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New York- Proposed new law (AB5507)
« on: May 18, 2010, 08:35:05 AM »
Assembly Bill 10509 seeks to further regulate the care and sale of dogs by those deemed as "pet dealers” under New  York law. Current law defines a pet dealer as “any person who engages in the sale or offering for sale 9 or more animals per year.” The term “dealer” does not apply to breeders who raise and sell or offer to sell directly to the consumer fewer than 25 animals per year. If enacted as currently worded, the bill would require pet dealers to:     

Designate and provide an isolation area for animals that exhibit symptoms of disease or illness.
Appoint an attending veterinarian and create a written program of veterinary care and scheduled visits.
Develop, maintain, and document and plan to provide animals with the opportunity to exercise, to be approved by the designated attending veterinarian and the state’s Department of Agriculture and Markets.

The bill also limits pet dealers from knowingly selling an animal of any age with a diagnosed congenital condition or contagious disease without first informing the consumer in writing of such condition.   

The American Kennel Club strongly supports humane treatment of dogs, including an adequate and nutritious diet, clean water, clean living conditions, regular veterinary care, kind and responsive human companionship, and training in appropriate behavior. The AKC supports reasonable and enforceable laws that protect the welfare and health of purebred dogs and do not restrict the rights of breeders and owners who take their responsibilities seriously.

WHAT YOU CAN DO: New Yorkers concerned with AB 10509 may contact the Members of the Assembly Codes Committee, which will consider the bill tomorrow, May 18, at 3:00 PM, to respectfully express their concerns.   Chairman Joseph R. Lentol at Legislative Office Building, Room 829   Albany, NY     

Contact the members of the Assembly Agriculture Committee and respectfully express any concerns you have with AB 5507.     

The committee is as follows:
Chairman William Magee 
Assemblyman Marc S. Alessi
Assemblyman George Amedore
Assemblyman Michael Benedetto
Assemblyman Marc W. Butler
Assemblyman Clifford W. Crouch
Assemblywoman Francine DelMonte
Assemblywoman RoAnn M. Destito
Assemblyman Gary D. Finch
Assemblyman Tim Gordon
Assemblywoman Aileen M. Gunther
Assemblyman Stephen Hawley
Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton
Assemblyman Peter D. Lopez
Assemblyman Alan Maisel
Assemblywoman Margaret M. Markey
Assemblyman John J. McEneny
Assemblyman Bob Reilly
Assemblyman Peter M. Rivera
Assemblywoman Linda B. Rosenthal
Assemblywoman Addie J. Russell
Assemblyman Frank K. Skartados
Assemblyman Al Stirpe
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Re: New York- Proposed new law (AB5507)
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2010, 04:30:03 PM »
very cool!
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