assembly Bill A3905

Prohibits the slaughter of horses for human consumption

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  • Introduced
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    • Passed Assembly
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  • 29 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO AGRICULTURE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO AGRICULTURE

Summary

Prohibits any person from slaughtering a horse where such person knows or has reason to know that such horse will be used for human consumption; and prohibits any person from selling, bartering, giving away, purchasing, possessing, transporting, delivering or receiving horseflesh where such person knows or should know that such horseflesh is intended for human consumption; and provides penalties for violation.

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Bill Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4615
Versions:
A3905
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Assembly Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง380, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: A3504, A2762, A3504
2009-2010: A3736, A2522, A3736
2007-2008: A2572, A2572, A3199
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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  3905

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 29, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. GLICK, JAFFEE -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.
  COLTON, FARRELL, GOTTFRIED, MAGEE, MILLMAN, SWEENEY -- read  once  and
  referred to the Committee on Agriculture

AN  ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to prohib-
  iting the slaughtering of horses for human consumption

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1. The agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a new
section 380 to read as follows:
  S 380. PROHIBITION OF SLAUGHTERING HORSES FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION.    1.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL FOR ANY
PERSON  TO SLAUGHTER OR HAVE ANOTHER PERSON SLAUGHTER A HORSE WHERE SUCH
PERSON KNOWS OR SHOULD KNOW THAT ANY PART OF SUCH HORSE WILL BE USED FOR
HUMAN CONSUMPTION.
  2. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, IT  SHALL  BE  UNLAWFUL
FOR  ANY  PERSON  TO SELL, OFFER TO SELL OR BARTER, GIVE AWAY, PURCHASE,
POSSESS, TRANSPORT, DELIVER, OR RECEIVE ANY HORSE  WITH  THE  INTENT  OF
SLAUGHTERING  OR  HAVING  ANOTHER  PERSON  SLAUGHTER  SUCH HORSE IF SUCH
PERSON KNOWS OR SHOULD KNOW THAT ANY OF THE HORSEFLESH IS  INTENDED  FOR
HUMAN CONSUMPTION.
  3.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL
FOR ANY PERSON TO SELL, BARTER, OFFER TO  SELL  OR  BARTER,  GIVE  AWAY,
PURCHASE,  POSSESS,  TRANSPORT,  DELIVER,  OR RECEIVE HORSEFLESH IF SUCH
PERSON KNOWS OR SHOULD KNOW THAT ANY OF THE HORSEFLESH WILL BE USED  FOR
HUMAN CONSUMPTION.
  4.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL
FOR ANY PERSON TO IMPORT INTO OR EXPORT FROM  THIS  STATE,  LIVE  HORSES
WHERE  SUCH  PERSON KNOWS OR SHOULD KNOW THAT SUCH HORSE IS INTENDED FOR
SLAUGHTER FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION.
  5. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, IT  SHALL  BE  UNLAWFUL
FOR  ANY  PERSON  TO  IMPORT  INTO OR EXPORT FROM THIS STATE, HORSEFLESH

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04558-01-3

A. 3905                             2

WHERE SUCH PERSON KNOWS OR SHOULD KNOW THAT SUCH HORSEFLESH IS  INTENDED
FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION.
  6.  IT  SHALL  BE  UNLAWFUL  TO  OFFER  HORSEFLESH  FOR SALE FOR HUMAN
CONSUMPTION.
  7. AS USED IN THIS SECTION, THE TERM "HORSE" INCLUDES ALL  MEMBERS  OF
THE  EQUINE  FAMILY, INCLUDING HORSES, PONIES, DONKEYS, MULES, ASSES AND
BURROS; AND THE TERM "HORSEFLESH" MEANS  THE  FLESH  OF  A  DEAD  HORSE,
INCLUDING THE ANIMAL'S VISCERA, SKIN, HAIR, HIDE, HOOVES, AND BONES; THE
TERM  "PERSON"  MEANS  AN  INDIVIDUAL,  CORPORATION, PARTNERSHIP, TRUST,
ASSOCIATION OR OTHER LEGAL ENTITY.
  8. A VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION IS A MISDEMEANOR PUNISHABLE  BY  IMPRI-
SONMENT  FOR  NOT  MORE THAN ONE YEAR, OR BY A FINE OF NOT MORE THAN ONE
THOUSAND DOLLARS, OR  BY  BOTH.  IN  LIEU  OF  CRIMINAL  PROSECUTION,  A
VIOLATION  OF  THIS SECTION SHALL BE SUBJECT TO A CIVIL PENALTY OF UP TO
ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR AN INDIVIDUAL AND UP TO FIVE  THOUSAND  DOLLARS
FOR  A  CORPORATION  FOR  THE  FIRST VIOLATION. ANY SUBSEQUENT VIOLATION
SHALL BE PUNISHABLE BY A CIVIL PENALTY OF  UP  TO  TWENTY-FIVE  THOUSAND
DOLLARS.
  9. ANY CIVIL PENALTIES COLLECTED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION OF LAW SHALL
BE PAYABLE TO THE ANIMAL POPULATION CONTROL FUND ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO
SECTION NINETY-SEVEN-XX OF THE STATE FINANCE LAW.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it shall have become a law.

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