senate Bill S4494

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Increases penalties associated with the packaging, sale or certification of kosher foods

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 01, 2012 signed chap.304
Jul 20, 2012 delivered to governor
Jun 19, 2012 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.290
substituted for a6439
referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 07, 2012 advanced to third reading
May 02, 2012 2nd report cal.
May 01, 2012 1st report cal.631
Jan 04, 2012 referred to agriculture
Apr 07, 2011 referred to agriculture


S4494 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง201-c, Ag & Mkts L

S4494 - Summary

Increases penalties associated with the packaging, sale or certification of kosher foods; increases first violation from one thousand dollars to two thousand five hundred dollars; increases second violation from five thousand dollars to seven thousand five hundred dollars.

S4494 - Sponsor Memo

S4494 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 7, 2011

Introduced  by  Sen. MARTINS -- 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 increas-
  ing penalties associated with the packaging, sale or certification  of
  kosher foods


  Section 1. Subdivision 6 of  section  201-c  of  the  agriculture  and
markets  law, as added by chapter 151 of the laws of 2004, is amended to
read as follows:
  6. Failure to comply with the requirements  of  sections  two  hundred
one-a  and  two  hundred  one-b  of this article and this section or the
failure to conform sales practices to the information  provided  in  the
kosher  certification  form pursuant to this section shall be punishable
by a fine of not more than [one] TWO thousand FIVE HUNDRED dollars for a
first violation; not  more  than  [five]  SEVEN  thousand  FIVE  HUNDRED
dollars  for  a second violation; and not more than ten thousand dollars
for a third violation and each subsequent violation thereafter.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth  day  after  it  shall
have become a law.

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


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