assembly Bill A6979

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Authorizes a consumer to seek reimbursement for treatment for an unfit cat or dog within 30 days of the purchase of such animal from a pet dealer

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 03, 2018 referred to consumer affairs and protection
Mar 28, 2017 referred to consumer affairs and protection

A6979 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1902
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §753, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A8786
2015-2016: A3410, S5279

A6979 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts "Charlemagne's Law"; authorizes a consumer to seek reimbursement for treatment for an unfit cat or dog within 30 days of the purchase of such animal from a pet dealer.

A6979 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6979

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 28, 2017
                               ___________

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

AN  ACT  to amend the general business law, in relation to dogs and cats
  unfit for purchase due to illness, a congenital malformation, or symp-
  toms of a contagious or infectious disease

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

  Section  1.   Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
"Charlemagne's law".
  § 2. Subdivision 1 of section 753 of  the  general  business  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  251  of  the  laws  of 2013, is amended to read as
follows:
  1. If, within [fourteen business days] THIRTY DAYS following the  sale
of  an  animal  subject to this article or receipt of the written notice
required by section seven hundred fifty-four of this article,  whichever
occurred  last, a veterinarian of the consumer's choosing, licensed by a
state certifies such animal to be unfit for purchase due to  illness  or
the  presence  of symptoms of a contagious or infectious disease, or if,
within one hundred eighty calendar days following such sale or  receipt,
whichever  occurred  last, a licensed veterinarian certifies such animal
to be unfit for purchase due to a congenital malformation which adverse-
ly affects the health of the animal, the pet  dealer  shall  afford  the
consumer the right to choose one of the following options:
  (a)  The  right  to  return  the  animal  and  receive a refund of the
purchase price including  sales  tax  and  reasonable  veterinary  costs
directly  related to the veterinarian's certification that the animal is
unfit for purchase pursuant to this section;
  (b) The right to return the animal and to receive an  exchange  animal
of  the  consumer's choice of equivalent value and reasonable veterinary
costs directly related to  the  veterinarian's  certification  that  the
animal is unfit for purchase pursuant to this section; or

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

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