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Committee: Animal Law

Report on A.9487/S.7290 regarding funding of trap-neuter-return (“TNR”) programs for feral cats (August 2014) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Feral cats

Report on A.524/S.712 which would require signage to be posted around public locations where hunting, fishing or trapping may be occurring (June 2014) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Wildlife, including Hunting, Wildlife Management, and Endangered Species

Report on A.8824-A, S.7040, and S.7194 which would prohibit the sale, purchase, trade, barter and distribution ivory articles, subject to certain exceptions (June 2014) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Wildlife, including Hunting, Wildlife Management, and Endangered Species

Report on A.7958/S.3866 which would create a new definition for a “three-unit service dog team” (May 2014) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Service Animals

Testimony on NYC legislation re: Microchipping Pets, Spay & Neutering Regulations and Prohibiting Sales from Puppy and Kitten Mills (April 2014) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Companion Animals/Pets

Microchipping Dogs & Cats (April 2014) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Companion Animals/Pets

Prohibiting the sale of puppies and kittens bred from puppy and kitten mills (April 2014) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Companion Animals/Pets

Support to proposed amendments to NYC regulations on spaying and neutering (April 2014) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Companion Animals/Pets

Testimony before the New York City Council on A.2046/S.5048 regarding New York City fees for dog licenses (May 2014) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Companion Animals/Pets

Report on HR 1094/S.541, the Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act, which would prohibit the sale or transport of equines or equine products in interstate or foreign commerce by any person who knows or reasonably should have known that such equines or equine parts are to be slaughtered for human consumption (May 2014) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Equine Issues

Letter to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) regarding fire safety standards in animal housing facilities (May 2014) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Letters to Government Officials on Various Animal Protection Issues

Report on A.424, which would prohibit the confinement of breeding sows, calves raised for veal, or egg-laying hens in a manner that prevents such animals from lying down, standing up, fully extending their limbs, or turning around freely (Reissued April 2014) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Animals Used for Food, including Downed Animals

A Guide to Reporting Suspected Animal Cruelty or Neglect in New York State (March 2014) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Animal Cruelty

Report on A.8790/S.6589 which would impose a two-year moratorium on the implementation of the Proposed Management Plan for Mute Swans in New York State (March 2014) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Wildlife, including Hunting, Wildlife Management, and Endangered Species

Comments on a proposal to include the killer whale “Lolita” as a protected member of the endangered Southern Resident killer whale Distinct Population Segment under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (March 2014) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Wildlife, including Hunting, Wildlife Management, and Endangered Species

Letter to the US Department of Agriculture concerning commercial bull-running events “The Great Bull Run” in the United States (March 2014) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Animals in Entertainment/Exhibition

Report on S.1256/H.R. 1150 which would preserve the effectiveness of medically important antimicrobials used in the treatment of human and animal diseases (January 2014) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Farm Animals

Report on A.5407/S.5971 which would amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to restricting the use of exotic and wild animals in traveling circuses and shows (January 2014) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Animals, Use at Circuses and Exhibitions

Letter to the US Department of Agriculture regarding promulgating standards for captive bears under the Animal Welfare Act Regulations (January 2014) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Animals in Entertainment/Exhibition

Testimony before NYS Senator Avella’s Public Forum on Animal Protection Issues (January 2014) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Letters to Government Officials on Various Animal Protection Issues

Letter to incoming New York City mayor Bill de Blasio offering views on an array of policy decisions facing the incoming administration (November 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Letters to Government Officials on Various Animal Protection Issues

Report on a proposed amendment (also referred to as the Protect Interstate Commerce Act) to the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 (H.R. 2642) which would prohibit states from enacting laws governing the production or manufacture of any agricultural product that is intended for interstate commerce including food and animals raised for food (October 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Animals Used for Food, including Downed Animals

Comments concerning the Bird Hazard Reduction Program for JFK International Airport (October 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Wildlife, including Hunting, Wildlife Management, and Endangered Species

Letter to the US Fish and Wildlife Service regarding a proposal to remove the Gray Wolf for the list of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (October 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Wildlife, including Hunting, Wildlife Management, and Endangered Species

