senate Bill S8105

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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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Consumer Protection Committee


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Mar 29, 2018 referred to consumer protection

S8105 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8526
Current Committee:
Senate Consumer Protection
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§752 & 755, add §§753-e & 391-u, Gen Bus L

S8105 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S8105 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8105 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8105

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 29, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. RITCHIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection

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"
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 SYSTEM. SUCH DEFINITION SHALL NOT INCLUDE BREED-
ERS  WHO  SELL  ANIMALS DIRECTLY TO THE PUBLIC. 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  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

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

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