assembly Bill A10399

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to prohibiting the operation of establishments where animals and/or fowls are slaughtered or butchered for food

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May 04, 2020 referred to agriculture

A10399 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8291
Current Committee:
Assembly Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add §96-ee, Ag & Mkts L

A10399 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the operation of establishments where animals and/or fowls are slaughtered or butchered for food.

A10399 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  10399

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               May 4, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. L. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Agriculture

AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to  prohib-
  iting  the  operation of establishments where animals and/or fowls are
  slaughtered and butchered for food

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.    Legislative  intent.  The legislature hereby finds that
emergency measures must be enacted to help prevent the spread of zoonot-
ic and other infectious diseases.  Experts  throughout  the  world  have
concluded  that  the  COVID-19  crisis  is likely attributable to a live
animal market.  Inspection reports from the  department  of  agriculture
and  markets indicate ongoing health, safety and welfare problems at New
York's markets. Hundreds of thousands of human lives have  already  been
lost  and  millions  of  people  have  been sickened during the COVID-19
pandemic. The purpose of this law is to eliminate one  potential  vector
for  the transmission of zoonotic diseases, live animal markets, and the
suffering it causes therefrom at least until there is  further  examina-
tion  by  infectious  disease  experts  of  the  nexus  between zoonotic
diseases and live animal markets.
  § 2. The agriculture and markets  law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
section 96-ee to read as follows:
  §  96-EE. PROHIBITION OF THE OPERATION OF ESTABLISHMENTS WHERE ANIMALS
AND/OR FOWLS ARE SLAUGHTERED FOR FOOD. 1. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY  PROVISION
OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY:
  (A)  THE  COMMISSIONER SHALL NOT LICENSE ANY PERSON, FIRM, PARTNERSHIP
OR CORPORATION TO OPERATE  ANY  PLACE  OR  ESTABLISHMENT  WHERE  ANIMALS
AND/OR FOWLS ARE SLAUGHTERED OR BUTCHERED FOR FOOD;
  (B)  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL  IMMEDIATELY  SUSPEND THE LICENSE OF ANY
PERSON, FIRM, PARTNERSHIP OR CORPORATION THAT CURRENTLY HOLDS A  LICENSE
ISSUED  BY  THE COMMISSIONER TO OPERATE ANY PLACE OR ESTABLISHMENT WHERE
ANIMALS AND/OR FOWLS ARE SLAUGHTERED OR BUTCHERED FOR FOOD; AND
  (C) NO PERSON, FIRM, PARTNERSHIP OR CORPORATION THAT CURRENTLY HOLDS A
LICENSE ISSUED BY THE COMMISSIONER TO OPERATE ANY PLACE OR ESTABLISHMENT

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets