Assembly Bill A595A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to the prohibition of the declawing of cats

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  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2017-A595 - 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 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A595, S3376

2017-A595 - Summary

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

2017-A595 - 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



              

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2017-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 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A595, S3376

2017-A595A (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

2017-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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