assembly Bill A1303B

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the prohibition of the declawing of cats

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Current Bill Status Via S5532 - Passed Senate & Assembly


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Jun 04, 2019 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.476
substituted for a1303b
Jun 04, 2019 substituted by s5532b
Jun 03, 2019 amended on third reading 1303b
May 30, 2019 advanced to third reading cal.476
reported
May 22, 2019 print number 1303a
May 22, 2019 amend and recommit to codes
Apr 30, 2019 reported referred to codes
Jan 14, 2019 referred to agriculture

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A1303 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5532
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add §381, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A1297, S5084
2017-2018: A595, S3376

A1303 - Summary

Relates to the prohibition of declawing of cats; makes such violation punishable by a civil penalty not to exceed $1,000.

A1303 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1303

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 14, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. L. ROSENTHAL, DINOWITZ, MOSLEY, GOTTFRIED, GALEF,
  RAIA,   LUPARDO,   QUART,  SEAWRIGHT,  SANTABARBARA,  RIVERA,  D'URSO,
  WILLIAMS, BLAKE, GLICK, CARROLL,  BENEDETTO,  STIRPE,  GUNTHER,  NIOU,
  EPSTEIN,  FERNANDEZ  --  Multi-Sponsored  by  -- M. of A. COOK, ENGLE-
  BRIGHT,  FITZPATRICK,  GARBARINO,  LIFTON,  McDONOUGH,  PHEFFER AMATO,
  SIMON, SOLAGES, STECK, THIELE -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Agriculture

AN  ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to prohib-
  iting the declawing of cats

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

  Section  1. The agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a new
section 381 to read as follows:
  § 381. PROHIBITION OF THE  DECLAWING  OF  CATS.  1.  NO  PERSON  SHALL
PERFORM  AN ONYCHECTOMY (DECLAWING), PARTIAL OR COMPLETE PHLANGECTOMY OR
TENDONECTOMY PROCEDURE BY ANY MEANS ON A CAT WITHIN  THE  STATE  OF  NEW
YORK,  EXCEPT  WHEN  NECESSARY  FOR A THERAPEUTIC PURPOSE.   THERAPEUTIC
PURPOSE MEANS THE NECESSITY TO ADDRESS THE PHYSICAL MEDICAL CONDITION OF
THE CAT, SUCH AS AN EXISTING OR RECURRING ILLNESS,  INFECTION,  DISEASE,
INJURY  OR  ABNORMAL  CONDITION  IN  THE CLAW THAT COMPROMISES THE CAT'S
HEALTH. THERAPEUTIC PURPOSE  DOES  NOT  INCLUDE  COSMETIC  OR  AESTHETIC
REASONS OR REASONS OF CONVENIENCE IN KEEPING OR HANDLING THE CAT.
  2.  ANY PERSON WHO PERFORMS AN ONYCHECTOMY, PARTIAL OR COMPLETE PHLAN-
GECTOMY OR TENDONECTOMY PROCEDURE ON ANY CAT WITHIN  THE  STATE  OF  NEW
YORK  SHALL  BE  GUILTY  OF  A  VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION WHICH SHALL BE
PUNISHABLE BY A CIVIL PENALTY NOT TO EXCEED ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06056-01-9

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A1303A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5532
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add §381, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A1297, S5084
2017-2018: A595, S3376

A1303A - Summary

Relates to the prohibition of declawing of cats; makes such violation punishable by a civil penalty not to exceed $1,000.

A1303A - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 1303--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 14, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. L. ROSENTHAL, DINOWITZ, MOSLEY, GOTTFRIED, GALEF,
  RAIA,   LUPARDO,   QUART,  SEAWRIGHT,  SANTABARBARA,  RIVERA,  D'URSO,
  WILLIAMS, BLAKE, GLICK, CARROLL,  BENEDETTO,  STIRPE,  GUNTHER,  NIOU,
  EPSTEIN,  FERNANDEZ,  BUTTENSCHON  --  Multi-Sponsored  by -- M. of A.
  COOK,  ENGLEBRIGHT,   FITZPATRICK,   GARBARINO,   LIFTON,   McDONOUGH,
  PHEFFER AMATO, SIMON, SOLAGES, STECK, THIELE -- read once and referred
  to  the  Committee  on  Agriculture  --  reported  and referred to the
  Committee on Codes --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to prohib-
  iting the declawing of cats

