BILL NO A01123
SAME AS SAME AS S01700
SPONSOR Rosenthal (MS)
COSPNSR Miller, Maisel, Katz, Jaffee, Hooper, Millman
MLTSPNSR Gabryszak, Glick, Gottfried, Montesano, Moya, Scarborough, Schimel,
Amd S107, Ag & Mkts L
Limits the animal dealers that are exempt under the provisions of article 7 of
the agriculture and markets law relating to the licensing, identification and
control of dogs; applies provisions to dealers licensed as a class A dealer
under the Federal Animal Welfare Act that sells dogs exclusively to USDA
registered research facilities; requires a certificate of exemption.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the agriculture and markets law, in
relation to limiting the animal dealers exempt under the provisions of
article 7 of such law relating to the licensing, identification and
control of dogs
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF THE BILL: This bill will ensure that Class
A dog breeders, except those selling dogs exclusively to USDA
registered research facilities, are subject to the same licensing
provision as other classifications of breeders within the state.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Subdivision 4 of section 107,
contained with article 7 of the NYS Agriculture and Markets laws,
shall be amended by section 1 of part (T) of chapter 59 of the laws of
JUSTIFICATION: While USDA Class A license holders for commercial dog
breeding frequently have as many as 600 adult breeding dogs and are
responsible for a significant percentage of our state's overburdened
animal shelter system, these professional breeders are exempt from
making contributions to state Animal Population Control Fund programs.
Removing this inappropriate exception will yield additional revenue
that can be applied to spay and neuter programs capable of reducing
shelter populations and eliminating the unnecessary euthanasia of
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: A.7628 of 2011-2012
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the State.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act will take effect on the one hundred twentieth
day after it shall have become a law.
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N A S S E M B L Y
January 9, 2013
Introduced by M. of A. ROSENTHAL, MILLER, MAISEL, KATZ, JAFFEE, HOOPER,
MILLMAN -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. GABRYSZAK, GLICK, GOTTFRIED,
MONTESANO, MOYA, SCARBOROUGH, SCHIMEL, SWEENEY -- read once and
referred to the Committee on Agriculture
AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to limiting
the animal dealers exempt under the provisions of article 7 of such
law relating to the licensing, identification and control of dogs
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
1 Section 1. Subdivision 4 of section 107 of the agriculture and markets
2 law, as amended by section 1 of part T of chapter 59 of the laws of
3 2010, is amended to read as follows:
4 4. This article shall not apply to any dog confined to the premises of
5 any person, firm or corporation engaged in the business of breeding or
6 raising dogs for profit and licensed as a class A dealer under the
7 Federal [Laboratory] Animal Welfare Act, PROVIDED SUCH DEALER SELLS DOGS
8 EXCLUSIVELY TO USDA REGISTERED RESEARCH FACILITIES AND HAS OBTAINED A
9 CERTIFICATE OF EXEMPTION. APPLICATION FOR A CERTIFICATE OF EXEMPTION
10 SHALL BE MADE ANNUALLY TO THE MUNICIPALITIES IN WHICH THE DEALER IS
11 LOCATED AND SHALL BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ATTESTATION THAT ALL SALES ARE TO
12 A USDA REGISTERED RESEARCH FACILITY.
13 S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
14 it shall have become a law.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.