senate Bill S6383

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to licensing of establishments where animals or fowls are slaughtered; extender

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 27, 2012 signed chap.25
Apr 16, 2012 delivered to governor
Mar 29, 2012 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.290
substituted for s6383
Mar 29, 2012 substituted by a9158
Mar 12, 2012 advanced to third reading
Mar 07, 2012 2nd report cal.
Mar 06, 2012 1st report cal.290
Feb 02, 2012 referred to agriculture

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S6383 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9158
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง3, Chap 395 of 2008

S6383 - Bill Texts

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Relates to licensing of establishments where animals or fowls are slaughtered; provides for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof.

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BILL NUMBER:S6383 REVISED 03/06/12

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend chapter 395 of the laws of 2008, amending the agriculture and
markets law relating to licensing of establishments where animals or
fowls are slaughtered, in relation to the effectiveness thereof

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
The purpose of this bill is to maintain a sanitary, healthy, and
comfortable living environment for the residents of New York City.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
This bill would prohibit the commissioner of the department of
agriculture and markets from issuing a license to any establishment
that is located within a 1500 foot radius of a residential dwelling
in New York City where animals and/or fowls are slaughtered or
butchered for food for four years after enactment.

JUSTIFICATION:
The Administrative Code of the city of New York affirms "it is the
public policy of the city that every person is entitled to air that
is not detrimental to life, health and enjoyment of his or her
property." However prior to 2008, the city had failed to adequately
control the poor air quality or the numerous health threats that
resulted from the proliferation of live poultry markets in
residential/retail communities.
Poultry markets currently operating within the city had been a source
of great unrest for city occupants.

Businesses and residents complained regularly about the unbearable
odor that emanated from the markets, odor that became virtually
intolerable during the hot summer months. Often, markets failed to
properly dispose of animal entrails, which created undesirable
conditions in the streets and on the sidewalks of the city. Floating
feathers clogged sewer drains and air conditioning/heating ducts and
presented asthma, allergy and respiratory hazards.

Experience in local communities has shown that these markets are not
monitored appropriately due to the inadequate number of state and
city inspectors necessary to ensure market compliance with health,
food safety and environmental laws. Lack of monitoring became
especially frightening in light of Mad Cow disease and recent
outbreaks of avian influenza ("bird flu").

The continued siting of live poultry markets in the midst of dense,
urban and often residential areas has been found to jeopardize both
residential and commercial property values as families were forced to
move away from their homes and businesses were forced to close or
relocate due to employee illness and a loss of customers. Markets
that profit in the on-site slaughter of animals have had a

significantly negative impact on residential and retail communities
and steps must be taken to provide for
better planning so that the well being of residents and the character
of the city are preserved.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
None.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately, and will expire and be deemed repealed
four years after enactment.

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

                                  6383

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 2, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MARTINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Agriculture

AN ACT to amend chapter 395 of the laws of 2008, amending  the  agricul-
  ture  and  markets  law  relating to licensing of establishments where
  animals or fowls are slaughtered, in  relation  to  the  effectiveness
  thereof

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

  Section 1. Section 3 of chapter 395 of the laws of 2008  amending  the
agriculture  and  markets  law,  relating to licensing of establishments
where animals or fowls are slaughtered, is amended to read as follows:
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately; and shall expire  and  be
deemed repealed [four years after such date] AUGUST 5, 2016.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.







 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14231-01-2

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