Legislative Memos

Committee on Animals and the Law

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.