|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 06, 2010||referred to agriculture|
|May 06, 2009||referred to agriculture|
assembly Bill A8163
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
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- Delivered to Governor
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A8163 (ACTIVE) - Details
A8163 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Pertains to confinement of animals for food producing purposes; prohibits any person to tether or confine any pig during pregnancy, calf raised for veal, or egg-laying hen who is kept on a farm for all or the majority of any day in a manner that prevents such animal from lying down, standing up and fully extending it's limbs and turning around freely; establishes that commission of such crime shall constitute a class A misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for a period not to exceed one year and/or fine not to exceed $1,000.
A8163 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8163 2009-2010 Regular Sessions I N A S S E M B L Y May 6, 2009 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. ROSENTHAL, CASTRO, PAULIN, MAISEL, McENENY, KELL- NER, KAVANAGH, MILLMAN, EDDINGTON, ROBINSON, GOTTFRIED -- Multi-Spon- sored by -- M. of A. GLICK, LATIMER, TITUS -- read once and referred to the Committee on Agriculture AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to the confinement of animals for food producing purposes 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 353-e to read as follows: S 353-E. CONFINEMENT OF ANIMALS FOR FOOD PRODUCING PURPOSES. 1. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS: (A) "CALF RAISED FOR VEAL" MEANS ANY CALF OF THE BOVINE SPECIES KEPT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PRODUCING THE FOOD PRODUCT DESCRIBED AS VEAL. (B) "COVERED ANIMALS" MEANS ANY PIG DURING PREGNANCY, CALF RAISED FOR VEAL, OR EGG-LAYING HEN WHO IS KEPT ON A FARM. (C) "EGG-LAYING HEN" MEANS ANY FEMALE DOMESTICATED CHICKEN, TURKEY, DUCK, GOOSE, OR GUINEA FOWL KEPT FOR THE PURPOSE OF EGG PRODUCTION. (D) "ENCLOSURE" MEANS ANY CAGE, CRATE, OR OTHER STRUCTURE (INCLUDING WHAT IS COMMONLY DESCRIBED AS A "GESTATION CRATE" FOR PIGS, A "VEAL CRATE" FOR CALVES, OR A "BATTERY CAGE" FOR EGG-LAYING HENS) USED TO CONFINE A COVERED ANIMAL. (E) "FARM" MEANS THE LAND, BUILDING, SUPPORT FACILITIES, AND OTHER EQUIPMENT THAT ARE WHOLLY OR PARTIALLY USED FOR THE COMMERCIAL PRODUCTION OF ANIMALS OR ANIMAL PRODUCTS USED FOR FOOD OR FIBER, AND DOES NOT INCLUDE LIVE ANIMAL MARKETS. (F) "FULLY EXTENDING ITS LIMBS" MEANS FULLY EXTENDING ALL LIMBS WITH- OUT TOUCHING THE SIDE OF AN ENCLOSURE, INCLUDING, IN THE CASE OF EGG-LAYING HENS, FULLY SPREADING BOTH WINGS WITHOUT TOUCHING THE SIDE OF AN ENCLOSURE OR OTHER EGG-LAYING HENS. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD10214-02-9
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