senate Bill S2705

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to therapy dogs and cats for persons with a disability

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 29, 2019 referred to governmental operations
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 04, 2019 advanced to third reading
Feb 28, 2019 2nd report cal.
Feb 27, 2019 1st report cal.172
Jan 29, 2019 referred to investigations and government operations

Votes

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Feb 27, 2019 - Investigations and Government Operations committee Vote

S2705
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Aye
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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S2705 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§292, 296 & 356, Exec L; amd §108, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S6031
2017-2018: S5080

S2705 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to therapy dogs and cats for persons with a disability.

S2705 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2705 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2705

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 29, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
  ment Operations

AN ACT to amend the executive law and the agriculture and  markets  law,
  in relation to therapy dogs and cats for persons with disabilities

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 21 of section 292  of  the  executive  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  269  of  the  laws  of 1997, is amended to read as
follows:
  21. The term "disability" means (a)  a  physical,  mental  or  medical
impairment  resulting  from anatomical, physiological, genetic or neuro-
logical conditions which prevents the exercise of a normal bodily  func-
tion,  SUBSTANTIALLY  LIMITS  ONE  OR  MORE  OF SUCH PERSON'S MAJOR LIFE
ACTIVITIES, or is demonstrable by medically accepted clinical or labora-
tory diagnostic techniques or (b) a record of such an impairment or  (c)
a condition regarded by others as such an impairment, provided, however,
that in all provisions of this article dealing with employment, the term
shall be limited to disabilities which, upon the provision of reasonable
accommodations,  do  not  prevent  the  complainant from performing in a
reasonable manner the activities  involved  in  the  job  or  occupation
sought  or  held.    FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, MAJOR LIFE ACTIVITIES
INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, CARING FOR ONESELF,  PERFORMING  MANUAL
TASKS,  SEEING,  HEARING,  EATING, SLEEPING, WALKING, STANDING, LIFTING,
BENDING, SPEAKING, BREATHING, LEARNING, READING,  CONCENTRATING,  THINK-
ING,  COMMUNICATING, AND WORKING. MAJOR LIFE ACTIVITIES ALSO INCLUDE THE
OPERATION OF A MAJOR BODILY FUNCTION,  INCLUDING  BUT  NOT  LIMITED  TO,
FUNCTIONS  OF  THE  IMMUNE SYSTEM, NORMAL CELL GROWTH, DIGESTIVE, BOWEL,
BLADDER, NEUROLOGICAL, BRAIN, RESPIRATORY, CIRCULATORY,  ENDOCRINE,  AND
REPRODUCTIVE FUNCTIONS.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03679-01-9

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