senate Bill S4802

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires the commissioner of agriculture and markets to identify and develop standards for therapy dogs

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Current Bill Status - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 03, 2019 signed chap.574
Nov 26, 2019 delivered to governor
Jun 18, 2019 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.278
substituted for a6601
Jun 14, 2019 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 30, 2019 ordered to third reading cal.1014
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 01, 2019 reported and committed to finance
Mar 26, 2019 referred to domestic animal welfare

Votes

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May 30, 2019 - Rules committee Vote

S4802
16
0
committee
16
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Apr 9, 2019 - Domestic Animal Welfare committee Vote

S4802
7
0
committee
7
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Domestic Animal Welfare Committee Vote: Apr 9, 2019

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S4802 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6601
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §124, Ag & Mkts L

S4802 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the commissioner of agriculture and markets to identify and develop standards for therapy dogs.

S4802 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4802 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4802

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 26, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. MARTINEZ -- 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  requir-
  ing the commissioner of agriculture and markets to identify and devel-
  op standards for therapy dogs

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

  Section 1. Section 124 of the agriculture and markets law, as  amended
by section 22 of part T of chapter 59 of the laws of 2010, is amended to
read as follows:
  § 124.  Powers  of commissioner. The commissioner is hereby authorized
to:
  1. (a) promulgate, after public hearing, such rules and regulations as
are necessary to supplement and give full effect to  the  provisions  of
sections  one  hundred  thirteen,  one  hundred fourteen and one hundred
seventeen of this article; and
  (b) exercise all other powers and functions as are necessary to  carry
out  the duties and purposes set forth in sections one hundred thirteen,
one hundred fourteen and one hundred seventeen of this article.
  2. IN COOPERATION WITH OTHER RELEVANT STATE AGENCIES AND  STAKEHOLDERS
IDENTIFY,  AND  DEVELOP  AS  NECESSARY, GUIDANCE FOR THERAPY DOGS, THEIR
HANDLERS AND FACILITIES USING SUCH DOGS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED  TO,
ASSESSMENT AND TRAINING, RISK MANAGEMENT, ANIMAL WELFARE, AND BEST PRAC-
TICES  FOR SUCH DOGS AND THEIR DOG-HANDLERS. SUCH GUIDANCE SHALL BE MADE
AVAILABLE ON THE DEPARTMENT'S WEBSITE  AND  PROVIDED  TO  MUNICIPALITIES
THAT ISSUE SPECIAL TAGS FOR THERAPY DOGS PURSUANT TO SECTION ONE HUNDRED
ELEVEN OF THIS ARTICLE.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10601-01-9

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