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  • A.85/S.107 Establishes a tax credit for the cost of veterinary services.

  • A. 258/S. 3570 Regulates pet insurance policies relating to veterinary care, including prohibiting animal insurance policies from excluding pre-existing and chronic conditions or congenital disorders.

  • A. 1599/S. 1715 Prohibits animal insurance policies from limiting or excluding pre-existing conditions.

  • A. 2628 Provides veterinarians with lawful access to marijuana to treat animals.

  • A.3569/S.142 Prohibits surgical devocalization of dogs or cats unless medically necessary.

  • A. 3714/S. 5674 Prohibits ear clipping and tail docking of dogs unless medically necessary to protect the life or health of the dogs.

  • A. 3798/S. 1968 and S. 4637 Authorizes emergency medical care personnel to provide first aid to dogs and cats the course of responding to an emergency.

  • A.6996/S.7459 Changes recently enacted law so that information required to be provided by veterinarians to an animal’s “parent” is applicable to initial prescriptions of a drug and only for dogs, cats and rabbits for use outside of the office. Also extends effective date of the law.

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