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SECTION 124
Powers of commissioner
Agriculture & Markets (AGM) CHAPTER 69, ARTICLE 7
§ 124. Powers of commissioner. The commissioner is hereby authorized
to:

1. (a) promulgate, after public hearing, such rules and regulations as
are necessary to supplement and give full effect to the provisions of
sections one hundred thirteen, one hundred fourteen and one hundred
seventeen of this article; and

(b) exercise all other powers and functions as are necessary to carry
out the duties and purposes set forth in sections one hundred thirteen,
one hundred fourteen and one hundred seventeen of this article.

2. in cooperation with other relevant state agencies and stakeholders
identify, and develop as necessary, guidance for therapy dogs, their
handlers and facilities using such dogs, including, but not limited to,
assessment and training, risk management, animal welfare, and best
practices for such dogs and their dog-handlers. Such guidance shall be
made available on the department's website and provided to
municipalities that issue special tags for therapy dogs pursuant to
section one hundred eleven of this article.