Images of cats and dogs with the text The Humane Society of New York Since 1904

Other NYS Legislation

  • A. 258/S. 3570: Regulates pet insurance industry.

  • A. 773 Regulates toxic chemicals in pet products.

  • A. 784 Requires efforts be made to notify the owner of an animal killed on a highway.

  • A. 1171/S. 867 Establishes a tax credit for service dog expenditures.

  • A. 3149/S. 4717 Authorizes the Division of Veterans’ Affairs to provide eligible veterans with financial assistance for the acquiring, training, and care of service dogs and emotional support dogs.

  • A. 3206/S. 2289 Pertains to allowing witnesses to use a courthouse facility dog in judicial proceedings.

  • A. 3789 Designates rescue cats as official state cat.

  • A. 5040/S. 5935 Provides that people who have been granted a final order of protection shall, upon their request, be issued a card which contains information about people and animals covered under such order.

  • A. 4081/S. 5499 Requires Social Services officials to provide assistance to low-income individuals with a disability who use a guide, hearing, or service dog for the purchase of food and the cost of veterinarian expenses.

  • A. 6244-B/S. 4993-B Allows dogs in state parks, with exceptions.

  • A. 7640/S. 1856-A Enacts the “Birds and Bees Protection Act” to prohibit the sale, offer for sale, distribution, or use of corn, soybean, or wheat seeds coated or treated with certain pesticides and to prohibit the application and treatment of outdoor ornamental plants and turf with certain pesticides (with exceptions).

  • S. 5684 Requires establishment of a program to cover the cost of veterinary care for retired law enforcement dogs.

Contact Your Representatives

To help take action on any of these or other animal protection bills pending before the NYS Legislature, use the methods below to reach lawmakers.

  1. Your Assembly member and New York State Senator

    If you do not know their names or contact information, go to  and If you provide your address, you can get this information. In your communication, mention that you are a constituent and include your address.

  2. Senate and Assembly Leadership

    Name: Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Majority Leader
    Phone: (518)455-2585
    Fax: (518)426-6811;
    Address: Room 907, Legislative Office Building, Albany, NY 12247

    Name: Carl E. Heastie, Assembly Speaker
    Phone: (518)455-3791
    Fax: (518)455-4812
    Address: Room 932, Legislative Office Building, Albany, NY 12248