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A06912 Summary:

Amd §353-b, Ag & Mkts L
Enacts stricter requirements for sheltering of dogs outside including protection from wind and loss of body heat.
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A06912 Actions:

04/13/2021referred to agriculture
01/05/2022referred to agriculture
05/10/2022held for consideration in agriculture
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A06912 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     April 13, 2021
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  TANNOUSIS  --  read once and referred to the
          Committee on Agriculture
        AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation  to  appro-
          priate shelter for dogs
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 3  of  section  353-b  of  the
     2  agriculture  and  markets  law,  as  added by chapter 594 of the laws of
     3  2003, is amended to read as follows:
     4    (b) For all dogs that are left outdoors in inclement weather, a  hous-
     5  ing  facility,  which  must:  (1)  have a waterproof roof; (2) be struc-
     6  turally sound with insulation appropriate to local  climatic  conditions
     7  and sufficient to protect the dog from inclement weather while promoting
     8  the  retention  of  body  heat;  (3)  be  constructed  to allow each dog
     9  adequate freedom  of  movement  to  make  normal  postural  adjustments,
    10  including  the  ability  to  stand up, turn around and lie down with its
    11  limbs outstretched; [and] (4) allow for effective removal of excretions,
    12  other waste material; dirt and trash;  and  (5)  during  the  months  of
    13  November through March, provide a windbreak at the entrance. The housing
    14  facility  and  the  area  immediately  surrounding it shall be regularly
    15  cleaned to maintain a healthy and sanitary environment and  to  minimize
    16  health hazards.
    17    §  2.  This  act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall
    18  have become a law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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