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A00739 Summary:

BILL NO    A00739D

SAME AS    SAME AS S06769-C

SPONSOR    Rosenthal (MS)

COSPNSR    Moya, Colton, Englebright, McDonough, Tedisco, Tenney, Mosley,
           Brook-Krasny, Titone, Cusick, Malliotakis, Weprin

MLTSPNSR   Galef, Glick, Gottfried, Perry

Add S353-f, Ag & Mkts L

Prohibits companion animal piercing and tattooing except when done in
conjunction with a medical procedure for the benefit of a companion animal.
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A00739 Text:

                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
       ________________________________________________________________________

                                        739--D

                              2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y

                                      (PREFILED)

                                    January 9, 2013
                                      ___________

       Introduced  by M. of A. ROSENTHAL, MOYA, COLTON, ENGLEBRIGHT, McDONOUGH,
         TEDISCO, TENNEY, MOSLEY, BROOK-KRASNY, TITONE, CUSICK, MALLIOTAKIS  --
         Multi-Sponsored  by -- M. of A. GALEF, GLICK, GOTTFRIED, PERRY -- read
         once and  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Agriculture  --  committee
         discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
         to  said  committee  -- recommitted to the Committee on Agriculture in
         accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee discharged,  bill
         amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
         tee -- again reported from said  committee  with  amendments,  ordered
         reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee -- reported and
         referred  to  the  Committee  on Codes -- reported and referred to the
         Committee on Rules --  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 prohib-
         iting piercing and tattooing of companion animals

         THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
       BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

    1    Section  1. The agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a new
    2  section 353-f to read as follows:
    3    S 353-F. COMPANION ANIMAL PIERCING AND TATTOOING PROHIBITED.  1.    NO
    4  PERSON  SHALL  PIERCE OR CAUSE TO HAVE PIERCED A COMPANION ANIMAL UNLESS
    5  SUCH PIERCING PROVIDES A MEDICAL BENEFIT TO THE COMPANION  ANIMAL.  SUCH
    6  PIERCING  SHALL  BE  PERFORMED  BY  A LICENSED VETERINARIAN OR UNDER THE
    7  SUPERVISION OF A LICENSED VETERINARIAN. NOTHING IN THIS SECTION SHALL BE
    8  CONSTRUED TO APPLY TO EAR TAGS ON RABBITS AND CAVIES.
    9    2. NO PERSON SHALL TATTOO OR CAUSE TO HAVE TATTOOED A COMPANION ANIMAL
   10  UNLESS SUCH TATTOO:
   11    (A) IS DONE IN CONJUNCTION WITH A MEDICAL PROCEDURE FOR THE BENEFIT OF
   12  THE COMPANION ANIMAL AND TO INDICATE THAT  SUCH  MEDICAL  PROCEDURE  HAS
   13  BEEN DONE, PROVIDED THAT SUCH TATTOO IS NOT FOR DESIGN PURPOSES; OR

        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD05036-12-4
       A. 739--D                           2

    1    (B)  IS DONE FOR THE PURPOSE OF IDENTIFICATION OF THE COMPANION ANIMAL
    2  AND NOT FOR DESIGN PURPOSES, AND SUCH TATTOO INCLUDES ONLY SUCH  NUMBERS
    3  AND/OR  LETTERS ALLOTTED BY A CORPORATION THAT, IN THE REGULAR COURSE OF
    4  ITS BUSINESS, MAINTAINS AN ANIMAL TATTOO IDENTIFICATION REGISTRY.
    5    3.    FOR  THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "TATTOO" SHALL MEAN A MARK ON
    6  THE BODY MADE WITH INDELIBLE INK OR PIGMENTS INJECTED BENEATH THE  OUTER
    7  LAYER OF THE SKIN.
    8    4.    TATTOOING  DONE  IN CONJUNCTION WITH A MEDICAL PROCEDURE FOR THE
    9  BENEFIT OF A COMPANION ANIMAL THAT INDICATES THAT SUCH MEDICAL PROCEDURE
   10  HAS BEEN DONE SHALL BE PERFORMED BY A LICENSED VETERINARIAN OR UNDER THE
   11  SUPERVISION OF A LICENSED VETERINARIAN.
   12    5. ANY PERSON WHO KNOWINGLY VIOLATES THE PROVISIONS  OF  THIS  SECTION
   13  SHALL BE GUILTY OF A VIOLATION PUNISHABLE PURSUANT TO THE PENAL LAW.
   14    S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
   15  it shall have become a law.
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