senate Bill S1101A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires animal shelters and animal rescue groups to disclose whether a dog has known behavioral issues

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 10, 2021 committed to rules
May 24, 2021 advanced to third reading
May 20, 2021 2nd report cal.
May 19, 2021 1st report cal.1231
May 13, 2021 print number 1101a
May 13, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to agriculture
Jan 06, 2021 referred to agriculture

Votes

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May 19, 2021 - Agriculture committee Vote

S1101A
8
0
committee
8
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Agriculture Committee Vote: May 19, 2021

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S1101 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add §123-c, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8039

S1101 - Summary

Requires animal shelters and animal rescue groups to disclose whether a dog over the age of four months has known behavioral issues; states that a documented history of known behavioral issues shall not necessarily preclude a dog from being available for adoption.

S1101 - Sponsor Memo

S1101 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1101
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. KAMINSKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Agriculture
 
 AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to  requir-
   ing animal shelters and animal rescue groups to disclose whether a dog
   has bitten a person and broken the person's skin

   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 123-c to read as follows:
   § 123-C. DISCLOSURE OF DOG BITES. 1. DEFINITIONS. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS
 SECTION:
   (A)  "ANIMAL  SHELTER" MEANS A NOT-FOR-PROFIT FACILITY WHERE HOMELESS,
 LOST, STRAY, ABANDONED, SEIZED,  SURRENDERED  OR  UNWANTED  ANIMALS  ARE
 RECEIVED,  HARBORED,  MAINTAINED  AND MADE AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION TO THE
 GENERAL PUBLIC, REDEMPTION BY THEIR OWNERS OR OTHER LAWFUL  DISPOSITION,
 AND  WHICH  IS  OWNED,  OPERATED,  OR  MAINTAINED BY A DULY INCORPORATED
 HUMANE SOCIETY, ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY, SOCIETY FOR  THE  PREVENTION  OF
 CRUELTY  TO  ANIMALS,  OR  OTHER  ORGANIZATION  DEVOTED  TO THE WELFARE,
 PROTECTION OR HUMANE TREATMENT OF ANIMALS.
   (B) "ANIMAL RESCUE GROUP" MEANS  A  DULY  INCORPORATED  NOT-FOR-PROFIT
 ORGANIZATION  THAT  ACCEPTS  HOMELESS,  LOST,  STRAY, ABANDONED, SEIZED,
 SURRENDERED OR UNWANTED ANIMALS FROM AN ANIMAL SHELTER  OR  OTHER  PLACE
 AND ATTEMPTS TO FIND HOMES FOR, AND PROMOTE ADOPTION OF, SUCH ANIMALS BY
 THE GENERAL PUBLIC.
   2.  EVERY  ANIMAL  SHELTER OR ANIMAL RESCUE GROUP SHALL BE REQUIRED TO
 DISCLOSE, TO THE BEST OF THEIR KNOWLEDGE, WHETHER A DOG OF  THE  AGE  OF
 FOUR  MONTHS OR OLDER HAS BITTEN A PERSON AND BROKEN THAT PERSON'S SKIN.
 THE ANIMAL SHELTER OR ANIMAL RESCUE GROUP SHALL, BEFORE SELLING,  GIVING
 AWAY, OR OTHERWISE RELEASING THE DOG FROM THEIR OWNERSHIP SHALL:
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD01210-01-1

S1101A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add §123-c, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8039

S1101A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires animal shelters and animal rescue groups to disclose whether a dog over the age of four months has known behavioral issues; states that a documented history of known behavioral issues shall not necessarily preclude a dog from being available for adoption.

S1101A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1101A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  1101--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. KAMINSKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Agriculture  --  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 requir-
   ing animal shelters and animal rescue groups to disclose whether a dog
   has known behavioral issues
 
   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 123-c to read as follows:
   § 123-C. DISCLOSURE OF BEHAVIORAL HISTORY OF DOGS.    1.  DEFINITIONS.
 FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:
   (A)  "ANIMAL  SHELTER" MEANS A NOT-FOR-PROFIT FACILITY WHERE HOMELESS,
 LOST, STRAY, ABANDONED, SEIZED,  SURRENDERED  OR  UNWANTED  ANIMALS  ARE
 RECEIVED,  HARBORED,  MAINTAINED  AND MADE AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION TO THE
 GENERAL PUBLIC, REDEMPTION BY THEIR OWNERS OR OTHER LAWFUL  DISPOSITION,
 AND  WHICH  IS  OWNED,  OPERATED,  OR  MAINTAINED BY A DULY INCORPORATED
 HUMANE SOCIETY, ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY, SOCIETY FOR  THE  PREVENTION  OF
 CRUELTY  TO  ANIMALS,  OR  OTHER  ORGANIZATION  DEVOTED  TO THE WELFARE,
 PROTECTION OR HUMANE TREATMENT OF ANIMALS.
   (B) "ANIMAL RESCUE GROUP" MEANS  A  DULY  INCORPORATED  NOT-FOR-PROFIT
 ORGANIZATION  THAT  ACCEPTS  HOMELESS,  LOST,  STRAY, ABANDONED, SEIZED,
 SURRENDERED OR UNWANTED ANIMALS FROM AN ANIMAL SHELTER  OR  OTHER  PLACE
 AND ATTEMPTS TO FIND HOMES FOR, AND PROMOTE ADOPTION OF, SUCH ANIMALS BY
 THE GENERAL PUBLIC.
   2.  EVERY  ANIMAL  SHELTER OR ANIMAL RESCUE GROUP SHALL BE REQUIRED TO
 DISCLOSE, TO THE BEST OF THEIR KNOWLEDGE, WHETHER A DOG OF  THE  AGE  OF
 FOUR MONTHS OR OLDER HAS KNOWN BEHAVIORAL ISSUES WHICH COULD POSE A RISK
 TO  A  PERSON  OR AN ANIMAL.   THE ANIMAL SHELTER OR ANIMAL RESCUE GROUP
 SHALL, BEFORE SELLING, GIVING AWAY, OR OTHERWISE RELEASING THE DOG  FROM
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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