senate Bill S427

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Prohibits any person from transporting or selling a nonambulatory animal unless such animal is humanely euthanized

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 12, 2012 committee discharged and committed to rules
Feb 21, 2012 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 04, 2012 referred to agriculture
Jan 05, 2011 referred to agriculture

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S427 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4615
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง357-a, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S751, A5512

S427 - Summary

Prohibits any person from transporting, holding, buying, selling, giving, receiving or marketing a nonambulatory animal unless such animal is first humanely euthanized without undue delay from the time that such animal becomes nonambulatory; makes certain exceptions; provides violation provisions; and defines relevant terms.

S427 - Sponsor Memo

S427 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                   427

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  KRUEGER,  ADAMS, ADDABBO, DUANE, STAVISKY -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee on Agriculture

AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to nonambu-
  latory animals

  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 357-a to read as follows:
  S  357-A.  NONAMBULATORY  ANIMALS. 1. DEFINITIONS. FOR THE PURPOSES OF
THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A) "PERSON" MEANS ANY INDIVIDUAL, CORPORATION,  PARTNERSHIP,  ASSOCI-
ATION, MUNICIPALITY, OR OTHER LEGAL ENTITY;
  (B)  "NONAMBULATORY  ANIMAL" MEANS ANY DOMESTIC SHEEP, CATTLE OR SWINE
THAT IS RAISED FOR COMMERCIAL OR SUBSISTENCE PURPOSES AND THAT IS UNABLE
TO STAND AND WALK WITHOUT ASSISTANCE;
  (C) "HUMANELY EUTHANIZE" MEANS TO KILL AN ANIMAL BY A SINGLE BLOW OF A
PENETRATING CAPTIVE BOLT OR GUN SHOT, OR BY CHEMICAL  MEANS  THAT  IMME-
DIATELY  RENDERS  THE  ANIMAL UNCONSCIOUS, WITH COMPLETE UNCONSCIOUSNESS
REMAINING UNTIL DEATH;
  (D) "UNDUE DELAY" MEANS ANY DELAY  BEYOND  THAT  WHICH  IS  REASONABLY
NECESSARY  TO  CARRY  OUT  PROMPT,  HUMANE  EUTHANASIA  OR TO ADMINISTER
PROMPT, APPROPRIATE AND NECESSARY VETERINARY TREATMENT, OR TO CARRY  OUT
PROMPT, HUMANE HANDLING AND TRANSPORT OF THE NONAMBULATORY ANIMAL PURSU-
ANT TO THIS SUBDIVISION AND SUBDIVISION THREE OF THIS SECTION;
  (E)  "HUMANE HANDLING" MEANS THAT A NONAMBULATORY ANIMAL SHALL ONLY BE
MOVED WITH A SLING, STONEBOAT, OR ON OTHER SLED-LIKE OR WHEELED  CONVEY-
ANCES.  IN NO EVENT SHALL A NONAMBULATORY ANIMAL BE DRAGGED, PUSHED WITH
A TRACTOR, FORKLIFT, OR OTHER EQUIPMENT, LIFTED, UNLESS WITH  FULL  BODY
SUPPORT, OR OTHERWISE MOVED INHUMANELY.

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

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