assembly Bill A1839B

Signed By Governor
2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to standardization of microchip technology used for animal identification; registering microchips; examining rescued companion animals

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 18, 2017 approval memo.41
signed chap.470
Dec 06, 2017 delivered to governor
Jun 21, 2017 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.2121
substituted for s4570a
Jun 20, 2017 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.585
rules report cal.585
reported
reported referred to rules
Jun 14, 2017 reported referred to ways and means
Jun 13, 2017 print number 1839b
Jun 13, 2017 amend and recommit to codes
Jun 05, 2017 reported referred to codes
Jun 02, 2017 print number 1839a
Jun 02, 2017 amend (t) and recommit to agriculture
Jan 13, 2017 referred to agriculture

Co-Sponsors

A1839 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4570
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§111-a, 111-b & 380, Ag & Mkts L

A1839 - Summary

Directs the commissioner to establish standards regarding microchip technology used for identification of companion animals; requires the veterinarian or organization that implants the microchip to register such microchip with the microchip company; relates to examination of seized animals and animals taken possession of.

A1839 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1839

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 13, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ROSENTHAL  --  read once and referred to the
  Committee on Agriculture

AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation  to  estab-
  lishing  microchipping  standards;  in relation to the registration of
  microchips; and in relation to the examination  of  rescued  companion
  animals

  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  two
new sections 111-a and 111-b to read as follows:
  §  111-A. MICROCHIPPING STANDARDS. 1. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ADOPT AND
PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS THAT  PROVIDE  FOR  STANDARDIZATION  OF
TECHNOLOGY  USED IN MICROCHIPS IMPLANTED IN COMPANION ANIMALS AND MICRO-
CHIP READERS. THE STANDARDIZATION  REQUIRED  PURSUANT  TO  THIS  SECTION
SHALL  PROVIDE THAT SUCH READERS USED BY VETERINARIANS, ANIMAL SHELTERS,
DOG CONTROL OFFICERS, AND ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS ARE CAPABLE OF READING
ANY CHIP TO IDENTIFY THE ANIMALS AND/OR THE OWNER OF RECORD.
  2. THE RULES AND REGULATIONS REQUIRED BY THIS SECTION MAY PROVIDE  FOR
AN ADVISORY COMMITTEE WHO SHALL ADVISE THE COMMISSIONER OF THE TECHNICAL
REQUIREMENTS  NECESSARY  IN  CREATING UNIVERSAL FREQUENCY STANDARDS. THE
MEMBERS OF ANY SUCH ADVISORY COMMITTEE SHALL SERVE WITHOUT COMPENSATION.
  § 111-B. REGISTRATION OF MICROCHIPS. ANY VETERINARIAN OR  OTHER  INDI-
VIDUAL  OR  ORGANIZATION THAT IMPLANTS MICROCHIPS INTO COMPANION ANIMALS
SHALL REGISTER THE MICROCHIP WITH A WIDELY AVAILABLE MICROCHIP REGISTRA-
TION DATABASE LISTED WITH THE ANIMAL  HOSPITAL  ASSOCIATION'S  UNIVERSAL
MICROCHIP  LOOKUP.  ANY COST ASSOCIATED WITH THE IMPLANT OR REGISTRATION
SHALL BE AT THE DISCRETION OF THE MICROCHIPPING ENTITY.
  § 2.   The agriculture and markets law is  amended  by  adding  a  new
section 356-a to read as follows:
  § 356-A. EXAMINATION OF RESCUED COMPANION ANIMALS. 1. ANY ORGANIZATION
THAT  RECEIVES RESCUED, SEIZED, CAPTURED OR IMPOUNDED COMPANION ANIMALS,

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

Co-Sponsors

A1839A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4570
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§111-a, 111-b & 380, Ag & Mkts L

A1839A - Summary

Directs the commissioner to establish standards regarding microchip technology used for identification of companion animals; requires the veterinarian or organization that implants the microchip to register such microchip with the microchip company; relates to examination of seized animals and animals taken possession of.

A1839A - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 1839--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 13, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. ROSENTHAL, GJONAJ, RIVERA, GALEF -- read once and
  referred to the Committee on Agriculture -- committee discharged, bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee

AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation  to  estab-
  lishing  microchipping  standards;  in relation to the registration of
  microchips; and in relation to the examination of seized  animals  and
  animals taken possession of

