Committee on Animals and the Law Legislative Memos

2019-2020

Animal Law Memo #1 (S.2723; A.757) AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to aggravated cruelty to animals.

Animal Law Memo #2 (S3078; A998) AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to requiring the installation and testing of fire protection systems at pet stores.

Animal Law Memo #2A (S3078; A998) AN ACT to amend the  environmental conservation law, in relation to making animal killing contests, competitions, tournaments and derbys unlawful.

Animal Law Memo #3 (S1974; A3535) AN ACT to amend the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law, in relation to establishing the commission on retired horses.

Animal Law Memo #3A (S1974; A535) AN ACT to amend the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law, in relation to establishing the commission on retired horses.

Animal Law Memo #4 (S1486; A1111-A) AN ACT to amend the Environmental Conservation Law, in relation to prohibiting the sale, trade or bartering or possession with intent to sell, trade or barter of certain wild animals or wild animal products and the penalties imposed therefore.

Animal Law Memo #5 (S2602; A1090) AN ACT to amend the Executive Law, in relation to the creation of an animal cruelty and animal fighting database.

Animal Law Memo #6 (S3027; A25) AN ACT to amend the Judiciary Law, in relation to the creation of a court-appointed advocate for animals.

Animal Law Memo #7 (S2724; A5711) AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to non-ambulatory animals.

Animal Law Memo #7A (S2724; A5711) AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to non-ambulatory animals.

Animal Law Memo #8 (S4253-A; A722-A) AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to making contests, competitions, tournaments and derbys to take wildlife unlawful.

Animal Law Memo #8A (S4253-A; A722-A) AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to making contests, competitions, tournaments and derbys to take wildlife unlawful.

Animal Law Memo #8B (S4253B/A9775) AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to making contests, competitions, tournaments and derbys to take wildlife unlawful.

Animal Law Memo #9 (S4802; A6601) AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to requiring the commissioner of agriculture and markets to identify and develop standards for therapy dogs.

Animal Law Memo #10-GOV (S5098; A6600) AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to designating certain species is vulnerable species and prohibiting the sale of articles made from such vulnerable species; and to require the department of environmental conservation to designate the giraffe as a vulnerable species.

Animal Law Memo #11-GOV (S5849; A1599) AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to wildlife damage management.

Animal Law Memo #12-GOV (S5871; A6520) AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to establishing the marine mammal and sea turtle protection area.

Animal Law Memo #13-GOV (S4802; A6601) AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to requiring the commissioner of agriculture and markets to identify and develop standards for therapy dogs.

Animal Law Memo #14 (S5801; A663) AN ACT to amend the  agriculture and markets law in relation to aggravated cruelty to animals.

Animal Law Memo #15 (S6172; A7331) AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to clarifying that reasonable accommodation to enable a person with a disability to use and enjoy a dwelling includes the use of an animal to alleviate the symptoms or effects of the disability.

Animal Law Memo #16 (S7542; A722-B) AN ACT to amend the  environmental conservation law, in relation to making animal killing contests, competitions, tournaments and derbys unlawful.

Animal Law Memo #18 (S6222/A1097) AN ACT to amend the domestic relations law, in relation to requiring the court to consider the best interest of a companion animal when awarding possession in a divorce or separation proceeding

Animal Law Memo #19 (S5408/A3673) AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to prohibiting the issuance of permits authorizing the use of wild animals in circuses

Animal Law Memo #20 (S7509A/A9509A, Part W) AN ACT to amend the Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Breeding Law, in relation to enacting the interstate compact on anti-doping and drug testing standards (Part W)

Animal Law Memo #21 (S7066/A1880) AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to requiring the commissioner of agriculture and markets to establish licensing and educational standards for individuals providing canine training for non-service and non-police dogs.

Animal Law Memo #22 (S7119/A8841) AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to requiring property owners and lessors of certain properties that have been vacated to inspect such property for abandoned animals.

Animal Law Memo #23 (S7719/A9989) AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to the prohibition of the slaughter of race horses and race horse breeding stock; the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law, in relation to requiring race horses to be microchipped; and to amend the tax law, in relation to gifts for thoroughbred aftercare

Animal Law Memo #24 (S7924/A723) AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to prohibiting insurers from canceling, refusing to issue or renew, or charging higher premiums for homeowners’ insurance based on the breed of dog owned

Animal Law Memo #25 (S94/A7727) AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law and the penal law, in relation to detecting, disrupting and dismantling violent enterprise animal cruelty and appropriately punishing individuals associated with such enterprise cruelty; and to repeal certain provisions of the agriculture and markets law relating thereto

Animal Law Memo #26 (S5807-A/A8157-A) AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to sentencing for the crime of aggravated cruelty to animals

Animal Law Memo #27 (S5973/A1301) AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to methods used to capture or dispose of nuisance wildlife


2017-2018

Animal Law Memo #1 (S.1878; A.1594) AN ACT to amend the public housing law and the real property law, in relation to discrimination against owners of specific breeds of dog.

