senate Bill S3376A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to the prohibition of the declawing of cats

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 26, 2018 print number 3376a
Jan 26, 2018 amend and recommit to agriculture
Jan 03, 2018 referred to agriculture
Jun 07, 2017 committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 23, 2017 referred to agriculture

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S3376 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A595
Current Committee:
Senate Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add §381, Ag & Mkts
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S5084, A1297
2019-2020: S5532, A1303

S3376 - Summary

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

S3376 - Sponsor Memo

S3376 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3376

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 23, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  GRIFFO,  ADDABBO,  AVELLA,  BOYLE, DILAN, O'MARA,
  SERRANO, STAVISKY -- 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 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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S3376A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A595
Current Committee:
Senate Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add §381, Ag & Mkts
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S5084, A1297
2019-2020: S5532, A1303

S3376A (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S3376A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3376A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 3376--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 23, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  GRIFFO, ADDABBO, ALCANTARA, AVELLA, BOYLE, DILAN,
  O'MARA, SERRANO, STAVISKY, TEDISCO -- read twice and ordered  printed,
  and  when  printed  to be committed to the Committee on Agriculture --
  recommitted to the Committee on Agriculture in accordance with  Senate
  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  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.
                                                           LBD01725-02-8

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