senate Bill S4718

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Confinement of animals for food producing purposes

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 03, 2018 referred to agriculture
Feb 24, 2017 referred to agriculture

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S4718 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1341
Current Committee:
Senate Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add §353-g, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A8163
2011-2012: A1928
2013-2014: A424
2015-2016: S3999, A372
2019-2020: S657, A752

S4718 (ACTIVE) - 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.

S4718 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4718 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4718

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 24, 2017
                               ___________

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 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:
  §  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, 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 EGG-
LAYING HENS, FULLY SPREADING BOTH WINGS WITHOUT TOUCHING THE SIDE OF  AN
ENCLOSURE OR OTHER EGG-LAYING HENS.
  (G)  "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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