Letter to the US Department of Agriculture commenting on proposed amendments to the Animal Welfare Act regarding the handling of big cats, bears, and nonhuman primates (October 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Animals in Entertainment/Exhibition

Report on A.2046/S.5048 regarding fees for dog licenses (Reissued May 2014) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Companion Animals/Pets

Amicus Brief: Blum v. Holder (U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, July 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act

Report on A.1655-A/S.4799 which would expand the definition of the term “pet dealer” to include wholesale pet breeders, define the term “retail pet store,” improve humane housing and care standards for animals maintained by pet dealers, and add new record keeping, licensing and inspection provisions with respect to pet dealers (June 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Companion Animals/Pets

Report on A.740-A/S.3753-A which would authorize municipalities to enact local laws, ordinances, and regulations governing pet dealers and concerning public health, safety, and consumer protection relating to the sale of dogs and cats by pet dealers (June 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Companion Animals/Pets

Testimony before the New York City Council Committee on Health on Resolution No. T2013-6368 which calls on the NYS Legislature to pass and the Governor to sign A.740/S. 3753 which would authorize municipalities to enact local laws, ordinances, and regulations governing pet dealers and concerning public health, safety, and consumer protection relating to the sale of dogs and cats by pet dealers (June 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Companion Animals/Pets

Report on H.R.847/S.395 (“The Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety Act”) which would amend the Animal Welfare Act to expand the definition of the term dealer to include high volume retail breeders, improve exercise standards for animals maintained by dealers, and add new licensing provisions with respect to dealers (June 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Companion Animals/Pets

Report on A.739-D/S.6769-C which would prohibit piercing and tattooing of companion animals except in certain specified cases (Reissued June 2014) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Companion Animals/Pets

Report on S.456 which would add the act of force feeding a bird, by hand or machine, for the purpose of fatty enlargement of such bird’s liver to the list of acts which constitute cruelty to an animal (June 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Animals Used for Food, including Downed Animals

Report on A.3772/S.3426 which would remove the ten-acre limitation for “canned hunting” activities and prohibit the killing of any non-native big game mammal in an enclosed space or other area of any size from which there is no means for such animal to escape (May 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Canned Hunting

Report on S.835 which would prohibit the use of performance-enhancing drugs in New York State horse racing (May 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Equine Issues

Report on A.3661/S.4074 which would make it unlawful for any person to organize, promote, conduct or participate in any contest where the objective of such contest or competition is to take the greatest number of wildlife (May 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Wildlife, including Hunting, Wildlife Management, and Endangered Species

Report on A.775-B/S.4463 the Consolidated Animal Crimes Bill (Reissued February 2014) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Animal Cruelty

Report on A.2484 which would require every school district to be notified of the existing requirement that elementary schools provide instruction in the humane treatment of animals, their importance in the environment, and the importance of spaying and neutering programs for the certification or licensing of classroom teachers, teaching assistants, pupil personnel service professionals, school administrators or supervisors or superintendents of schools (March 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Humane Education

Report on A.1643/S.2336-A which would create first and second degree felony offenses for the theft of a companion animal or pet (March 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Companion Animals/Pets

Report on A.738/S.1922 which relates to the sale of unweaned baby birds by pet dealers (March 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Companion Animals/Pets

Report on A.1123/S.1700 which would provide that commercial dog breeders are only exempt from New York State licensing, vaccination and control regulations where the breeder “sells dogs exclusively to USDA registered research facilities (March 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Companion Animals/Pets

Report on NYS legislation requiring the installation and testing of fire equipment and sprinkles systems for animal housing maintained by pet dealers (Reissued March 2014) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Companion Animals/Pets

Providing For Your Pets In The Event of Your Death or Hospitalization (March 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Companion Animals/Pets

Report on A.1204/S.2271 which would impose new restrictions on devocalization surgery, a surgical procedure that reduces or eliminates a dog’s or cat’s ability to produce vocal sounds (February 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Veterinary Issues

Report on A.1656/S.4987 regarding the method of confinement of animals raised for food (Reissued May 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Animals Used for Food, including Downed Animals

