senate Bill S2850

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to limiting licensing to only pet dealers which sell animals obtained from shelters and rescue organizations

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Domestic Animal Welfare Committee


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Jan 29, 2019 referred to domestic animal welfare

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S2850 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2616
Current Committee:
Senate Domestic Animal Welfare
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §403, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S8221, A2982

S2850 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Limits licensing to only pet dealers which sell animals obtained from shelters and rescue organizations.

S2850 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2850 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2850

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 29, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. ADDABBO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Domestic Animal Welfare

AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to limiting
  licensing to only pet dealers which sell animals obtained  from  shel-
  ters and rescue organizations

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

  Section 1. Section 403 of the agriculture and markets law  is  amended
by adding a new subdivision 12 to read as follows:
  12.  NO  PET  DEALER  SHALL  DISPLAY,  SELL,  DELIVER, OFFER FOR SALE,
BARTER, AUCTION, GIVE AWAY, BROKER OR OTHERWISE TRANSFER OR  DISPOSE  OF
AN ANIMAL UNLESS IT IS OBTAINED FROM:
  (A) AN ANIMAL SHELTER;
  (B)  A  PRIVATE,  NONPROFIT  HUMANE SOCIETY OR NONPROFIT ANIMAL RESCUE
ORGANIZATION; OR
  (C) AN ANIMAL SHELTER, NONPROFIT HUMANE SOCIETY  OR  NONPROFIT  ANIMAL
RESCUE  ORGANIZATION  THAT  OPERATES  OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH A PET
DEALER.
  NOTHING SHALL PREVENT A PET DEALER FROM PROVIDING SPACE AND  APPROPRI-
ATE CARE FOR ANIMALS OWNED BY AN ANIMAL SHELTER, NONPROFIT HUMANE SOCIE-
TY  OR NONPROFIT ANIMAL RESCUE AGENCY AND MAINTAINED BY A PET DEALER FOR
THE PURPOSE OF ADOPTING THOSE ANIMALS TO THE PUBLIC.
  § 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth  day  after  it  shall
have become a law.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02170-01-9

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