senate Bill S6565

Signed By Governor
2017-2018 Legislative Session

Examines the need for standards for the designation of therapy dogs

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  • 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 07, 2017 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 05, 2017 ordered to third reading cal.1505
Jun 02, 2017 referred to rules


S6565 (ACTIVE) - Details

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

S6565 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S6565 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6565 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 2, 2017

Introduced by Sen. MARCHIONE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

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


  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-
ing the need for standards  and  public  information  regarding  therapy
  § 2. Subdivision 26 of section 108 of the agriculture and markets law,
as  amended  by  chapter  536 of the laws of 2014, is amended to read as

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


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