|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2020||referred to domestic animal welfare|
|Feb 11, 2019||committee discharged and committed to domestic animal welfare|
|Jan 09, 2019||referred to consumer protection|
senate Bill S593
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Domestic Animal Welfare Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S593 (ACTIVE) - Details
S593 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S593 SPONSOR: GIANARIS TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the agriculture and markets law and the general business law, in relation to the prohibition on the sale of dogs and/or cats by retail pet shops PURPOSE: To promote animal welfare and find homes for the companion animals most in need of homes. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends subdivision 4 of section 400 of the agriculture and markets law, adding a new paragraph (d) to include any retail pe t shop as defined in section 752 (8) of the general business law. Section 2 amends the opening paragraph of subdivision 3 of section 752 of the general business law, and adds a new paragraph (d) to e xempt any retail pet shop from such provisions of law.
S593 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 593 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sens. GIANARIS, ADDABBO, BRESLIN, BROOKS, HOYLMAN, KRUEG- ER, STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law and the general business law, in relation to the prohibition on the sale of dogs and/or cats by retail pet shops THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 4 of section 400 of the agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a new paragraph (d) to read as follows: (D) ANY RETAIL PET SHOP AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION EIGHT OF SECTION SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTY-TWO OF THE GENERAL BUSINESS LAW. § 2. 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 and a new paragraph (d) is added 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 RETAIL PET SHOP AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION EIGHT OF THIS SECTION, municipal pound or shelter established and main- tained 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 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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