senate Bill S4234

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Prohibits the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits 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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Mar 05, 2019 referred to domestic animal welfare

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S4234 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6298
Current Committee:
Senate Domestic Animal Welfare
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§16, 400 & 408, Ag & Mkts L; amd §752, add §753-f, Gen Bus L

S4234 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the sale of of dogs, cats and rabbits 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.

S4234 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4234 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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    S. 4234                                                  A. 6298

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                              March 5, 2019
                               ___________

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

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A.  L. ROSENTHAL  --  read  once  and
  referred to the Committee on Agriculture

AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law and the general business
  law, in relation to the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 48 of section 16 of the agriculture and markets
law, as added by chapter 384 of the laws of 2015, is amended to read  as
follows:
  48. Make available in written and electronic medium, in a manner read-
ily  accessible  to police agencies and officers and district attorneys,
information about animal cruelty and protection laws  in  this  chapter,
including,  but  not  limited to, article twenty-six of this chapter AND
SECTION SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTY-THREE-F OF THE  GENERAL  BUSINESS  LAW.  The
development  of  such information shall be coordinated with the division
of criminal justice services, including the  municipal  police  training
council,  in  a  manner designed to enhance training of municipal police
officers and to assist such officers and district attorneys in enforcing
and applying such laws.
  § 2. 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.
  § 3. Paragraphs (e) and (f) of subdivision 4 of  section  408  of  the
agriculture  and  markets  law,  as  added by chapter 168 of the laws of
2017, are amended and a new paragraph (g) is added to read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09180-01-9

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