assembly Bill A4283

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Prohibits the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits by retail pet shops; authorizes space for adoption

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 25, 2021 reported referred to rules
Apr 27, 2021 reported referred to codes
Feb 01, 2021 referred to agriculture

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A4283 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1130
Current Committee:
Assembly Rules
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§16, 400 & 408, Ag & Mkts L; amd §752, add §753-f, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A6298, S4234

A4283 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the sale 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.

A4283 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4283
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 1, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of A. L. ROSENTHAL, BARNWELL, EPSTEIN, CRUZ, HUNTER,
   GOTTFRIED, GLICK, SEAWRIGHT, FERNANDEZ,  PAULIN,  LAVINE,  FAHY,  KIM,
   WALLACE,  JACOBSON,  DINOWITZ,  DICKENS,  BENEDETTO,  COLTON, SCHMITT,
   WEPRIN, QUART, ENGLEBRIGHT, FRONTUS, OTIS, BRONSON, DE LA ROSA, REYES,
   NIOU, RAMOS, BICHOTTE HERMELYN -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. HEVE-
   SI, SIMON, THIELE -- read once and referred to the Committee on  Agri-
   culture
 
 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. Paragraphs (b) and (c) of subdivision 4 of  section  400  of  the
 agriculture  and  markets  law,  as  added by chapter 168 of the laws of
 2017, are amended and a new paragraph (d) is added to read as follows:
   (b) Any municipal pound or shelter dedicated to the care  of  unwanted
 animals which makes such animals available for adoption whether or not a
 fee for such adoption is charged, established and maintained pursuant to
 subdivision one of section one hundred fourteen of this chapter;[ and]
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.