|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 03, 2018||referred to agriculture|
|Feb 24, 2017||referred to agriculture|
senate Bill S4718
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Agriculture Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S4718 (ACTIVE) - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Senate Agriculture
- Law Section:
- Agriculture and Markets Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add §353-g, Ag & Mkts L
- Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
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
BILL NUMBER: S4718 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to the confinement of animals for food producing purposes PURPOSE : This bill phases out pig gestation crates, veal crates and hen battery cages. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS : Section one amends the agriculture and markets law by adding a new section 353-g 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 three lists exemptions to the rules set forth in the previous subdivision. Subdivision four would make any violation of the provisions of this section a Class A misdemeanor.
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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