senate Bill S593

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Prohibits the sale of dogs and cats by retail pet shops; authorizes space for adoption

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Domestic Animal Welfare Committee


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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

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S593 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6299
Current Committee:
Senate Domestic Animal Welfare
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §400, Ag & Mkts L; amd §752, add §753-f, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S7711

S593 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the sale of dogs and cats by retail pet shops; authorizes collaboration with entities to provide space to showcase cats or dogs owned by certain entities for the purpose of adoption.

S593 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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