Bills Pending New York Senate Domestic Animal Welfare Committee

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NYS03411IntroRequires animal shelters to annually report on intake and disposition of animals and the number of animals turned away by such shelters; requires shelters to submit such reports to the department of agriculture and markets, and requires such departme...
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2019-04-17
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NYS03415IntroProvides that any person charged with enforcing laws prohibiting cruelty to animals shall cause a report to be made when, in the performance of his or her duties, such person has reasonable cause to believe that abuse or maltreatment of a child has a...
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2019-04-16
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NYS05054IntroRelates to the confinement of companion animals in unattended motor vehicles under conditions that endanger the health or well-being of an animal and what can be done in the event an animal is seen suffering; adds paid or volunteer firefighters and e...
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2019-04-04
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NYS04802IntroRequires the commissioner of agriculture and markets to identify and develop standards for therapy dogs.
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2019-03-26
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NYS04577IntroRequires the department of agriculture and markets to issue code red and blue alerts for companion animals during extreme weather; requires owners of companion animals to bring their animals indoors whenever a code red or blue alert has been issued.
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2019-03-15
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NYA00216EngrossRelates to the care of animals; requires regular diurnal light cycles of either natural or artificial light; requires separate space for pregnant or nursing dogs; requires a certain level of sanitation of primary enclosures and cages; requires sanita...
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2019-03-11
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NYS04288IntroEstablishes an animal abuser statewide registry with community notification requirements.
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2019-03-06
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NYS04234IntroProhibits the sale of 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.
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2019-03-05
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NYS04073IntroProhibits ear clipping and tail docking of dogs unless deemed medically necessary to protect the life or health of the dog.
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2019-02-27
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NYS04041IntroIncreases the penalties for owners of dangerous dogs and subjects certain dangerous dog owners to further investigation.
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2019-02-26
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NYS03959IntroEstablishes Buoy's law; requires veterinarians to notify owners of potential risks and side effects of medication verbally and in writing prior to prescribing or otherwise providing medication to an animal; requires veterinarians to provide a manufac...
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2019-02-21
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NYS03867IntroRelates to codifying animal cruelty laws under the penal law; makes conforming technical changes.
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2019-02-20
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NYS03830IntroAmends the definitions of pet dealers; decreases the number of animals a person can distribute to fit under the exemption.
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2019-02-15
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NYS03828IntroRelates to the care of animals; requires regular diurnal light cycles of either natural or artificial light; requires separate space for pregnant or nursing dogs; requires sanitation of primary enclosures and cages; requires sanitary food receptacles...
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2019-02-15
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NYS00384IntroRequires unsealing of court records of youthful offenders convicted of animal abuse offense; provides that such persons undergo a psychiatric evaluation and treatment where necessary.
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2019-02-11
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NYS00593IntroProhibits the sale of dogs and cats 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.
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2019-02-11
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NYS00385IntroIncreases certain penalties for violating the prohibition of animal fighting and for aggravated cruelty to animals and requires a psychiatric evaluation for defendants convicted of aggravated cruelty to animals.
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2019-02-11
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NYS00122IntroRelates to liability for owners of dogs for injuries caused by such dog; provides liability for any injuries caused by a dog without any prior determination of propensity or dangerousness.
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2019-02-11
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NYS00387IntroMakes the failure to provide food, water or appropriate shelter to a companion animal (dogs and cats) left outside a felony punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000, or imprisonment for not more than 2 years, or by both such fine and imprisonment...
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2019-02-11
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NYS00186IntroEnacts "Kirby and Quigley's Law"; expands the definition of aggravated cruelty to animals to include harm to a companion animal during the commission of a felony.
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2019-02-11
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NYS00094IntroRelates to promoting animal fighting and appropriately punishing individuals associated with such activities.
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2019-02-11
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NYS03559IntroRelates to penalties for the failure to provide appropriate shelter to a dog left outdoors.
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2019-02-08
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NYS03412IntroRelates to the care and collection of abandoned animals on vacant property; requires notification to the appropriate authorities by anyone authorized to be on vacant land where such person finds an animal which based on its physical appearance or lac...
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2019-02-06
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NYS03414IntroEstablishes a tort cause of action for the wrongful injury or death of a companion animal; provides for compensatory and punitive damages and injunctive relief and three year statute of limitations on commencement of such an action.
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2019-02-06
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NYS03413IntroAuthorizes the district attorney bringing animal abuse charges to petition for the posting of security for the care of the abused animal on behalf of the impounding organization; authorizes all such petitions to be filed at or after the arraignment o...
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2019-02-06
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NYS03325IntroIncreases certain penalties for aggravated cruelty to animals.
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2019-02-05
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NYS03327IntroDefines "aggravated cruelty" and makes any person who commits the conduct which falls under that definition guilty of a class E felony, punishable by up to two years imprisonment; defines "in the presence of a child" and makes any person who commits ...
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2019-02-05
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NYS03305IntroRelates to owners of lost pets and return of lost pets to their owners; requires the entity with possession to take steps to check the dogs for any identification including tags, tattoos and microchips; makes information available to the public on th...
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2019-02-05
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NYS02998IntroRelates to exempting dog license fees for deployed active military members' dogs.
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2019-01-31
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NYS02724IntroProhibits any person from transporting, holding, buying, selling, giving, receiving or marketing a nonambulatory animal unless such animal is first humanely euthanized without undue delay from the time that such animal becomes nonambulatory; makes ce...
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2019-01-29
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NYS02850IntroLimits licensing to only pet dealers which sell animals obtained from shelters and rescue organizations.
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2019-01-29
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NYS02627IntroRelates to the registration and regulation of animal breeders; requires each to be licensed; creates a breeder licensing fund; exempts not-for-profit organizations.
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2019-01-28
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NYS02602IntroRelates to the creation of a crime database of all convictions in New York state of animal cruelty, fighting, neglect, abandonment and mistreatment; makes such crime database available to all law enforcement entities, district attorneys, duly incorpo...
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2019-01-28
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NYS02623IntroRelates to promoting understanding, awareness and enforcement of animal crime laws.
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2019-01-28
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NYS02009IntroLimits ownership or possession of companion animals by "Buster's Law" violators and adds definition of equine companion while taking horses out of farm animal definition.
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2019-01-18
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NYS02019IntroRelates to penalties for committing multiple animal cruelty offenses.
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2019-01-18
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NYS02018IntroRelates to penalties for aggravated cruelty to animals.
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2019-01-18
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NYS02007IntroProhibits a person convicted of "Buster's Law" from owning or possessing a companion animal unless authorized by court order, after appropriate psychiatric or psychological testing.
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2019-01-18
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