senate Bill S4987

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Confinement of certain animals for food producing purposes

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to agriculture
May 02, 2013 referred to agriculture

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S4987 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1656
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add §353-f, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
A9449

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

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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