A06560 Summary:

BILL NOA06560
 
SAME ASSAME AS S06084
 
SPONSORGiglio JA
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd §6714, Ed L; amd §405, Ag & Mkts L
 
Relates to the disclosure of the cause of death of certain companion animals; authorizes the inspection of pet dealers' facilities upon such deaths.
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A06560 Actions:

BILL NOA06560
 
03/19/2021referred to higher education
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A06560 Committee Votes:

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A06560 Floor Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A06560 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A6560
 
SPONSOR: Giglio JA
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to disclosure of the cause of death of certain companion animals; and to amend the agricul- ture and markets law, in relation to authorizing the inspection of pet dealers' facilities upon certain deaths of companion animals   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To authorize licensed veterinarians to disclose cause of death to the department of Agriculture and Markets when a companion animal dies with- in six months of the owner obtaining the companion animal from a pet dealer. The Commissioner may conduct an inspection of the pet dealers' facilities if warranted pursuant to the amendments in these laws.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 Section 6714 of the education law is amended by adding a new subdivision 5-a licensed veterinarian shall disclose the cause of death or any other relevant records to the Department of Agriculture and Markets when a companion animal dies due to illness, disease, or congen- ital condition when death occurs within six months of the owner obtain- ing the companion animal from a pet dealer. The disclosure shall be made on a faun provided by the Department which shall included the name and address of the pet dealer from which the companion animal was obtained. Section 2 Section 405 of the agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a new subdivision 4 where the Commissioner or agents of the Department may conduct an inspection of pet dealers' facilities if warranted pursuant to the new subdivision of the education law stated in section 1. Section 3 states effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: Over the last few years, sales of pets from out-of-state or non-licensed breeders has resulted in sick, lame and dying animals being sold. Having a licensed veterinarian disclose the cause of death (or death certif- icate) and then send those findings to the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets, may better prevent the continued selling of these animals. Also pet stores will be put on notice that if this practice continues an inspection and investigation could result in closure of the pet store.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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A06560 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          6560
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                     March 19, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A. J. A. GIGLIO -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Higher Education
 
        AN ACT to amend the education law, in  relation  to  disclosure  of  the
          cause of death of certain companion animals; and to amend the agricul-
          ture and markets law, in relation to authorizing the inspection of pet
          dealers' facilities upon certain deaths of companion animals
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1.  Section 6714 of the education law is amended by  adding  a
     2  new subdivision 5 to read as follows:
     3    5. A veterinarian licensed pursuant to this article shall disclose the
     4  cause of death and may disclose any other relevant records for a compan-
     5  ion  animal  to  the  department  of  agriculture  and markets when such
     6  companion animal's death is  due  to  illness,  disease,  or  congenital
     7  condition and such death occurs within six months of the owner obtaining
     8  such  companion  animal  from  a  pet dealer, as defined in section four
     9  hundred of the agriculture and markets law.   Such disclosure  shall  be
    10  made on a form provided by the department of agriculture and markets and
    11  shall  include  the  name  and  address of the pet dealer from which the
    12  companion animal was obtained.
    13    § 2.  Section 405 of the agriculture and markets  law  is  amended  by
    14  adding a new subdivision 4 to read as follows:
    15    4.  The  commissioner  or  his or her authorized agents may conduct an
    16  inspection of pet dealers' facilities whenever in the discretion of  the
    17  commissioner  or  his  or  her  authorized  agents a disclosure required
    18  pursuant to subdivision five of section sixty-seven hundred fourteen  of
    19  the education law warrants such investigation.
    20    § 3.  This act shall take effect immediately.
 

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD10017-01-1
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