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A02982 Summary:

COSPNSRByrne, Lifton, D'Urso, Glick, Otis, Pellegrino
Amd 403, Ag & Mkts L
Limits licensing to only pet dealers which sell animals obtained from shelters and rescue organizations.
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A02982 Actions:

01/23/2017referred to agriculture
01/03/2018referred to agriculture
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A02982 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 23, 2017
        Introduced by M. of A. BARNWELL -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Agriculture
        AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to limiting
          licensing  to  only pet dealers which sell animals obtained from shel-
          ters and rescue organizations
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  Section 403 of the agriculture and markets law is amended
     2  by adding a new subdivision 12 to read as follows:
     3    12. No pet dealer  shall  display,  sell,  deliver,  offer  for  sale,
     4  barter,  auction,  give away, broker or otherwise transfer or dispose of
     5  an animal unless it is obtained from:
     6    (a) an animal shelter;
     7    (b) a private, nonprofit humane society  or  nonprofit  animal  rescue
     8  organization; or
     9    (c)  an  animal  shelter, nonprofit humane society or nonprofit animal
    10  rescue organization that operates out of or in  connection  with  a  pet
    11  dealer.
    12    Nothing  shall prevent a pet dealer from providing space and appropri-
    13  ate care for animals owned by an animal shelter, nonprofit humane socie-
    14  ty or nonprofit animal rescue agency and maintained by a pet dealer  for
    15  the purpose of adopting those animals to the public.
    16    §  2.  This  act  shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall
    17  have become a law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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