Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Apr 18, 2018||
|Apr 06, 2018||
delivered to governor
|Feb 12, 2018||
returned to senate
ordered to third reading cal.646
substituted for a8926
|Jan 17, 2018||
referred to agriculture
delivered to assembly
|Jan 08, 2018||
ordered to third reading cal.47
|Jan 05, 2018||
referred to rules
Senate Bill S7319Signed By Governor
2017-2018 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - Signed by Governor
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2017-S7319 (ACTIVE) - Details
2017-S7319 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7319 SPONSOR: MARCHIONE TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend a chapter of the laws of 2017, amend- ing the agriculture and markets law relating to examining the need for standards for the designation of therapy dogs and the definition and identification of therapy dogs, in relation to examining the need for standards for the designation of therapy dogs PURPOSE: This bill would require the commissioner of agriculture and markets to conduct a study regarding the necessity of standards for the certif- ication, training, and evaluation of therapy dogs. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This chapter amendment requires the convening of a working group, and more clearly defines the members of such group.
2017-S7319 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7319 I N S E N A T E January 5, 2018 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MARCHIONE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend a chapter of the laws of 2017, amending the agriculture and markets law relating to examining the need for standards for the designation of therapy dogs and the definition and identification of therapy dogs, in relation to examining the need for standards for the designation of therapy dogs THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 1 of a chapter of the laws of 2017, amending the agriculture and markets law relating to examining the need for standards for the designation of therapy dogs and the definition and identifica- tion of therapy dogs, as proposed in legislative bills numbers S. 6565 and A. 6801-A, is amended to read as follows: Section 1. The commissioner of agriculture and markets shall CONVENE A WORKING GROUP TO examine the need for statewide standards for therapy dogs, as such term is defined in subdivision 26 of section 108 of arti- cle 7 of the agriculture and markets law, including, but not limited to, training, evaluation and certification procedures for the designation of a dog as a "therapy dog" and the need for identification, education and information for the public about such dogs, the rights and responsibil- ities of such dog owners, the use of such dogs in institutions and facilities and the distinction between such dogs and service dogs or animals and other similar dogs or animals such as emotional support animals. The [commissioner] WORKING GROUP shall [consult with the commissioners] INCLUDE REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICUL- TURE AND MARKETS, THE DEPARTMENT of health [and], THE OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH, THE DIVISION OF human rights [and], THE OFFICE OF ALCOHOLISM AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES, THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES, THE OFFICE FOR THE AGING, THE DIVISION OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS AND RELEVANT STAKEHOLDERS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, representatives of the dog training industry, the disability community, animal protection organiza- tions, the business community, local government officials, and THE MEDICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH COMMUNITY AND PROFESSIONALS, AMONG others [in EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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