assembly Bill A384A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Confinement of certain animals for food producing purposes

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 06, 2016 referred to agriculture
Mar 24, 2015 print number 384a
Mar 24, 2015 amend and recommit to agriculture
Jan 07, 2015 referred to agriculture

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A384 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S59
Current Committee:
Assembly Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add §353-g, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A9449
2013-2014: A1656, S4987
2017-2018: A1147
2019-2020: A800

A384 - 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.

A384 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   384

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. ROSENTHAL, WEPRIN, MALLIOTAKIS, SALADINO, MONTES-
  ANO,  THIELE,  KAVANAGH,  ENGLEBRIGHT,  BROOK-KRASNY,  MILLER,  ORTIZ,
  MOSLEY, COLTON -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BRENNAN, FAHY, GLICK,
  GOTTFRIED, HEVESI, JAFFEE, KATZ, McDONALD, ROBINSON, SCHIMEL, SOLAGES,
  STECK, TENNEY -- read once and referred to the Committee  on  Agricul-
  ture

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.

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

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A384A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S59
Current Committee:
Assembly Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add §353-g, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A9449
2013-2014: A1656, S4987
2017-2018: A1147
2019-2020: A800

A384A (ACTIVE) - 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.

A384A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 384--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. ROSENTHAL, WEPRIN, MALLIOTAKIS, SALADINO, MONTES-
  ANO,  THIELE,  KAVANAGH,  ENGLEBRIGHT,  BROOK-KRASNY,  MILLER,  ORTIZ,
  MOSLEY, COLTON -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BRENNAN, FAHY, GLICK,
  GOTTFRIED, HEVESI, JAFFEE, KATZ, McDONALD, ROBINSON, SCHIMEL, SOLAGES,
  STECK, TENNEY -- read once and referred to the Committee  on  Agricul-
  ture  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

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-g to read as follows:
  S  353-G.  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.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02520-05-5

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