recommit to agriculture
Jan 03, 2018 referred to agriculture
Jan 09, 2017 referred to agriculture

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A595 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3376
Current Committee:
Assembly Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add §381, Ag & Mkts
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A1297, S5084
2019-2020: A1303

A595 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A595 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   595

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             January 9, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. ROSENTHAL, DINOWITZ, MOSLEY, GOTTFRIED, BRINDISI,
  GALEF,  RAIA,  MURRAY, LUPARDO, QUART, SEAWRIGHT, SEPULVEDA, SANTABAR-
  BARA, RIVERA -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. COOK,  CURRAN,  FITZPA-
  TRICK, GARBARINO, GLICK, KEARNS, LUPINACCI, McDONOUGH, SIMON, SOLAGES,
  THIELE -- read once and referred to the Committee on Agriculture

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:
  § 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.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01725-01-7

Co-Sponsors

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Multi-Sponsors

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A595A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3376
Current Committee:
Assembly Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add §381, Ag & Mkts
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A1297, S5084
2019-2020: A1303

A595A (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A595A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 595--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             January 9, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. L. ROSENTHAL, DINOWITZ, MOSLEY, GOTTFRIED, BRIN-
  DISI, GALEF,  RAIA,  MURRAY,  LUPARDO,  QUART,  SEAWRIGHT,  SEPULVEDA,
  SANTABARBARA,  RIVERA,  D'URSO, WILLIAMS, BLAKE, GLICK, CARROLL, BENE-
  DETTO, SKARTADOS, STIRPE, GUNTHER, NIOU -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of
  A. COOK, CURRAN, ENGLEBRIGHT, FITZPATRICK,  GARBARINO,  LIFTON,  McDO-
  NOUGH,  PHEFFER AMATO,  SIMON,  SOLAGES, STECK, THIELE, WALTER -- 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 381 to read as follows:
  § 381. 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.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01725-03-8

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