|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to agriculture|
|Apr 05, 2011||notice of committee consideration - requested|
|Jan 05, 2011||referred to agriculture|
senate Bill S80
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S80 - Details
S80 - Summary
Relates to restrictions on non-therapeutic use of antimicrobial agents in animals in the absence of any clinical sign of disease in the animals.
S80 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S80 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to non-therapeutic use of antimicrobial agents in animals PURPOSE: To prohibit the nontherapeutic use of antimicrobial agents in animals raised for human consumption. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill adds a new section 84 to the agriculture and markets law to prohibit the nontherapeutic use of antimicrobial agents in animals raised for human consumption, including animals that provide non-meat food products such as eggs and milk. The new section 84 defines antimicrobial agent and the nontherapeutic use of antimicrobial agents, prohibits the sale and transport of such animal products, and allows the commissioner of the department of agriculture and markets to promulgate and adopt rules and regulations to give effect to the law. The legislation provides that violation of this section will constitute a class A misdemeanor. Section 2 of the bill sets forth the effective date. JUSTIFICATION:
S80 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 80 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SQUADRON -- 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 non- therapeutic use of antimicrobial agents in 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 84 to read as follows: S 84. NON-THERAPEUTIC USE OF ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS. 1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION: (A) "ANTIMICROBIAL AGENT" SHALL MEAN ANY DRUG OR DERIVATIVE OF A DRUG THAT IS USED IN HUMANS OR INTENDED FOR USE IN HUMANS TO TREAT OR PREVENT DISEASE OR INFECTION, OR ANY SUBSTANCE, WHETHER PRODUCED SYNTHETICALLY OR NATURALLY, USED TO KILL OR INHIBIT THE GROWTH OF BACTERIA, VIRUSES, FUNGI, PARASITES, OR OTHER MICROORGANISMS. (B)"NON-THERAPEUTIC USE OF ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS" SHALL MEAN ANY USE OF ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION AS A FEED OR WATER ADDITIVE, FOR AN ANIMAL FOR GROWTH PROMOTION, FEED EFFICIENCY, WEIGHT GAIN, ROUTINE DISEASE PREVENTION, OR OTHER ROUTINE PURPOSE, IN THE ABSENCE OF ANY CLINICAL SIGN OF DISEASE IN THE ANIMAL. 2. (A) NO PERSON SHALL ENGAGE IN THE NON-THERAPEUTIC USE OF ANTIMICRO- BIAL AGENTS IN CATTLE, POULTRY, SHEEP, SWINE, OR ANY ANIMAL RAISED FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING FOOD FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION, INCLUDING ANIMALS THAT PROVIDE NON-MEAT FOOD PRODUCTS SUCH AS EGGS AND MILK. (B) NO PERSON SHALL SELL, EXPOSE FOR SALE, OR TRANSPORT FOR SALE WITH- IN THIS STATE, REGARDLESS OF PLACE OF ORIGIN, ANY FOOD PRODUCT DERIVED FROM AN ANIMAL THAT HAS BEEN SUBJECT TO NON-THERAPEUTIC USE OF ANTIMI- CROBIAL AGENTS. 3. VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION SHALL CONSTITUTE A CLASS A MISDEMEANOR. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD00442-01-1
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