assembly Bill A424

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Confinement of animals for food producing purposes

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to agriculture
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A424 - Details

Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง353-e, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A1928
2009-2010: A8163

A424 - Summary

Pertains to confinement of animals for food producing purposes; prohibits any person to tether or confine any pig during pregnancy, calf raised for veal, or egg-laying hen who is kept on a farm for all or the majority of any day in a manner that prevents such animal from lying down, standing up and fully extending its limbs and turning around freely; establishes that commission of such crime shall constitute a class A misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for a period not to exceed one year and/or fine not to exceed $1,000.

A424 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   424

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ROSENTHAL,  CASTRO, PAULIN, MAISEL, KELLNER,
  KAVANAGH,  MILLMAN,  ROBINSON,  GOTTFRIED,  ENGLEBRIGHT,  DINOWITZ  --
  Multi-Sponsored  by  --  M.  of A.   CUSICK, GLICK, HEVESI, MONTESANO,
  SCHIMEL, THIELE, TITUS, WEISENBERG -- read once and  referred  to  the
  Committee on Agriculture

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  agriculture and markets law, in relation to the
  confinement of animals for food producing purposes

  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 353-f to read as follows:
  S 353-F. CONFINEMENT OF ANIMALS FOR FOOD PRODUCING PURPOSES. 1.    FOR
PURPOSES  OF  THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING
MEANINGS:
  (A) "CALF RAISED FOR VEAL" MEANS ANY CALF OF THE BOVINE  SPECIES  KEPT
FOR THE PURPOSE OF PRODUCING THE FOOD PRODUCT DESCRIBED AS VEAL.
  (B)  "COVERED ANIMALS" MEANS ANY PIG DURING PREGNANCY, CALF RAISED FOR
VEAL, OR EGG-LAYING HEN WHO IS KEPT ON A FARM.
  (C) "EGG-LAYING HEN" MEANS ANY FEMALE  DOMESTICATED  CHICKEN,  TURKEY,
DUCK, GOOSE, OR GUINEA FOWL KEPT FOR THE PURPOSE OF EGG PRODUCTION.
  (D)  "ENCLOSURE"  MEANS ANY CAGE, CRATE, OR OTHER STRUCTURE (INCLUDING
WHAT IS COMMONLY DESCRIBED AS A "GESTATION  CRATE"  FOR  PIGS,  A  "VEAL
CRATE"  FOR  CALVES,  OR  A  "BATTERY CAGE" FOR EGG-LAYING HENS) USED TO
CONFINE A COVERED ANIMAL.
  (E) "FARM" MEANS THE LAND, BUILDING,  SUPPORT  FACILITIES,  AND  OTHER
EQUIPMENT   THAT  ARE  WHOLLY  OR  PARTIALLY  USED  FOR  THE  COMMERCIAL
PRODUCTION OF ANIMALS OR ANIMAL PRODUCTS USED FOR  FOOD  OR  FIBER,  AND
DOES NOT INCLUDE LIVE ANIMAL MARKETS.
  (F)  "FULLY EXTENDING ITS LIMBS" MEANS FULLY EXTENDING ALL LIMBS WITH-
OUT TOUCHING THE SIDE  OF  AN  ENCLOSURE,  INCLUDING,  IN  THE  CASE  OF

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

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