senate Bill S1565

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Requires pet dealers and pet shops to provide certain breeder and health information to purchasers of animals

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Agriculture Committee

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 12, 2023 referred to agriculture

S1565 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §402, Ag & Mkts L; amd §17-1704, NYC Ad Cd
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: S6769
2021-2022: S2273

S1565 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires pet dealers and pet shops to provide certain breeder and health information to purchasers of animals.

S1565 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1565 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                             January 12, 2023
 Introduced  by  Sen. TEDISCO -- 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 and  the  administrative
   code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring pet dealers and
   pet  shops  to  provide  certain  breeder  and  health  information to
   purchasers of animals
   Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as "Byron's law".
   § 2. Section 402 of the agriculture and markets law, as added by chap-
 ter  259 of the laws of 2000, subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 110 of
 the laws of 2012, is amended to read as follows:
   § 402. Records of purchase and sale. Each pet dealer  shall  keep  and
 maintain  records  for  each  animal purchased, acquired, held, sold, or
 otherwise disposed of. The records shall include the following:
   1. The name and address of AND A  TELEPHONE  CONTACT  NUMBER  FOR  the
 person  from  whom each animal was acquired. If the person from whom the
 animal was obtained is a dealer licensed by the United States department
 of agriculture, the person's name, address, and federal dealer identifi-
 cation number. If the person from whom the  animal  was  obtained  is  a
 dealer licensed by the department, the person's name, address, and state
 dealer identification number. In the case of cats, if a cat is placed in
 the  custody or possession of the pet dealer and the source of origin is
 unknown, the pet dealer shall state the source  of  origin  as  unknown,
 accompanied  by the date, time, and location of receipt. Notwithstanding
 the provisions of this subdivision, no pet dealer shall  knowingly  buy,
 sell,  exhibit, transport, or offer for sale, exhibition, or transporta-
 tion any stolen animal. No pet dealer shall knowingly sell  any  cat  or
 dog younger than eight weeks of age.
   2.  The  original  source  of each animal if different than the person
 recorded in subdivision one of this section.

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


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