senate Bill S1902

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Authorizes a consumer to seek reimbursement for treatment for an unfit cat or dog within 30 days of the purchase of such animal from a pet dealer

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2018 committed to rules
Feb 13, 2018 advanced to third reading
Feb 12, 2018 2nd report cal.
Feb 06, 2018 1st report cal.414
Jan 03, 2018 referred to consumer protection
Jun 21, 2017 committed to rules
Mar 01, 2017 advanced to third reading
Feb 28, 2017 2nd report cal.
Feb 14, 2017 1st report cal.251
Jan 11, 2017 referred to consumer protection

Votes

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Feb 6, 2018 - Consumer Protection committee Vote

S1902
7
0
committee
7
Aye
0
Nay
4
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Consumer Protection Committee Vote: Feb 6, 2018

Feb 14, 2017 - Consumer Protection committee Vote

S1902
8
0
committee
8
Aye
0
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Consumer Protection Committee Vote: Feb 14, 2017

aye wr (3)

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S1902 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6979
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §753, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A8786
2015-2016: S5279, A3410

S1902 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts "Charlemagne's Law"; authorizes a consumer to seek reimbursement for treatment for an unfit cat or dog within 30 days of the purchase of such animal from a pet dealer.

S1902 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1902 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1902

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 11, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  COMRIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection

AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to dogs  and  cats
  unfit for purchase due to illness, a congenital malformation, or symp-
  toms of a contagious or infectious disease

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

  Section 1.  Short title. This act shall be known and may be  cited  as
"Charlemagne's law".
  §  2.  Subdivision  1  of  section 753 of the general business law, as
amended by chapter 251 of the laws  of  2013,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  1.  If, within [fourteen business days] THIRTY DAYS following the sale
of an animal subject to this article or receipt of  the  written  notice
required  by section seven hundred fifty-four of this article, whichever
occurred last, a veterinarian of the consumer's choosing, licensed by  a
state  certifies  such animal to be unfit for purchase due to illness or
the presence of symptoms of a contagious or infectious disease,  or  if,
within  one hundred eighty calendar days following such sale or receipt,
whichever occurred last, a licensed veterinarian certifies  such  animal
to be unfit for purchase due to a congenital malformation which adverse-
ly  affects  the  health  of the animal, the pet dealer shall afford the
consumer the right to choose one of the following options:
  (a) The right to return  the  animal  and  receive  a  refund  of  the
purchase  price  including  sales  tax  and  reasonable veterinary costs
directly related to the veterinarian's certification that the animal  is
unfit for purchase pursuant to this section;
  (b)  The  right to return the animal and to receive an exchange animal
of the consumer's choice of equivalent value and  reasonable  veterinary
costs  directly  related  to  the  veterinarian's certification that the
animal is unfit for purchase pursuant to this section; or

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

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