A01303 Summary:

BILL NOA01303B
 
SAME ASSAME AS S05532-B
 
SPONSORRosenthal L (MS)
 
COSPNSRDinowitz, Mosley, Gottfried, Galef, Raia, Lupardo, Quart, Seawright, Santabarbara, Rivera, D'Urso, Williams, Blake, Glick, Carroll, Benedetto, Stirpe, Gunther, Niou, Epstein, Fernandez, Buttenschon, Ortiz, Perry, Weprin
 
MLTSPNSRCook, Englebright, Fitzpatrick, Garbarino, Lifton, McDonough, Pheffer Amato, Simon, Solages, Steck, Thiele
 
Add 381, Ag & Mkts L
 
Relates to the prohibition of declawing of cats; makes such violation punishable by a civil penalty not to exceed $1,000.
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A01303 Actions:

BILL NOA01303B
 
01/14/2019referred to agriculture
04/30/2019reported referred to codes
05/22/2019amend and recommit to codes
05/22/2019print number 1303a
05/30/2019reported
05/30/2019advanced to third reading cal.476
06/03/2019amended on third reading 1303b
06/04/2019substituted by s5532b
 S05532 AMEND=B GIANARIS
 05/06/2019REFERRED TO DOMESTIC ANIMAL WELFARE
 05/29/2019AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO DOMESTIC ANIMAL WELFARE
 05/29/2019PRINT NUMBER 5532A
 05/31/2019AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO DOMESTIC ANIMAL WELFARE
 05/31/2019PRINT NUMBER 5532B
 06/03/2019COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
 06/03/2019ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1150
 06/04/2019PASSED SENATE
 06/04/2019DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
 06/04/2019referred to codes
 06/04/2019substituted for a1303b
 06/04/2019ordered to third reading cal.476
 06/04/2019passed assembly
 06/04/2019returned to senate
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A01303 Committee Votes:

AGRICULTURE Chair:Lupardo DATE:04/30/2019AYE/NAY:14/7 Action: Favorable refer to committee Codes
LupardoAyeBlankenbushNay
LiftonAyeCrouchNay
GuntherAyeFinchNay
RosenthalAyeHawleyNay
RiveraAyeFitzpatrickAye
BarrettAyeMillerNay
StirpeAye
SantabarbaraAye
WoernerNay
JonesNay
EpsteinAye
MosleyAye
DilanAye
WilliamsAye
ButtenschonAye

CODES Chair:Lentol DATE:05/30/2019AYE/NAY:18/1 Action: Favorable
LentolAyeRaAye
SchimmingerNayGiglioExcused
PretlowAyeMontesanoExcused
CookAyeMorinelloAye
CymbrowitzAyePalumboAye
O'DonnellAbsentGarbarinoAye
LavineAye
PerryAye
ZebrowskiAye
AbinantiAye
WeprinAye
MosleyAye
HevesiAye
FahyAye
SeawrightAye
RosenthalAye

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A01303 Floor Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A01303 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A1303B
 
SPONSOR: Rosenthal L (MS)
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to prohibiting the declawing of cats   PURPOSE: This bill prohibits the performance of declawing procedures on cats.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section one amends the agriculture and markets law by adding a new section 381 . Section two sets forth the effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: Cats' claws play an important role in various aspects of their lives. Cats use their claws to assist in climbing and maintaining balance, to help them fully stretch, to relieve stress through kneading and to escape danger. When a person has its animal declawed, usually in an attempt to protect furniture, they do fundamental damage to that animal both physically and in behavioral ways. There are harmless ways to manage undesirable behavior through simple training and other estab- lished methods. Declawing, also known as onychectomy, involves the removal of all or most of the last bone of each of the toes of the front feet, and tendons, nerves and ligaments that allow for normal function of the paw are severed, resulting in intense and chronic pain and other serious medical issues. Abscesses often develop as the area comes into contact with dirt or litter, and sometimes regrowth can occur spontaneously resulting in sharp pain or infection. After the claws are removed, the animal tends to shift its gait and where it places most of its weight, causing strain on its leg joints and spine, which can lead to early onset arthritis and prolonged back and joint pain. Declawed cats often develop behavioral problems that lead to their being surrendered to animal shelters where they are, for the most part, not adoptable. Declawing is currently banned in nearly 10 cities in California and in many countries around the world, including Switzerland, Israel and the U.K. This bill seeks to ban such practice in New York State.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2017-18: A.595-A - Referred to Agriculture; S.3376-A - Referred to Agri- culture 2015-16: A.1297-A - Referred to Agriculture;S.5084-A - Referred to Agri- culture   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Undetermined.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This bill shall take effect immediately.
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