Limits the animal dealers that are exempt under the provisions of article 7 of the agriculture and markets law relating to the licensing, identification and control of dogs; applies provisions to dealers licensed as a class A dealer under the Federal Animal Welfare Act that sells dogs exclusively to USDA registered research facilities; requires a certificate of exemption.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to limiting the animal dealers exempt under the provisions of article 7 of such law relating to the licensing, identification and control of dogs
PURPOSE: This bill will ensure that Class A dog breeders, except those selling dogs exclusively to USDA registered research facilities, are subject to the same licensing provision as other classifications of breeders within the state.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Subdivision 4 of section 107, contained with article 7 of the NYS Agriculture and Markets laws, shall be amended by section 1 of part (T) of chapter 59 of the laws of 2010.
JUSTIFICATION: While USDA Class A license holders for commercial dog breeding frequently have as many as 600 adult breeding dogs and are responsible for a significant percentage of our state's overburdened animal shelter system, these professional breeders are exempt from making contributions to state Animal Population Control Fund programs. Removing this inappropriate exception will yield additional revenue that can be applied to spay and neuter programs capable of reducing shelter populations and eliminating the unnecessary euthanasia of animals.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: S. 6218 of 2012 Referenced to Senate Agriculture Committee.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act will take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after it shall have become a law.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1700 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. GRISANTI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Agriculture AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to limiting the animal dealers exempt under the provisions of article 7 of such law relating to the licensing, identification and control of dogs THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 4 of section 107 of the agriculture and markets law, as amended by section 1 of part T of chapter 59 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows: 4. This article shall not apply to any dog confined to the premises of any person, firm or corporation engaged in the business of breeding or raising dogs for profit and licensed as a class A dealer under the Federal
[Laboratory]Animal Welfare Act, PROVIDED SUCH DEALER SELLS DOGS EXCLUSIVELY TO USDA REGISTERED RESEARCH FACILITIES AND HAS OBTAINED A CERTIFICATE OF EXEMPTION. APPLICATION FOR A CERTIFICATE OF EXEMPTION SHALL BE MADE ANNUALLY TO THE MUNICIPALITIES IN WHICH THE DEALER IS LOCATED AND SHALL BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ATTESTATION THAT ALL SALES ARE TO A USDA REGISTERED RESEARCH FACILITY. S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after it shall have become a law.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD04742-01-3