Report on A.1769-A/S.1711-A which would prohibit the possession, sale, offer for sale, trade or distribution of shark fins (Reissued April 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Marine Animals

Report on New York City Council bill Int. No. 49-2010 which would prohibit the display of any wild or exotic animal in New York City (February 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Animals in Entertainment/Exhibition

Letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service urging the African lion be added as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (January 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Wildlife, including Hunting, Wildlife Management, and Endangered Species

Letter to President Obama summarizing City Bar positions on important policy decisions facing the administration regarding animal-related issues (January 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Letters to Government Officials on Various Animal Protection Issues

Letter to the FTC commenting on proposed amendments to regulations under the Fur Products Labeling Act (November 2012) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Animals Used for Clothing

Report on H.R.3704 (Downed Animal and Food Safety Protection Act) which would amend the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act of 1958 to ensure the humane euthanization of nonambulatory livestock (June 2012) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Animals Used for Food, including Downed Animals

Letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service commenting on Service's proposed amendments to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Appendices (June 2012) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Wildlife, including Hunting, Wildlife Management, and Endangered Species

Report on A.711-A which would permit providing free spay and neutering services to animals in lieu of self-instructed course work as part of continuing education requirements for veterinarians (Reissued June 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Veterinary Issues

Report on A.7502-B/S.5702-A which would ban the use of a cage or box dryer which contains a heating element if the heating element is turned on for the purpose of drying or aiding in the drying of a companion animal (March 2012) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Companion Animals/Pets

Report on A. 5449-A/S.5433-A which concerns the treatment and disposition of lost, stray or homeless animals (February 2012) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Companion Animals/Pets

Prosecuting Animal Fighting and Live Animal Cruelty Depictions: Legal Issues Under New York and Federal Law (Reissued January 2014) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Animal Fighting

Report on H.R. 3359 the Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act (January 2012) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Animals, Use at Circuses and Exhibitions

Reissued Report commenting on the Great Ape Protection Act (December 2011) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Animals Used for Experimentation, including Medical Use of Animals

Report opposing S.5172 (the 'Ag Gag' bill), which would make it misdemeanor to unlawfully tamper with farm animals, including feeding, photographing or video recording farm animals (September 2011) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Farm Animals

Report on A.997/S.667 which would prohibit the operation of horse drawn carriages in New York City (Reissued February 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Equine Issues

Report on A.3431-A which would impose new restrictions on the performance of surgical devocalization procedures on dogs and cats (June 2011) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Veterinary Issues

Letter to Governor Cuomo offering its views regarding important policy decisions facing the administration that will effect the lives of New York’s residents and its animals (May 2011) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Letters to Government Officials on Various Animal Protection Issues

Report regarding A.2596-A/S.1079-A which would increase the criminal penalties for the intentional infliction of serious injury or death to a police animal (Reissued May 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Animal Cruelty

Report regarding A.5788/S.4317 which would amend definition of guide, hearing and service animal under State law (Reissued June 2014) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Service Animals

Report on A.5220/S.2085 which amend New York Tax Law to exempt animals killed at game hunting facilities from sales and compensating use tax (Reissued May 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Canned Hunting

Report on A.3906/S.1028 which would impose a twelve-percent surcharge on pet dealers for the sale of animals and products (Reissued February 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Companion Animals/Pets

Proposed amendments to State law definitions of guide, hearing and service dogs (Reissued January 2011) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Service Animals

Report expressing support for New York City Council proposed ordinance (Int. 0425-2010) which would prohibit pet owners from restraining animals outdoors for longer than three hours in any continuous twelve hour period (December 2010) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Companion Animals/Pets

Comment on Battlefield Excellence through Superior Training Practices Act ('Best Practices Act') (July 2010) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Animals Used for Experimentation, including Medical Use of Animals

Report on A.1076 concerning the tail docking of cattle (Reissued February 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Animals Used for Food, including Downed Animals

Report on H.B. 1411/S.B. 843, an Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes which would prohibit the use of live animals, including wild birds, for targets at trap shoots and block shoots (May 2010) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Canned Hunting

