assembly Bill A216

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the care of animals

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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
Aug 08, 2019 signed chap.149
Aug 05, 2019 delivered to governor
Jun 04, 2019 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.553
substituted for s3828
Mar 11, 2019 referred to domestic animal welfare
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Mar 07, 2019 advanced to third reading cal.92
Mar 05, 2019 reported
Feb 27, 2019 reported referred to codes
Jan 09, 2019 referred to agriculture

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A216 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3828
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §401, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A9445
2017-2018: A72, S6784

A216 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the care of animals; requires regular diurnal light cycles of either natural or artificial light; requires separate space for pregnant or nursing dogs; requires a certain level of sanitation of primary enclosures and cages (view more) requires sanitary food receptacles; requires grooming.

A216 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   216

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. PAULIN, GALEF, GOTTFRIED, PICHARDO, ZEBROWSKI,
  McDONOUGH, RAIA, WEPRIN -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. COOK,  DAVI-
  LA, RA -- read once and referred to the Committee on Agriculture

AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to the care
  of animals

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

  Section 1. Paragraphs (e), (g) and (h) of subdivision 1 of section 401
of the agriculture and markets law, paragraphs (e) and (g) as  added  by
chapter  259  of the laws of 2000, and paragraph (h) as added by chapter
110 of the laws of 2012, are amended to read as follows:
  (e) The indoor facilities housing the animals shall be  provided  with
adequate  lighting  sufficient to permit routine inspection and cleaning
and be arranged so that each animal is protected from excessive  illumi-
nation  which poses a health hazard to the animal.  ANIMAL AREAS MUST BE
PROVIDED WITH REGULAR DIURNAL LIGHT CYCLES OF EITHER NATURAL OR  ARTIFI-
CIAL LIGHT.
  (g)  In  the  event that a pet dealer has a pregnant or nursing dog on
his or her premises, the pet dealer shall provide  a  whelping  box  for
such  dog.  SEPARATE AND APART FROM THE WHELPING BOX, A PET DEALER SHALL
PROVIDE A PREGNANT OR NURSING DOG WITH A SEPARATE  SPACE  ACCESSIBLE  TO
HER  THAT COMPLIES WITH THE STANDARDS SET FORTH IN PARAGRAPH (B) OF THIS
SUBDIVISION. EACH NURSING DOG SHALL BE PROVIDED WITH A SUFFICIENT AMOUNT
OF FLOOR SPACE TO NURSE AND CARE FOR HER LITTER.
  (h) Pet dealers shall designate and  provide  an  isolation  area  for
animals  that  exhibit  symptoms  of  contagious disease or illness. The
location of such designated area must be such as to  prevent  or  reduce
the  spread  of  disease  to healthy animals AND MUST OTHERWISE MEET ALL
HOUSING REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SECTION.

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

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