  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  two
new sections 111-a and 111-b to read as follows:
  §  111-A. MICROCHIPPING STANDARDS. 1. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ADOPT AND
PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS THAT  PROVIDE  FOR  STANDARDIZATION  OF
TECHNOLOGY  USED  IN  MICROCHIPS IMPLANTED IN COMPANION ANIMALS THAT ARE
DOGS OR CATS AND MICROCHIP READERS SO THAT SUCH READERS USED BY  VETERI-
NARIANS, ANIMAL SHELTERS, DOG CONTROL OFFICERS, AND ANIMAL CONTROL OFFI-
CERS  ARE CAPABLE OF READING ANY CHIP TO IDENTIFY THE ANIMALS AND/OR THE
OWNER OF RECORD.  SUCH RULES AND REGULATIONS SHALL ALSO PROVIDE FOR  THE
COLLECTION,  SHARING,  AND DISSEMINATION OF CHIP IDENTIFICATION INFORMA-
TION BY ENTITIES THAT POSSESS AND MANAGE  SUCH  INFORMATION  TO  PROMOTE
TIMELY  NOTIFICATION  OF  OWNERS  WHEN  PETS ARE LOST, WHILE MAINTAINING
PRIVACY PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION AND PROVIDING FOR  DISCLOSURE
TO SUCH OWNERS OF THE POTENTIAL SHARING OF SUCH INFORMATION.
  2.  THE RULES AND REGULATIONS REQUIRED BY THIS SECTION MAY PROVIDE FOR
AN ADVISORY COMMITTEE WHICH SHALL INCLUDE, BUT SHALL NOT BE LIMITED  TO,
REPRESENTATIVES  OF  THE ANIMAL MICROCHIP COMMUNITY WHO SHALL ADVISE THE
COMMISSIONER  ON  THE  TECHNICAL  REQUIREMENTS  NECESSARY  IN   CREATING
UNIVERSAL  STANDARDS  AND ACCESS TO IDENTIFYING INFORMATION. THE MEMBERS
OF ANY SUCH ADVISORY COMMITTEE SHALL SERVE WITHOUT COMPENSATION.
  § 111-B. REGISTRATION OF MICROCHIPS.   WHEN MICROCHIPS  ARE  IMPLANTED
INTO  COMPANION  ANIMALS  THAT ARE DOGS OR CATS AND REGISTERED BY, OR ON
BEHALF OF, SUCH  ANIMALS'  OWNER'S  REGISTRATION  INFORMATION  SHALL  BE

Co-Sponsors

A1839B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4570
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§111-a, 111-b & 380, Ag & Mkts L

A1839B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the commissioner to establish standards regarding microchip technology used for identification of companion animals; requires the veterinarian or organization that implants the microchip to register such microchip with the microchip company; relates to examination of seized animals and animals taken possession of.

A1839B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 1839--B

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 13, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. ROSENTHAL, GJONAJ, RIVERA, GALEF, SEPULVEDA --
  read once and referred to the Committee on  Agriculture  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to  said  committee -- reported and referred to the Committee on Codes
  -- 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 estab-
  lishing microchipping standards; in relation to  the  registration  of
  microchips;  and  in relation to the examination of seized animals and
  animals taken possession of

  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 two
new sections 111-a and 111-b to read as follows:
  § 111-A. MICROCHIPPING STANDARDS. 1. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ADOPT  AND
PROMULGATE  RULES  AND  REGULATIONS  THAT PROVIDE FOR STANDARDIZATION OF
TECHNOLOGY USED IN MICROCHIPS IMPLANTED IN COMPANION  ANIMALS  THAT  ARE
DOGS  OR CATS AND MICROCHIP READERS SO THAT SUCH READERS USED BY VETERI-
NARIANS, ANIMAL SHELTERS, DOG CONTROL OFFICERS, AND ANIMAL CONTROL OFFI-
CERS ARE CAPABLE OF READING ANY CHIP TO IDENTIFY THE ANIMALS AND/OR  THE
OWNER  OF RECORD.  SUCH RULES AND REGULATIONS SHALL ALSO PROVIDE FOR THE
COLLECTION, SHARING, AND DISSEMINATION OF CHIP  IDENTIFICATION  INFORMA-
TION  BY  ENTITIES  THAT  POSSESS  AND MANAGE SUCH INFORMATION SOLELY TO
PROMOTE TIMELY NOTIFICATION OF OWNERS WHEN PETS ARE  LOST,  WHILE  MAIN-
TAINING  PRIVACY  PROTECTION  OF  PERSONAL INFORMATION AND PROVIDING FOR
DISCLOSURE TO SUCH OWNERS OF THE SHARING OF SUCH INFORMATION.
  2. THE RULES AND REGULATIONS REQUIRED BY THIS SECTION MAY PROVIDE  FOR
AN  ADVISORY COMMITTEE WHICH SHALL INCLUDE, BUT SHALL NOT BE LIMITED TO,
REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ANIMAL MICROCHIP COMMUNITY WHO SHALL  ADVISE  THE
COMMISSIONER   ON  THE  TECHNICAL  REQUIREMENTS  NECESSARY  IN  CREATING

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06539-10-7