senate Bill S5172

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to unlawful tampering with farm animals

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 04, 2012 referred to agriculture
Jun 24, 2011 committed to rules
Jun 07, 2011 advanced to third reading
Jun 06, 2011 2nd report cal.
Jun 02, 2011 1st report cal.938
May 03, 2011 referred to agriculture

Votes

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Jun 1, 2011 - Agriculture committee Vote

S5172
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2
committee
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Aye
2
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Agriculture Committee Vote: Jun 1, 2011

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S5172 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง378-a, Ag & Mkts L

S5172 - Summary

Relates to the unlawful tampering of farm animals.

S5172 - Sponsor Memo

S5172 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5172

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. RITCHIE -- 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 unlawful
  tampering with farm 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 378-a to read as follows:
  S 378-A. UNLAWFUL TAMPERING WITH FARM ANIMALS. 1.  DEFINITIONS.    FOR
THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOW-
ING MEANINGS:
  (A) "FARM ANIMAL" MEANS ANY WARM OR COLD BLOODED ANIMAL WHICH IS BEING
USED IN THE PRODUCTION OF FOOD OR FIBER FOR AGRICULTURAL PURPOSES.
  (B)  "FARM"  MEANS ANY BUILDING, STRUCTURE, VEHICLE, PASTURE, PADDOCK,
POND, IMPOUNDMENT AREA, LAND OR PROPERTY UPON  WHICH  FARM  ANIMALS  ARE
HOUSED, CARED FOR, GRAZED OR BRED.
  (C)  "RELEASE"  MEANS TO INTENTIONALLY SET FREE FROM ANY FARM ANY FARM
ANIMAL WITHOUT ANY RIGHT, TITLE, OR CLAIM THERETO.
  (D) "PERSON" MEANS ANY INDIVIDUAL,  FIRM,  ORGANIZATION,  PARTNERSHIP,
ASSOCIATION OR CORPORATION, INCLUDING EMPLOYEES OF THE FARM.
  (E)  "NOTICE"  MEANS  TO  PROVIDE  INFORMATION AND DISCLOSURE, THROUGH
POSTING AT A CENTRALIZED LOCATION ON THE FARM, THROUGH NOTICE IN WRITING
OR ORALLY TO THE PERSON, OR PROMINENTLY  POSTING  SUCH  NOTICE  UPON  OR
IMMEDIATELY ADJACENT TO THE ENTRY TO THE FARM.
  (F)  "UNLAWFUL TAMPERING" MEANS ANY INTERFERENCE WITH A FARM ANIMAL OR
FARM THROUGH THE INJECTION OF ANY UNAUTHORIZED SUBSTANCE, THE RELEASE OF
A FARM ANIMAL, THE UNAUTHORIZED FEEDING  OR  UNAUTHORIZED  VIDEO,  AUDIO
RECORDING OR PHOTOGRAPHY DONE WITHOUT THE FARM OWNER'S WRITTEN CONSENT.
  2. ANY PERSON WHO, AFTER NOTICE HAS BEEN GIVEN THAT THE FARM PROHIBITS
UNLAWFUL  TAMPERING,  KNOWINGLY  OR INTENTIONALLY DOES SUCH IS GUILTY OF
UNLAWFUL TAMPERING WITH A FARM ANIMAL, A  MISDEMEANOR  PUNISHABLE  BY  A

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11282-01-1

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