assembly Bill A6801A

Signed By Governor
2017-2018 Legislative Session

Examines the need for standards for the designation of therapy dogs

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via S6565 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 18, 2017 approval memo.61
signed chap.497
Dec 06, 2017 delivered to governor
Jun 19, 2017 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.389
substituted for a6801a
Jun 19, 2017 substituted by s6565
Jun 15, 2017 ordered to third reading rules cal.389
rules report cal.389
reported
Jun 14, 2017 reported referred to rules
Jun 07, 2017 reported referred to ways and means
Jun 05, 2017 reported referred to codes
Jun 02, 2017 print number 6801a
Jun 02, 2017 amend (t) and recommit to agriculture
Mar 17, 2017 referred to agriculture

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A6801 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6565
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§108, 111 & 118, Ag & Mkts L

A6801 - Summary

Examines the need for standards for the designation of therapy dogs and relates to the definition and identification of therapy dogs.

A6801 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6801

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 17, 2017
                               ___________

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

AN  ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to requir-
  ing the promulgation and implementation of standards  for  the  desig-
  nation of therapy dog

  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 125 to read as follows:
  §  125. THERAPY DOGS. (A) THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PROMULGATE AND IMPLE-
MENT STANDARDS FOR THE CERTIFICATION OF THERAPY DOGS, AS  SUCH  TERM  IS
DEFINED  IN  SUBDIVISION TWENTY-SIX OF SECTION ONE HUNDRED EIGHT OF THIS
ARTICLE.  SUCH STANDARDS SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT  LIMITED  TO,  TRAINING,
EVALUATION, AND CERTIFICATION PROCEDURES FOR THE DESIGNATION OF A DOG AS
A "THERAPY DOG". THE COMMISSIONER MAY CONSIDER INDUSTRY STANDARDS IN THE
ESTABLISHMENT OF STATE STANDARDS AS REQUIRED BY THIS SECTION.
  (B)  THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ESTABLISH THE STANDARDS REQUIRED BY SUBDI-
VISION (A) OF THIS SECTION NO LATER THAN  OCTOBER  FIRST,  TWO  THOUSAND
SEVENTEEN.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10693-01-7

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A6801A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6565
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§108, 111 & 118, Ag & Mkts L

A6801A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Examines the need for standards for the designation of therapy dogs and relates to the definition and identification of therapy dogs.

A6801A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 6801--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 17, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  TITONE,  NIOU, BENEDETTO, HUNTER, McDONOUGH,
  ABINANTI, KEARNS, TITUS, MOYA, M. G. MILLER, D'URSO, COOK,  RAIA,  RA,
  ERRIGO, MONTESANO, CASTORINA, LAWRENCE, M. L. MILLER, HARRIS, JENNE --
  Multi-Sponsored  by  --  M. of A. ABBATE, HYNDMAN, WRIGHT -- read once
  and referred to the Committee on Agriculture -- 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  examin-
  ing the need for standards for the designation of therapy dogs and the
  definition and identification of therapy dogs

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The commissioner of agriculture and markets  shall  examine
the  need  for  statewide  standards  for  therapy dogs, as such term is
defined in subdivision 26 of section 108 of article 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 responsibilities 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  commis-
sioner  shall  consult with the commissioners of health and human rights
and representatives of the dog training industry, the disability  commu-
nity,  animal  protection  organizations,  the business community, local
government officials and others in reviewing the need for the establish-
ment of such state standards and any other  recommendations  related  to
the commissioner's findings. The commissioner shall report to the gover-
nor, the temporary president of the senate and the speaker of the assem-
bly no later than October 1, 2018 on the commissioner's findings regard-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10693-04-7

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