|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 04, 2019||returned to assembly|
3rd reading cal.553
substituted for s3828
|Mar 11, 2019||referred to domestic animal welfare|
delivered to senate
|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|
assembly Bill A216
Current Bill Status - Passed Senate & Assembly
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
Victor M. Pichardo
A216 (ACTIVE) - Details
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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