NYSAPF Bills Now Laws

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In addition to the Puppy Mill Pipeline bill, Governor Hochul also signed the Companion Animal Care Standards Act for Shelters and Rescues (S6870-Addabbo/A6246-Paulin) which will raise the standard of care for homeless companion animals across New York, Return to Owner … Continued

Governor Signs Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill

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On December 15, Governor Hochul signed the Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill (S1130-Gianaris/A4283-Rosenthal) which bans the sale of puppies, kittens and rabbits in pet stores throughout NYS. The bill’s effective date is 12/15/24 giving pet stores the time they need to … Continued

Gov. Hochul Signs Two Key Legislative Initiatives

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On Saturday, October 30th, Governor Kathy Hochul signed two of the Federation’s 2021 legislative priorities–S.4254 (Gianaris)/A.4075 (Glick) which prohibits insurers from discriminating against homeowners with certain breeds of dogs and S.5023A (Gianaris)/A.5823-A (Rosenthal) which requires veterinarians to report suspected animal … Continued

State Budget Includes $5M Companion Animal Capital Fund

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Among the casualties in the FY20-21 pandemic-driven State Budget was the $5M Companion Animal Capital Fund. For three years, the Fund assisted animal shelters across New York State with capital projects. Recognizing its importance, the state legislature restored the funding … Continued