Report regarding A.238/S.4347 which would expand the existing definition of aggravated cruelty to animals (Reissued June 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Animal Cruelty

Report expressing support for A.7147/S.6046 which would prohibit dogs from being tethered for more than six hours in any twenty-four hour period (April 2010) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Companion Animals/Pets

Report on A.9449-D/S.6412-D requiring the release of a shelter animal to a rescue group upon request of the rescue group prior to euthanasia of the animal (April 2010) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Companion Animals/Pets

Testimony on Intro. 35 and 86 regarding carriage horse regulation (March 2010) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Equine Issues

Report on Intro. 35 regarding carriage horse regulation (March 2010) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Equine Issues

Report on Intro 86 regarding carriage horse regulation (March 2010) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Equine Issues

Letter on proposed Ground-Based Studies in Neurobehavioral Biology ("Bergman Protocol") (March 2010) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Animals Used for Experimentation, including Medical Use of Animals

Report on S.619/H.R.1549, the Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act of 2009 (PAMTA) (February 2010) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Animals Used for Food, including Downed Animals

Letter regarding the unlicensed private possession of wildlife (February 2010) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Wildlife, including Hunting, Wildlife Management, and Endangered Species

Report on A.5985-A/S.3070-A which would amend EPTL Section 7-8.1 to eliminate the 21 year limit for the duration of pet trusts (January 2010) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Companion Animals/Pets

Report proposing legislation which would eliminate the 21-year limit for the duration of pet trusts (November 2008) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Companion Animals/Pets

Report on A.1756/S.1039 which would permit each county to restrict, limit or prohibit trapping within is municipal limits (Reissued February 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Wildlife, including Hunting, Wildlife Management, and Endangered Species

Report on A.259/S.3806 which would eliminate the requirement that the impounding organization petition the court to obtain reimbursement for the expense of caring for an abused or neglected animal (Reissued May 2011) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Animal Cruelty

Report on the Shark Conservation Act of 2009 - S.850 (August 2009) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Marine Animals

Letter to Congress regarding The Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, 18 U.S.C. § 43 (July 2009) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Animal Activists and Organizations

Report on A.7285-B/S.5392-A regarding the regulation and treatment of breeding dogs (June 2009) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Companion Animals/Pets

A.6158-A/S.4278 Animal population control program (June 2009) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Companion Animals/Pets

Letter regarding the worldwide moratorium on commercial whaling (June 2009) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Marine Animals

Report on Legislation to Prohibit the Display of Wild and Exotic Animals for Public Entertainment ( PDF format )
Subject area: Animals in Entertainment/Exhibition

Report on H.R.891/S.3610 which would amend the Dog and Cat Fur Prohibition Enforcement Act to require labeling of all fur products regardless of value. ( PDF format )
Subject area: Animals Used for Clothing

Letter to the United State Department of the Interior urging action be taken to prevent or delay the extinction of endangered species and to ensure that their habitat is preserved (February 2009) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Wildlife, including Hunting, Wildlife Management, and Endangered Species

Letter to the Department of Agriculture offering recommendations on a variety of topics the Department should consider as it develops policies relating to non-human animals (February 2009) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Letters to Government Officials on Various Animal Protection Issues

Report regarding New York City Council Bill Intro. No. 653-A which would amend the administrative code of New York City in relation to the regulation of horse drawn cabs (January 2009) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Equine Issues

Testimony before the New York City Council regarding Intro. No. 658-A and Intro. No. 653-A which concern the regulation of horse drawn cabs (January 2009) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Equine Issues

Report in support of S.2439 which would require the case tracking database relied on by the FBI to include all animal cruelty offenses ( PDF format )
Subject area: Animal Cruelty

Letter to Governor Patterson regarding S.5920-A/A.00246B which would prohibit the issuance of licenses to new slaughterhouses located within 1,500 feet of residential properties ( PDF format )
Subject area: Animals Used for Food, including Downed Animals

Report regarding the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act - H.R. 503/S.311(July 2008) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Equine Issues

