senate Bill S7711A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Requires certain dogs and cats sold by certain pet dealers to be rescue animals

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Consumer Protection Committee


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 23, 2018 print number 7711a
Mar 23, 2018 amend and recommit to consumer protection
Feb 09, 2018 referred to consumer protection

Co-Sponsors

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S7711 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9946A
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§752 & 755, add §753-e, Gen Bus L

S7711 - Summary

Requires certain dogs and cats sold by certain pet dealers to be rescue animals.

S7711 - Sponsor Memo

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.

Co-Sponsors

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S7711A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9946A
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§752 & 755, add §753-e, Gen Bus L

S7711A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires certain dogs and cats sold by certain pet dealers to be rescue animals.

S7711A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7711A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 7711--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 9, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. GIANARIS, BRESLIN, BROOKS, HAMILTON, HOYLMAN, KRUEG-
  ER, STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be
  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Consumer  Protection  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

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:

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

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