Animal Law Memo #2 (S.620; A.5050) AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to aggravated cruelty to animals.

Animal Law Memo #3 (S.2075; A.4225) AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to prohibiting insurers from canceling, refusing to issue or renew, or charging higher premiums for homeowners’ based on the breed of dog owned.

Animal Law Memo #4 (S.4163; A.3844) AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to aggravated cruelty to animals.

Animal Law Memo #5 (S.2167; A.668) AN ACT to amend the family court act, the criminal procedure law and the domestic relations law, in relation to an order of protection with respect to companion animals.

Animal Law Memo #6 (S.4718; A.1341) AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to the confinement of animals for food-producing purposes.

Animal Law Memo #7 (S.3687; A.435) AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to requiring the installation and testing of fire protection systems at pet stores.

Animal Law Memo #8 (S.5146-A; A.284-A) AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to the licensing and regulation of pet groomers.

Animal Law Memo #9 (S.3954; A.4029) AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to the confinement of companion animals in unattended motor vehicles under conditions that endanger the health or well-being of an animal; and to repeal section 353-d of such law relating thereto.

Animal Law Memo #10 (S.3221; A.2672) AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to requiring reasonable efforts be made in determining the owners of certain animals.

Animal Law Memo #11 (S.610-A; A.1986-A) AN ACT to amend the tax law and the state finance law, in relation to the rescued animals spay and neuter fund.

Animal Law Memo #12 (S.2098-B; A.464-B) AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law and the environmental conservation law, in relation to prohibiting the use of elephants in entertainment acts.

Animal Law Memo #12-GOV (S.2098-B; A.464-B) AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law and the environmental conservation law, in relation to prohibiting the use of elephants in entertainment acts.   —> See Recently Enacted Legislation AML 380.

Animal Law Memo #13-GOV (S.6565; A.6801-A) AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to examining the need for standards for the designation of therapy dogs and the definition and identification of therapy dogs.

Animal Law Memo #14-GOV (S.4570-A; A.1839-B) AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to establishing standards regarding microchip technology used for identification of companion animals.  —> See Recently Enacted Legislation AML 111-A and AML 111-B.

Animal Law Memo #15 (S.3222; A.2676) AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to outdoor restraint of dogs.

Animal Law Memo #16 (S.6910; A.4167) AN ACT to amend the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law, in relation to establishing the commission on retired racehorses.

Animal Law Memo #17 (S.2473-A; A.4220-A) AN ACT to amend the state finance law, in relation to the creation of the responsible retirement of racehorses fund; to amend the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law, in relation to a horse registration fee; and to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to the responsible retirement of racehorses.

Animal Law Memo #18 (S.144; A.6735) AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to requiring the commissioner of agriculture and markets to establish licensing and educational standards for individuals providing canine training for non-service and non-police dogs.

Animal Law Memo #19 (S.1883-B; A.4010-B) AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to enacting the “Big Five African Trophies Act” relating to foreign game.

Animal Law Memo #20 (S.2714; A.3879) AN ACT to amend the real property law, in relation to prohibiting landlords from requiring animals that occupy the unit be de-clawed as a condition of rental.

Animal Law Memo #21 (S.4273; A.10049) AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to establishing a public registry for persons convicted of violating “Buster’s Law.”

Animal Law Memo #22 (S.5846-A; A.4012-A) AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to prohibiting the slaughtering of horses for human consumption.

Animal Law Memo #23 (S.7375; A.8851) AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to aggravated cruelty to animals.

Animal Law Memo #24-GOV (S.7112; A.4956) AN ACT to amend Chapter 154 of the Laws of 1921, relating to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, in relation to authorizing domestic companion animals be permitted to board any public transportation or public transportation service in the event of a state of emergency and evacuation of a region.

Animal Law Memo #25-GOV (S.4796-A; A.62-A) AN ACT to amend the Agriculture and Markets Law, in relation to the proper venue for an impounding organization to file a petition for a security.

Animal Law Memo #26-GOV (S.7415-C; A.10082-B) AN ACT to amend the General Business Law, in relation to certain lease agreements concerning dogs and cats.

Animal Law Memo #27 (S.177-C;A.9970-B) AN ACT to amend the Agriculture and Markets Law, in relation to the disposition of cats.