Report commenting on the Great Ape Protection Act (H.R. 5852) (July 2008) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Animals Used for Experimentation, including Medical Use of Animals

Report on S.3352/A.10564 and S.7847/A.10843 which would alleviate some of the cruelty that exists with respect to nonambulatory and downed animals in agriculture ( PDF format )
Subject area: Animals Used for Food, including Downed Animals

Letter to Congress on S. 1959, The Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007 ( PDF format )
Subject area: Animal Activists and Organizations

Report on A.10344/S.7848 which would amend the education law, in relation to classroom instruction in the humane treatment of animals and the requirement of training in the humane treatment of animals for the certification or licensing of classroom teachers ( PDF format )
Subject area: Humane Education

Report in support of S.784/A.2612 which would extend the prohibition on conducting a canned hunt in a confined area of less than 10 acres to conducting one in a fenced or other area from which there is no means for such animal to escape ( PDF format )
Subject area: Canned Hunting

Report expressing support for A.7402/S.3528 which would prohibit manufacturers and contract testing facilities from using traditional animal test methods for product safety testing when an alternative has been validated (May 2008) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Animals Used for Experimentation, including Medical Use of Animals

Report on S.1916/H.3295 the Chimpanzee National Sanctuary Systems (CHIMP Act) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Animals Used for Experimentation, including Medical Use of Animals

Report in support of S.1660/A.1825 which would require that no person 62 years of age or older would be denied occupancy in, or evicted from, a multiple dwelling on the sole ground that he or she keeps a common household pet, so long as the keeping of the pet is not prohibited by applicable law and the pet does not constitute a nuisance or cause damage to the premises ( PDF format )
Subject area: Pets in Housing

Report in support of HR 3029 which would prohibit the trade, both domestic and international of bear viscera ( PDF format )
Subject area: Wildlife, including Hunting, Wildlife Management, and Endangered Species

Comments on the New York City Council bill Intro. No. 658, which would amend the Administrative Code of the City of New York by repealing all provisions allowing for the operation of horse drawn cabs (January 2008) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Equine Issues

Letter to the NYC Department of Health offering to assist the newly formed Advisory Board to promote the health, safety and well-being of licensed horses in revamping the existing laws governing the carriage horse industry in New York City (September 2007) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Equine Issues

Report in support of The "Pet Safety and Protection Act" (S.714/HR1280) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Companion Animals/Pets

Report supporting A.1839/S.3167 which would establish Senior Pet Companionship Programs ( PDF format )
Subject area: Companion Animals/Pets

Report supporting New York City Council bill Intro. No. 44 which would amend the New York City Administrative Code in relation to horse drawn carriages ( PDF format )
Subject area: Equine Issues

Letter to Stony Brook University Medical School urging it discontinue the use of live dogs in physiology and surgery laboratories on legal, scientific, and ethical grounds ( PDF format )
Subject area: Animals Used for Experimentation, including Medical Use of Animals

Letter to New York Medical College urging it discontinue the use of live dogs in physiology and surgery laboratories on legal, scientific, and ethical grounds. ( PDF format )
Subject area: Animals Used for Experimentation, including Medical Use of Animals

Report supporting A-4897 and S-3529 which would amend the Agriculture and Markets Law to penalize as a Class A misdemeanor the intentional killing or stunning of any fur-bearing animal by means of an electrical current ( PDF format )
Subject area: Animals Used for Clothing

Letter to Governor Spitzer expressing concern over proposed budget cuts in two animal welfare laws, the Animal Population Program and the Pet Dealer Licensing Law ( PDF format )
Subject area: Letters to Government Officials on Various Animal Protection Issues

Report on A.311/S.558 which would amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to fire hazard safety standards for animal housing maintained by pet dealers and A.312/S.559 which would to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to requiring certain pet dealers to maintain an automatic dialing device to facilitate automatic notification in the event of a fire emergency ( PDF format )
Subject area: Companion Animals/Pets

Testimony before the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, February 22, 2007 commenting on the current policy of permitting off-leash exercise and socialization for dogs in designated parks ( PDF format )
Subject area: Companion Animals/Pets

