Requires a working fire suppression system as well as an alarm system which is directly connected to the police or fire station in any permanent structure where animals are housed or displayed; does not apply to farms or circuses.
STATE OF NEW YORK
2011-2012 Regular Sessions
May 25, 2011
Introduced by M. of A. SALADINO -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. McDO-
NOUGH, MONTESANO -- read once and referred to the Committee on Agri-
AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to requiring
certain safety measures where animals are housed or displayed
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
2 392-j to read as follows:
3 § 392-j. Animal fire safety requirements. 1. Every closed permanent
4 structure where animals are housed or displayed, including but not
5 limited to pet shops, kennels, riding stables and indoor animal exhibi-
6 tions, except a circus, shall be equipped with a working fire
7 suppression system; and shall have a working alarm system which is
8 directly connected to police and/or fire fighting facilities.
9 2. The provisions of subdivision one of this section shall not apply
10 to farms.
11 § 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall
12 have become a law.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.