senate Bill S7319

Signed By Governor
2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to examining 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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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 18, 2018 signed chap.37
Apr 06, 2018 delivered to governor
Feb 12, 2018 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.646
substituted for a8926
Jan 17, 2018 referred to agriculture
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 08, 2018 ordered to third reading cal.47
Jan 05, 2018 referred to rules

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S7319 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8926
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1, Chap of 2017 (as proposed in S. 6565 and A. 6801-A)

S7319 - Summary

Convenes a working group to examine the need for standards for the designation of therapy dogs.

S7319 - Sponsor Memo

S7319 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7319

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 5, 2018
                               ___________

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

AN  ACT to amend a chapter of the laws of 2017, amending the agriculture
  and markets law relating to examining the need for standards  for  the
  designation  of  therapy dogs and the definition and identification of
  therapy dogs, in relation to examining the need for standards for  the
  designation of therapy dogs

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

  Section 1. Section 1 of a chapter of the laws of  2017,  amending  the
agriculture and markets law relating to examining the need for standards
for  the  designation of therapy dogs and the definition and identifica-
tion of therapy dogs, as proposed in legislative bills numbers  S.  6565
and A. 6801-A, is amended to read as follows:
  Section 1. The commissioner of agriculture and markets shall CONVENE A
WORKING  GROUP  TO  examine the need for statewide standards for therapy
dogs, as such term is defined in subdivision 26 of section 108 of  arti-
cle 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  responsibil-
ities  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  [commissioner]  WORKING  GROUP  shall  [consult  with  the
commissioners]  INCLUDE  REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICUL-
TURE AND MARKETS, THE DEPARTMENT of health [and], THE OFFICE  OF  MENTAL
HEALTH, THE DIVISION OF human rights [and], THE OFFICE OF ALCOHOLISM AND
SUBSTANCE  ABUSE  SERVICES,  THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES,
THE OFFICE FOR THE AGING, THE DIVISION OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS AND RELEVANT
STAKEHOLDERS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, representatives of  the  dog
training industry, the disability community, animal protection organiza-
tions,  the  business  community,  local  government  officials, and THE
MEDICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH COMMUNITY AND PROFESSIONALS, AMONG others  [in

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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