Report to Governor Spitzer offering suggested actions by regarding important policy decisions facing the incoming administration that will have a substantial effect on the lives of New York’s animals ( PDF format )
Subject area: Letters to Government Officials on Various Animal Protection Issues

Testimony before the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene on permitting animals off-leash in parks ( PDF format )
Subject area: Companion Animals/Pets

Report expressing opposition to H.R. 4239, the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Animal Activists and Organizations

Report is support of New York City Council Resolution 497 which calls for the increased compliance with Section 809 of the New York State Education Law, which requires instruction on the humane treatment and protection of animals ( PDF format )
Subject area: Humane Education

Report supporting H.R. 3858 (Pet Evacuation and Transportation Standards Act) which seeks to amend current law to ensure that State and local emergency preparedness operational plans address the needs of individuals with household pets and service animals following a major disaster or emergency ( PDF format )
Subject area: Companion Animals/Pets

Report supporting A.1835/S.2142 which would amend the environmental conservation law to allow each county in New York State by local law or ordinance to restrict, limit or prohibit trapping within its municipal limits ( PDF format )
Subject area: Wildlife, including Hunting, Wildlife Management, and Endangered Species

Report supporting S.7691/A.10767 which would amend the Family Court Act and Criminal Procedure Law, in relation to animals being protected under the provisions of a court order of protection ( PDF format )
Subject area: Companion Animals/Pets

Memorandum supporting S.2539/A.1641 which would amend the Agriculture and Markets Law to make it a class A misdemeanor to abandon an animal, whether such abandonment occurs in a public or a private place. This amendment is necessary because the current law only prohibits the abandonment of animals in public places ( PDF format )
Subject area: Animal Cruelty

Memorandum opposing S. 3330-A/A. 6212-A which would amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to making it unlawful to force feed birds under certain circumstances unless it is modified to make the unreasonably long implementation period of 11 years shorter ( PDF format )
Subject area: Animals Used for Food, including Downed Animals

Memorandum supporting S.2517/A.1280 which would amend section 96-b of the Agriculture and Markets Law to provide for the mandatory revocation of licenses of operators of slaughterhouses upon the failure of three consecutive sanitary inspections ( PDF format )
Subject area: Animals Used for Experimentation, including Medical Use of Animals

Report regarding S.4808/A.1163 which would amend the Public Health Law to prohibit manufacturers and contract testing facilities from using traditional animal test methods for product safety testing when an alternative has been validated and recommended by the ICCVAM (Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods) and subsequently adopted by the relevant federal agency ( PDF format )
Subject area: Animals Used for Experimentation, including Medical Use of Animals

Letter to Governor Pataki urging him to sign S. 7616 which would prohibit the knowing possession, sale, barter, transfer, exchange or import of certain wild animals as pets ( PDF format )
Subject area: Wildlife, including Hunting, Wildlife Management, and Endangered Species

Comments on Intro. No. 380, amending the Administrative Code of the City of New York, to clarify the rights of guardians and their companion animals in multiple dwellings; and to grant senior citizens residing in multiple dwellings the automatic right, regardless of three months elapsing, to have companion animals in their apartments ( PDF format )
Subject area: Pets in Housing

Report on a Proposal 1986 to Treat Charitable Remainder Pet Trusts in a Similar Manner to Charitable Remainder Annuity Trusts and Charitable Remainder Unitrusts ( PDF format )
Subject area: Companion Animals/Pets

Letter to New York City Office of Emergency Management Regarding the need for Emergency Procedures for the Benefit of Animals in Times of Crisis ( PDF format )
Subject area: Companion Animals/Pets

A.4884/S.2996 An Act to Amend the Agriculture and Markets Law in Relations to Unlawful Tampering with Animal Activities ( PDF format )
Subject area: Animal Activists and Organizations

Access Rights of People with Disabilities and their Service Animals
Subject area: Service Animals

Int. No. 203 - Amending the Administrative Code of the City of New York to Allow Senior Citizens Residing in Multiple Dwellings the Right to Keep Pets in Their Apartments
Subject area: Pets in Housing