|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 09, 2018||referred to consumer protection|
senate Bill S7711
Current Bill Status - In Senate Consumer Protection Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S7711 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Law Section:
- General Business Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §§752 & 755, add §753-e, Gen Bus L
S7711 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7711 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the general business law, in relation to requiring dogs and cats sold by certain pet dealers to be rescue animals PURPOSE : To promote animal welfare and find homes for the companion animals most in need of homes. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1 amends subdivision 3 of section 752 of the general business law to define "pet dealer" for the purposes of section 753-e of the general business law Section 2 amends the general business law adding a new section 753-e requiring that pet dealers may not sell or transfer for ownership any animal unless the animal was obtained by a humane society, animal control agency or shelter, society for the prevention of cruelty to animals or animal rescue or adoption organization, and may not acquire ownership of the animal in order to resell. JUSTIFICATION :
S7711 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7711 I N S E N A T E February 9, 2018 ___________ Introduced by Sen. GIANARIS -- 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 requiring dogs and cats sold by certain pet dealers to be rescue animals THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 752 of the general business law, as amended by chapter 168 of the laws of 2017, is amended to read as follows: 3. (A) For purposes of section seven hundred fifty-three of this arti- cle, a "pet dealer" shall mean any person who, in the ordinary course of business, engages in the sale or offering for sale of more than nine animals per year for profit to the public. Such definition shall include breeders of animals who sell or offer for sale animals directly to a consumer but it shall not include any municipal pound or shelter estab- lished and maintained pursuant to subdivision one of section one hundred fourteen of the agriculture and markets law, or any duly incorporated society for the prevention of cruelty to animals, duly incorporated humane society, duly incorporated animal protective association or other duly incorporated animal adoption or animal rescue organization that is tax exempt pursuant to paragraph (3) of subsection (c) of section 501 of the federal Internal Revenue Code, 26 U.S.C. 501, or any subsequent corresponding sections of the federal Internal Revenue Code, as from time to time amended, that is registered with the department pursuant to section four hundred eight of the agriculture and markets law. For purposes of sections seven hundred fifty-three-a, seven hundred fifty- three-b, seven hundred fifty-three-c and seven hundred fifty-three-d of this article, "pet dealer" shall mean any person who engages in the sale or offering for sale of more than nine animals per year for profit to the public. Such definition shall include breeders who sell animals; but it shall not include the following: [(a)] (I) Any breeder who sells or offers to sell directly to the consumer fewer than twenty-five animals per year that are born and raised on the breeders residential premises. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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