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

  Section  1. The agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a new
section 381 to read as follows:
  § 381. PROHIBITION OF THE  DECLAWING  OF  CATS.  1.  NO  PERSON  SHALL
PERFORM  AN ONYCHECTOMY (DECLAWING), PARTIAL OR COMPLETE PHLANGECTOMY OR
TENDONECTOMY PROCEDURE BY ANY MEANS ON A CAT WITHIN  THE  STATE  OF  NEW
YORK,  EXCEPT  WHEN  NECESSARY  FOR A THERAPEUTIC PURPOSE.   THERAPEUTIC
PURPOSE MEANS THE NECESSITY TO ADDRESS THE PHYSICAL MEDICAL CONDITION OF
THE CAT, SUCH AS AN EXISTING OR RECURRING ILLNESS,  INFECTION,  DISEASE,
INJURY  OR  ABNORMAL  CONDITION  IN  THE CLAW THAT COMPROMISES THE CAT'S
HEALTH. THERAPEUTIC PURPOSE  DOES  NOT  INCLUDE  COSMETIC  OR  AESTHETIC
REASONS OR REASONS OF CONVENIENCE IN KEEPING OR HANDLING THE CAT.
  2.  ANY PERSON WHO PERFORMS AN ONYCHECTOMY, PARTIAL OR COMPLETE PHLAN-
GECTOMY OR TENDONECTOMY PROCEDURE ON ANY CAT WITHIN  THE  STATE  OF  NEW
YORK  IN  VIOLATION OF THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION
SHALL BE PUNISHABLE BY A  CIVIL  PENALTY  NOT  TO  EXCEED  ONE  THOUSAND
DOLLARS.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06056-02-9

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Multi-Sponsors

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A1303B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5532
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add §381, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A1297, S5084
2017-2018: A595, S3376

A1303B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the prohibition of declawing of cats; makes such violation punishable by a civil penalty not to exceed $1,000.

A1303B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 1303--B
                                                        Cal. No. 476

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 14, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. L. ROSENTHAL, DINOWITZ, MOSLEY, GOTTFRIED, GALEF,
  RAIA,   LUPARDO,   QUART,  SEAWRIGHT,  SANTABARBARA,  RIVERA,  D'URSO,
  WILLIAMS, BLAKE, GLICK, CARROLL,  BENEDETTO,  STIRPE,  GUNTHER,  NIOU,
  EPSTEIN,  FERNANDEZ,  BUTTENSCHON, ORTIZ, PERRY, WEPRIN -- Multi-Spon-
  sored by -- M.   of  A.  COOK,  ENGLEBRIGHT,  FITZPATRICK,  GARBARINO,
  LIFTON,  McDONOUGH,  PHEFFER AMATO,  SIMON,  SOLAGES, STECK, THIELE --
  read once and referred to the Committee on Agriculture -- reported and
  referred to the Committee  on  Codes  --  committee  discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee -- reported from committee, advanced to a third  reading,  amended
  and ordered reprinted, retaining its place on the order of third read-
  ing

AN  ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to prohib-
  iting the declawing of cats

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

  Section  1. The agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a new
section 381 to read as follows:
  § 381. PROHIBITION OF THE  DECLAWING  OF  CATS.  1.  NO  PERSON  SHALL
PERFORM AN ONYCHECTOMY (DECLAWING), PARTIAL OR COMPLETE PHALANGECTOMY OR
TENDONECTOMY  PROCEDURE  BY  ANY  MEANS ON A CAT WITHIN THE STATE OF NEW
YORK, EXCEPT WHEN NECESSARY FOR  A  THERAPEUTIC  PURPOSE.    THERAPEUTIC
PURPOSE MEANS THE NECESSITY TO ADDRESS THE PHYSICAL MEDICAL CONDITION OF
THE  CAT,  SUCH AS AN EXISTING OR RECURRING ILLNESS, INFECTION, DISEASE,
INJURY OR ABNORMAL CONDITION IN THE  CLAW  THAT  COMPROMISES  THE  CAT'S
HEALTH.  THERAPEUTIC  PURPOSE  DOES  NOT  INCLUDE  COSMETIC OR AESTHETIC
REASONS OR REASONS OF CONVENIENCE IN KEEPING OR HANDLING THE CAT.
  2. ANY PERSON WHO PERFORMS AN ONYCHECTOMY, PARTIAL OR COMPLETE PHALAN-
GECTOMY OR TENDONECTOMY PROCEDURE ON ANY CAT WITHIN  THE  STATE  OF  NEW
YORK  IN  VIOLATION OF THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION
SHALL BE PUNISHABLE BY A  CIVIL  PENALTY  NOT  TO  EXCEED  ONE  THOUSAND
DOLLARS.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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