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A09058 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
            S. 6798--A                                            A. 9058--A
                SENATE - ASSEMBLY
                                     March 12, 2014
        IN  SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered print-
          ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Agriculture
          --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
          and recommitted to said committee
        IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by  M.  of  A.  MALLIOTAKIS,  BROOK-KRASNY  --

          Multi-Sponsored  by  --  M.  of  A.  BORELLI, CERETTO, COLTON, CORWIN,
          TENNEY,  TITONE -- read once and referred to the Committee on Agricul-
          ture -- 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 cosmetic
          surgery of animals
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a  new
     2  section 352 to read as follows:
     3    §  352.  Cosmetic  surgery  of animals.   1. No person shall subject a
     4  companion animal, nor offer for sale any companion animal, that has been

     5  subjected to, for any purpose not medically necessary to  relieve  phys-
     6  ical  discomfort  to  the  animal  or remove a physical abnormality that
     7  provides a risk to the health or safety of the animal, (a) tattooing  of
     8  any image other than a distinctive marking enrolled with an animal iden-
     9  tification  registry,  (b) piercing, (c) rhytidectomy, (d) extraction of
    10  incisor teeth for cosmetic reasons, or (e) abdominoplasty.
    11    2. As used  in  this  section,  "animal  identification  registry"  is
    12  defined  as  any  database  or list compiled as a means of associating a
    13  companion animal with  a  marking  on  that  animal  for  identification
    14  purposes,  or  as  a  means of discerning whether a companion animal has
    15  been spayed or neutered.

    16    3. Persons in violation of this section shall be guilty of a misdemea-
    17  nor, punishable by imprisonment for not more than one year, or by a fine
    18  of not more than one thousand dollars, or by both.
    19    § 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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