|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to agriculture|
|May 02, 2013||referred to agriculture|
senate Bill S4987
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S4987 - Details
S4987 - Summary
Pertains to confinement of certain animals for food producing purposes; prohibits any person to tether or confine any pig during pregnancy or calf raised for veal 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.
S4987 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S4987 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to the confinement of certain animals for food producing purposes PURPOSE: This bill will phase out pig gestation crates and veal crate cages by 2016. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 subdivision one amends the agriculture and markets law by adding a new section 353-f that defines the terms employed for the purposes of this bill. Subdivision two would make it unlawful for any person to confine any covered animal in a manner that prevents them from lying down, standing up and fully extending its limbs and turning around freely. Subdivision 3 lists exemptions to the rules set forth in the previous subdivision, Subdivision 4 would make any violation of the provisions of this section a Class A misdemeanor. Subdivision 5 provides that nothing contained in this section shall conflict with humane local laws. Subdivision 6 stipulates that nothing in this section shall reduce the protection afforded to animals or the enforcement of such protection. Subdivision 7 sets out the enforcement mechanism for this section.
S4987 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4987 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E May 2, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. BOYLE -- 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 the confinement of certain 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 OR A CALF RAISED FOR VEAL. (C) "ENCLOSURE" MEANS ANY CAGE, CRATE, OR OTHER STRUCTURE (INCLUDING WHAT IS COMMONLY DESCRIBED AS A "GESTATION CRATE" FOR PIGS OR A "VEAL CRATE" FOR CALVES, USED TO CONFINE A COVERED ANIMAL. (D) "FARM" MEANS THE LAND, BUILDINGS, 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. (E) "FULLY EXTENDING ITS LIMBS" MEANS FULLY EXTENDING ALL LIMBS WITH- OUT TOUCHING THE SIDE OF AN ENCLOSURE. (F) "PERSON" MEANS ANY INDIVIDUAL, CORPORATION, PARTNERSHIP, ASSOCI- ATION, OR OTHER LEGAL ENTITY. (G) "PIG DURING PREGNANCY" MEANS ANY PREGNANT PIG OF THE PORCINE SPECIES KEPT FOR THE PRIMARY PURPOSE OF BREEDING. (H) "TURNING AROUND FREELY" MEANS TURNING IN A COMPLETE CIRCLE WITHOUT ANY IMPEDIMENT, INCLUDING A TETHER, AND WITHOUT TOUCHING THE SIDE OF AN ENCLOSURE. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD05220-01-3
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