senate Bill S5532B

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the prohibition of the declawing of cats

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 04, 2019 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.476
substituted for a1303b
referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 03, 2019 ordered to third reading cal.1150
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 31, 2019 print number 5532b
May 31, 2019 amend and recommit to domestic animal welfare
May 29, 2019 print number 5532a
May 29, 2019 amend and recommit to domestic animal welfare
May 06, 2019 referred to domestic animal welfare

Co-Sponsors

S5532 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1303
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add §381, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S5084, A1297
2017-2018: S3376, A595

S5532 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the prohibition of declawing of cats; makes such violation punishable by a civil penalty not to exceed $1,000.

S5532 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5532 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5532

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 6, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GIANARIS -- 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  prohib-
  iting the declawing of cats

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

  Section 1. The agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a  new
section 381 to read as follows:
  §  381.  PROHIBITION  OF  THE  DECLAWING  OF  CATS. 1. NO PERSON SHALL
PERFORM AN ONYCHECTOMY (DECLAWING), PARTIAL OR COMPLETE PHLANGECTOMY  OR
TENDONECTOMY  PROCEDURE  BY  ANY  MEANS ON A CAT WITHIN THE STATE OF NEW
YORK, EXCEPT WHEN NECESSARY FOR  A  THERAPEUTIC  PURPOSE.    THERAPEUTIC
PURPOSE MEANS THE NECESSITY TO ADDRESS THE PHYSICAL MEDICAL CONDITION OF
THE  CAT,  SUCH AS AN EXISTING OR RECURRING ILLNESS, INFECTION, DISEASE,
INJURY OR ABNORMAL CONDITION IN THE  CLAW  THAT  COMPROMISES  THE  CAT'S
HEALTH.  THERAPEUTIC  PURPOSE  DOES  NOT  INCLUDE  COSMETIC OR AESTHETIC
REASONS OR REASONS OF CONVENIENCE IN KEEPING OR HANDLING THE CAT.
  2. ANY PERSON WHO PERFORMS AN ONYCHECTOMY, PARTIAL OR COMPLETE  PHLAN-
GECTOMY  OR  TENDONECTOMY  PROCEDURE  ON ANY CAT WITHIN THE STATE OF NEW
YORK SHALL BE GUILTY OF A VIOLATION  OF  THIS  SECTION  WHICH  SHALL  BE
PUNISHABLE BY A CIVIL PENALTY NOT TO EXCEED ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06056-01-9

Co-Sponsors

S5532A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1303
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add §381, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S5084, A1297
2017-2018: S3376, A595

S5532A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the prohibition of declawing of cats; makes such violation punishable by a civil penalty not to exceed $1,000.

S5532A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5532A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 5532--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 6, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. GIANARIS, RIVERA -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on  Domestic  Animal
  Welfare  --  committee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to  prohib-
  iting the declawing of cats

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

  Section 1. The agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a  new
section 381 to read as follows:
  §  381.  PROHIBITION  OF  THE  DECLAWING  OF  CATS. 1. NO PERSON SHALL
PERFORM AN ONYCHECTOMY (DECLAWING), PARTIAL OR COMPLETE PHLANGECTOMY  OR
TENDONECTOMY  PROCEDURE  BY  ANY  MEANS ON A CAT WITHIN THE STATE OF NEW
YORK, EXCEPT WHEN NECESSARY FOR  A  THERAPEUTIC  PURPOSE.    THERAPEUTIC
PURPOSE MEANS THE NECESSITY TO ADDRESS THE PHYSICAL MEDICAL CONDITION OF
THE  CAT,  SUCH AS AN EXISTING OR RECURRING ILLNESS, INFECTION, DISEASE,
INJURY OR ABNORMAL CONDITION IN THE  CLAW  THAT  COMPROMISES  THE  CAT'S
HEALTH.  THERAPEUTIC  PURPOSE  DOES  NOT  INCLUDE  COSMETIC OR AESTHETIC
REASONS OR REASONS OF CONVENIENCE IN KEEPING OR HANDLING THE CAT.
  2. ANY PERSON WHO PERFORMS AN ONYCHECTOMY, PARTIAL OR COMPLETE  PHLAN-
GECTOMY  OR  TENDONECTOMY  PROCEDURE  ON ANY CAT WITHIN THE STATE OF NEW
YORK IN VIOLATION OF THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF  THIS  SECTION
SHALL  BE  PUNISHABLE  BY  A  CIVIL  PENALTY  NOT TO EXCEED ONE THOUSAND
DOLLARS.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06056-03-9

Co-Sponsors

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S5532B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1303
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add §381, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S5084, A1297
2017-2018: S3376, A595

S5532B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the prohibition of declawing of cats; makes such violation punishable by a civil penalty not to exceed $1,000.

S5532B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5532B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 5532--B

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 6, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. GIANARIS, RIVERA -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on  Domestic  Animal
  Welfare  --  committee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said  committee  --  committee  discharged,
  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as amended and recommitted to said
  committee

AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to  prohib-
  iting the declawing of cats

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

  Section 1. The agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a  new
section 381 to read as follows:
  §  381.  PROHIBITION  OF  THE  DECLAWING  OF  CATS. 1. NO PERSON SHALL
PERFORM AN ONYCHECTOMY (DECLAWING), PARTIAL OR COMPLETE PHALANGECTOMY OR
TENDONECTOMY PROCEDURE BY ANY MEANS ON A CAT WITHIN  THE  STATE  OF  NEW
YORK,  EXCEPT  WHEN  NECESSARY  FOR A THERAPEUTIC PURPOSE.   THERAPEUTIC
PURPOSE MEANS THE NECESSITY TO ADDRESS THE PHYSICAL MEDICAL CONDITION OF
THE CAT, SUCH AS AN EXISTING OR RECURRING ILLNESS,  INFECTION,  DISEASE,
INJURY  OR  ABNORMAL  CONDITION  IN  THE CLAW THAT COMPROMISES THE CAT'S
HEALTH. THERAPEUTIC PURPOSE  DOES  NOT  INCLUDE  COSMETIC  OR  AESTHETIC
REASONS OR REASONS OF CONVENIENCE IN KEEPING OR HANDLING THE CAT.
  2. ANY PERSON WHO PERFORMS AN ONYCHECTOMY, PARTIAL OR COMPLETE PHALAN-
GECTOMY  OR  TENDONECTOMY  PROCEDURE  ON ANY CAT WITHIN THE STATE OF NEW
YORK IN VIOLATION OF THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF  THIS  SECTION
SHALL  BE  PUNISHABLE  BY  A  CIVIL  PENALTY  NOT TO EXCEED ONE THOUSAND
DOLLARS.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06056-04-9

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