A07533 Summary:

Amd §301, Ag & Mkts L
Expands the definition of crops, livestock and livestock products to include purpose-bred animals raised for research, service animals, working dogs or any working animals in service on a farm.
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A07533 Actions:

05/13/2021referred to agriculture
12/08/2021amend (t) and recommit to agriculture
12/08/2021print number 7533a
01/05/2022referred to agriculture
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A07533 Committee Votes:

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A07533 Floor Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A07533 Memo:

submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to expand- ing the definition of crops, livestock and livestock products   PURPOSE: To acknowledge the important work and role of purpose-bred animals in New York State.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. Amends 301 of the agriculture and markets law, to include purpose-bred animals. Section 2. Provides that this act shall take effect immediately.   JUSTIFICATION: In 2015-16, New York State designated working service dogs as the offi- cial State dog. However, this legislation is needed to more fully support and statutorily recognize the critical role and positive impact working dogs and other animals contribute to modern society. This legislation seeks to establish a new classification within the Agriculture and Markets Law of "purpose bred animals" to clearly distin- guish between companion and non-companion canines and other animals. This classification recognizes significant differences from the current definition of companion animals (or "pets") and affords needed protections to the breeding, production, training, and the use of canines and other animals for the specific applications for which they were raised. These applications include but are not limited to: public health and safety; detection of explosives, invasive species, and other materials; agriculture; medical service and therapy; biomedical research to improve the health and wellness of humans and animals; and other applications in which purpose bred animals directly contribute to the betterment of society.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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A07533 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                      May 13, 2021
        Introduced  by M. of A. JONES -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on  Agriculture  --  committee  discharged,  bill   amended,   ordered
          reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
        AN  ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to expand-
          ing the definition of crops, livestock and livestock products

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 301 of the agriculture and markets
     2  law is amended by adding a new paragraph m to read as follows:
     3    m.  Purpose-bred  animals, including but not limited to: (i) all types
     4  of working dogs as defined in section ninety of the state law, including
     5  but not limited to: (A) law enforcement dogs, including but not  limited
     6  to  detention dogs, police work dogs, dogs used by the military, protec-
     7  tive security and working search dogs, as  such  terms  are  defined  in
     8  section  one  hundred  eight of this chapter; (B) personal service dogs,
     9  including but not limited to service dogs, therapy dogs, guide dogs  and
    10  hearing  dogs as those terms are defined in section one hundred eight of
    11  this chapter; and (C) livestock and wildlife  control  dogs,  which  for
    12  purposes  of  this article shall include any dog that is trained to herd
    13  and/or protect livestock or control bird and/or wildlife populations and
    14  is actually or has been used  for  such  purposes;  (ii)  other  service
    15  animals  as  defined in section one hundred twenty-three-b of this chap-
    16  ter; and (iii) any research animal, which for purposes of  this  article
    17  shall  include  any animal that is raised or maintained specifically for
    18  the purpose of regulated biomedical research to promote the  health  and
    19  wellness of humans or animals.
    20    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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