senate Bill S6870B

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the regulation of animal shelters; repealer

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 31, 2022 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.299
substituted for a6246c
May 25, 2022 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 23, 2022 ordered to third reading cal.1430
May 17, 2022 reported and committed to rules
May 10, 2022 reported and committed to finance
Mar 07, 2022 print number 6870b
Mar 07, 2022 amend and recommit to agriculture
Feb 14, 2022 print number 6870a
Feb 14, 2022 amend and recommit to agriculture
Jan 05, 2022 referred to agriculture
May 19, 2021 referred to agriculture

Votes

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May 23, 2022 - Rules committee Vote

S6870B
20
0
committee
20
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 17, 2022 - Finance committee Vote

S6870B
19
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committee
19
Aye
0
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
1
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 10, 2022 - Agriculture committee Vote

S6870B
9
0
committee
9
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Agriculture Committee Vote: May 10, 2022

S6870 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6246
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 26-C §§420 - 434, §384, amd §§400 & 403, rpld §408, ren §380 to be §383, Ag & Mkts L; amd §752, Gen Bus L; add §99-pp, St Fin L

S6870 - Summary

Relates to standards of care for animals held in, or being transported by, animal shelters; establishes an animal shelter regulation fund.

S6870 - Sponsor Memo

S6870 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6870
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               May 19, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. ADDABBO -- 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  stand-
   ards  of  care  for  animals  held in, or being transported by, animal
   shelters; to amend the general business law, in relation to pet  deal-
   ers;  to  amend  the state finance law, in relation to establishing an
   animal shelter regulation fund; and to repeal  certain  provisions  of
   the agriculture and markets law relating to pet dealers
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Legislative  intent.  The  department  of  agriculture  and
 markets  holds  statutory  responsibility for the oversight of municipal
 animal shelters and any duly incorporated humane society, duly  incorpo-
 rated  society for the prevention of cruelty to animals or duly incorpo-
 rated animal protective association providing contractual  animal  shel-
 tering services for local governments in this state. The department also
 holds  statutory  responsibility  for  registering not-for-profit animal
 shelters or rescue organizations as entities exempt from  licensure  and
 inspection  under the agency's pet dealer program. Currently however, no
 statutory facility or animal care standards exist in law to which  these
 organizations  must  conform  to  adequately and uniformly ensure animal
 health and wellbeing at and in transport to and  from  such  facilities.
 The  legislature  finds that the universe of entities harboring homeless
 dogs and cats in our communities and providing animal transport in-state
 and across state lines has evolved and grown exponentially over the past
 several decades, rendering the  existing  statutory  framework  for  the
 oversight of such entities deficient and benefiting neither the adoptive
 families  of  dogs  and  cats in need nor the organizations that work so
 diligently to find safe, loving homes for them.
   Therefore, it is the stated purpose of this legislation  to  establish
 responsible,  uniform  and  effective standards for the care of dogs and
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

S6870A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6246
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 26-C §§420 - 434, §384, amd §§400 & 403, rpld §408, ren §380 to be §383, Ag & Mkts L; amd §752, Gen Bus L; add §99-pp, St Fin L

S6870A - Summary

Relates to standards of care for animals held in, or being transported by, animal shelters; establishes an animal shelter regulation fund.

S6870A - Sponsor Memo

S6870A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  6870--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               May 19, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. ADDABBO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Agriculture -- recommitted
   to the Committee on Agriculture in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec.
   8 -- 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 stand-
   ards of care for animals held in,  or  being  transported  by,  animal
   shelters;  to amend the general business law, in relation to pet deal-
   ers; to amend the state finance law, in relation  to  establishing  an
   animal  shelter  regulation  fund; and to repeal certain provisions of
   the agriculture and markets law relating to pet dealers
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Legislative  intent.  The  department  of agriculture and
 markets holds statutory responsibility for the  oversight  of  municipal
 animal  shelters and any duly incorporated humane society, duly incorpo-
 rated society for the prevention of cruelty to animals or duly  incorpo-
 rated  animal  protective association providing contractual animal shel-
 tering services for local governments in this state. The department also
 holds statutory responsibility  for  registering  not-for-profit  animal
 shelters  or  rescue organizations as entities exempt from licensure and
 inspection under the agency's pet dealer program. Currently however,  no
 statutory  facility or animal care standards exist in law to which these
 organizations must conform to adequately  and  uniformly  ensure  animal
 health  and  wellbeing  at and in transport to and from such facilities.
 The legislature finds that the universe of entities  harboring  homeless
 dogs and cats in our communities and providing animal transport in-state
 and across state lines has evolved and grown exponentially over the past
 several  decades,  rendering  the  existing  statutory framework for the
 oversight of such entities deficient and benefiting neither the adoptive
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD09094-07-2
 S. 6870--A                          2

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S6870B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6246
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 26-C §§420 - 434, §384, amd §§400 & 403, rpld §408, ren §380 to be §383, Ag & Mkts L; amd §752, Gen Bus L; add §99-pp, St Fin L

S6870B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to standards of care for animals held in, or being transported by, animal shelters; establishes an animal shelter regulation fund.

S6870B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6870B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  6870--B
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               May 19, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. ADDABBO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Agriculture -- recommitted
   to the Committee on Agriculture in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec.
   8 -- 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  commit-
   tee
 
 AN  ACT  to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to stand-
   ards of care for animals held in,  or  being  transported  by,  animal
   shelters;  to amend the general business law, in relation to pet deal-
   ers; to amend the state finance law, in relation  to  establishing  an
   animal  shelter  regulation  fund; and to repeal certain provisions of
   the agriculture and markets law relating to pet dealers
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Legislative  intent.  The  department  of agriculture and
 markets holds statutory responsibility for the  oversight  of  municipal
 animal  shelters and any duly incorporated humane society, duly incorpo-
 rated society for the prevention of cruelty to animals or duly  incorpo-
 rated  animal  protective association providing contractual animal shel-
 tering services for local governments in this state. The department also
 holds statutory responsibility  for  registering  not-for-profit  animal
 shelters  or  rescue organizations as entities exempt from licensure and
 inspection under the agency's pet dealer program. Currently however,  no
 statutory  facility or animal care standards exist in law to which these
 organizations must conform to adequately  and  uniformly  ensure  animal
 health  and  wellbeing  at and in transport to and from such facilities.
 The legislature finds that the universe of entities  harboring  homeless
 dogs and cats in our communities and providing animal transport in-state
 and across state lines has evolved and grown exponentially over the past
 several  decades,  rendering  the  existing  statutory framework for the
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD09094-09-2

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