assembly Bill A8526B

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring dogs, cats and rabbits sold by certain pet dealers to be rescue animals, or animals sourced from licensed breeders

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 19, 2018 print number 8526b
Mar 19, 2018 amend and recommit to agriculture
Feb 27, 2018 print number 8526a
Feb 27, 2018 amend and recommit to agriculture
Jan 03, 2018 referred to agriculture
Jun 19, 2017 referred to agriculture

Co-Sponsors

A8526 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8105
Current Committee:
Assembly Agriculture
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§752 & 755, add §§753-e & 391-u, Gen Bus L

A8526 - Summary

Relates to requiring dogs, cats and rabbits sold by certain pet dealers to be rescue animals, or animals sourced from licensed breeders.

A8526 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8526

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              June 19, 2017
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to requiring dogs,
  cats and rabbits 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 687 of the laws of 2006, is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  3.  For purposes of section seven hundred fifty-three of this article,
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 duly incorporated humane societies
dedicated to the care of unwanted animals which make such animals avail-
able for adoption whether or not a fee for such adoption is charged. 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
[and seven hundred fifty-three-e] 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; provided that a 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 shall not be considered a pet dealer as a result of selling  or
offering  to  sell  such animals. Such definition shall not include duly
incorporated humane societies dedicated to the care of unwanted  animals
which  make such animals available for adoption whether or not a fee for
such adoption is charged. FOR PURPOSES OF SECTION SEVEN  HUNDRED  FIFTY-
THREE-E,  A "PET DEALER" SHALL MEAN A RETAIL PET SHOP LOCATION PRIMARILY

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

Co-Sponsors

A8526A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8105
Current Committee:
Assembly Agriculture
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§752 & 755, add §§753-e & 391-u, Gen Bus L

A8526A - Summary

Relates to requiring dogs, cats and rabbits sold by certain pet dealers to be rescue animals, or animals sourced from licensed breeders.

A8526A - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 8526--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              June 19, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. O'DONNELL, FAHY, ENGLEBRIGHT -- read once and
  referred to the Committee on Agriculture -- recommitted to the Commit-
  tee on Agriculture in accordance with  Assembly  Rule  3,  sec.  2  --
  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,
  cats and rabbits 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.  The  opening paragraph of 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:
  For purposes of section seven hundred fifty-three of this  article,  a
"pet  dealer" shall mean any person who, in the ordinary course of busi-
ness, engages in the sale or offering for sale of more than nine animals
per year for profit to the public. Such definition shall include  breed-
ers of animals who sell or offer for sale animals directly to a consumer
but  it shall not include any municipal pound or shelter established 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  incorpo-
rated  animal  adoption or animal rescue organization that is tax exempt
pursuant to paragraph (3) of subsection (c) of section 501 of the feder-
al 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
SECTION SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTY-THREE-E, A "PET DEALER" SHALL MEAN A  RETAIL
PET  SHOP  LOCATION  PRIMARILY ENGAGED IN RETAILING PETS, PET FOODS, AND
PET SUPPLIES, AS DEFINED BY THE NORTH AMERICAN  INDUSTRY  CLASSIFICATION

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

Co-Sponsors

A8526B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8105
Current Committee:
Assembly Agriculture
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§752 & 755, add §§753-e & 391-u, Gen Bus L

A8526B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to requiring dogs, cats and rabbits sold by certain pet dealers to be rescue animals, or animals sourced from licensed breeders.

A8526B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 8526--B

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              June 19, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. O'DONNELL, FAHY, ENGLEBRIGHT -- read once and
  referred to the Committee on Agriculture -- recommitted to the Commit-
  tee on Agriculture in accordance with  Assembly  Rule  3,  sec.  2  --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee -- again reported  from  said  committee
  with  amendments, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said
  committee

AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to requiring dogs,
  cats and rabbits 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.  The  opening paragraph of 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:
  For purposes of section seven hundred fifty-three of this  article,  a
"pet  dealer" shall mean any person who, in the ordinary course of busi-
ness, engages in the sale or offering for sale of more than nine animals
per year for profit to the public. Such definition shall include  breed-
ers of animals who sell or offer for sale animals directly to a consumer
but  it shall not include any municipal pound or shelter established 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  incorpo-
rated  animal  adoption or animal rescue organization that is tax exempt
pursuant to paragraph (3) of subsection (c) of section 501 of the feder-
al 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
SECTION SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTY-THREE-E OF  THIS  ARTICLE,  A  "PET  DEALER"

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

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