senate Bill S1497

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Prohibits the slaughter of horses for human consumption

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Agriculture Committee


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Jan 15, 2019 referred to agriculture

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S1497 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1102
Current Committee:
Senate Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add §381, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A3736
2011-2012: A3504
2013-2014: S4615, A3905
2015-2016: S1082, A4404
2017-2018: S5846, A4012

S1497 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits any person from slaughtering a horse where such person knows or has reason to know that such horse will be used for human consumption; and prohibits any person from selling, bartering, giving away, purchasing, possessing, transporting, delivering or receiving horseflesh where such person knows or should know that such horseflesh is intended for human consumption; and provides penalties for violation.

S1497 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1497 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1497

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 15, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  TEDISCO,  ADDABBO,  SEPULVEDA  --  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 prohib-
  iting the slaughtering of horses for human consumption

  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 381 to read as follows:
  § 381. PROHIBITION OF SLAUGHTERING HORSES FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION.    1.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL FOR ANY
PERSON  TO SLAUGHTER OR HAVE ANOTHER PERSON SLAUGHTER A HORSE WHERE SUCH
PERSON KNOWS OR SHOULD KNOW THAT ANY PART OF SUCH HORSE WILL BE USED FOR
HUMAN CONSUMPTION.
  2. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, IT  SHALL  BE  UNLAWFUL
FOR  ANY  PERSON  TO SELL, OFFER TO SELL OR BARTER, GIVE AWAY, PURCHASE,
POSSESS, TRANSPORT, DELIVER, OR RECEIVE ANY HORSE  WITH  THE  INTENT  OF
SLAUGHTERING  OR  HAVING  ANOTHER  PERSON  SLAUGHTER  SUCH HORSE IF SUCH
PERSON KNOWS OR SHOULD KNOW THAT ANY OF THE HORSEFLESH IS  INTENDED  FOR
HUMAN CONSUMPTION.
  3.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL
FOR ANY PERSON TO SELL AT RETAIL, BARTER, OFFER TO  SELL  AT  RETAIL  OR
BARTER, GIVE AWAY, OR PURCHASE AT RETAIL, IF SUCH PERSON KNOWS OR SHOULD
KNOW THAT ANY OF THE HORSEFLESH WILL BE USED FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION.
  4.  IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL FOR ANY PERSON TO POSSESS HORSEFLESH WITH THE
INTENT TO SELL SUCH HORSEFLESH  AT  RETAIL  FOR  THE  PURPOSE  OF  HUMAN
CONSUMPTION.
  5.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL
FOR ANY PERSON TO IMPORT INTO OR EXPORT FROM  THIS  STATE,  LIVE  HORSES
WHERE  SUCH  PERSON KNOWS OR SHOULD KNOW THAT SUCH HORSE IS INTENDED FOR
SLAUGHTER FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION.

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

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