§ 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.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Chairman: means the chairman of the dormitory authority. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1695
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • 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
  • Inurnment: means the placement of pet cremains in a grave, urn or tomb. See N.Y. General Business Law 750-A
  • 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
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • 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
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Veto: The procedure established under the Constitution by which the President/Governor refuses to approve a bill or joint resolution and thus prevents its enactment into law. A regular veto occurs when the President/Governor returns the legislation to the house in which it originated. The President/Governor usually returns a vetoed bill with a message indicating his reasons for rejecting the measure. In Congress, the veto can be overridden only by a two-thirds vote in both the Senate and the House.