§ 750 Declaration of policy
§ 750-A Definitions
§ 750-B License required
§ 750-C Powers of the secretary of state
§ 750-D Rules and regulations
§ 750-E License; application
§ 750-F Licenses; display; renewal; duplicates
§ 750-G Fees
§ 750-H Denial of license application and suspension and revocation of licenses
§ 750-I Hearing on charges; decision
§ 750-J Judicial review
§ 750-K Violations and penalties
§ 750-L Official acts used as evidence
§ 750-M Dedication of moneys derived from operation of article
§ 750-N Dedication of real property for pet cemetery purposes
§ 750-O Removal of dedication
§ 750-P Area requirements for pet cemeteries
§ 750-Q Maintenance fees for pet cemeteries
§ 750-R Endowment care or similar trust funds
§ 750-S Pet disposal forms
§ 750-T Disposal in compliance with forms
§ 750-U Veterinary and agricultural production exclusions
§ 750-UU Small pet cemetery exclusion
§ 750-V Duties of pet cemetery owners and operators
§ 750-W Separability clause

Terms Used In New York Laws > General Business > Article 35-C - Operation of Pet Cemeteries and Pet Crematoriums

  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Entombment: means the placement of a pet in a grave or tomb. See N.Y. General Business Law 750-A
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Individual burial: means the interment of a single pet's remains in a separate grave. See N.Y. General Business Law 750-A
  • Individual cremation: means the cremation of a single pet's remains in a separate receptacle that allows the pet's cremains to remain separate from the cremains of other pets. See N.Y. General Business Law 750-A
  • Inurnment: means the placement of pet cremains in a grave, urn or tomb. See N.Y. General Business Law 750-A
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Land used in agricultural production: means such lands as defined in subdivision four of section three hundred one of the agriculture and markets law. See N.Y. General Business Law 750-A
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Licensee: means a person as herein defined licensed to engage in the business of operating a pet cemetery or pet crematorium under this article. See N.Y. General Business Law 750-A
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Mass burial: means the interment of pet remains communally in a grave containing more than one pet. See N.Y. General Business Law 750-A
  • Mass cremation: means the cremation of pets communally in a receptacle containing more than one pet. See N.Y. General Business Law 750-A
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, company, partnership, municipality, not-for-profit corporation or any other entity whatsoever. See N.Y. General Business Law 750-A
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Pet: means any domestic animal that has been adapted or tamed to live in intimate association with people but is not limited to, dogs, cats, rodents, fish, birds, snakes, turtles, lizards, frogs and rabbits. See N.Y. General Business Law 750-A
  • Pet cemetery: means any land, place, structure, facility or building provided by any person for a fee, whether or not for profit, to veterinarians or members of the general public for use, or reservation for use, for the permanent interment or inurnment above or below ground of pet remains. See N.Y. General Business Law 750-A
  • Pet crematorium: means any land, place, structure, facility or building provided by any person for a fee, whether or not for profit, to veterinarians or members of the general public for the cremation of pets. See N.Y. General Business Law 750-A
  • Pet owner: means the person who is listed as the owner of the pet in veterinary records or pet cemetery or crematorium records or his or her agent or employee. See N.Y. General Business Law 750-A
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Uniform Commercial Code: A set of statutes enacted by the various states to provide consistency among the states' commercial laws. It includes negotiable instruments, sales, stock transfers, trust and warehouse receipts, and bills of lading. Source: OCC
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Veterinarian: means a person licensed to practice the profession of veterinary medicine as defined by section sixty-seven hundred one of the education law. See N.Y. General Business Law 750-A