senate Bill S5983B

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Prohibits the slaughter of horses for human consumption

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 03, 2020 reported and committed to agriculture
Jan 08, 2020 referred to domestic animal welfare
Nov 22, 2019 print number 5983b
Nov 22, 2019 amend and recommit to domestic animal welfare
Jun 11, 2019 print number 5983a
Jun 11, 2019 amend and recommit to domestic animal welfare
May 16, 2019 referred to domestic animal welfare

Votes

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Feb 3, 2020 - Domestic Animal Welfare committee Vote

S5983B
6
0
committee
6
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
1
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Domestic Animal Welfare Committee Vote: Feb 3, 2020

absent (1)

Co-Sponsors

S5983 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7871
Current Committee:
Senate Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add §382, Ag & Mkts L

S5983 - 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 possessing, importing into or exporting from the state, selling, buying, giving away, holding or accepting any horse with the intent of killing, or having another kill, such horse, if such person knows or should have known that any part of such horse will be used for human consumption; and provides penalties for violation.

S5983 - Sponsor Memo

S5983 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5983

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. MARTINEZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Domestic Animal Welfare

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 POSSESS, TO IMPORT INTO OR EXPORT FROM THE  STATE,  TO
SELL, BUY, GIVE AWAY, HOLD, OR ACCEPT ANY HORSE WITH THE INTENT OF KILL-
ING,  OR HAVING ANOTHER KILL, SUCH HORSE, IF SUCH PERSON KNOWS OR SHOULD
HAVE KNOWN THAT ANY PART OF SUCH HORSE WILL BE USED FOR  HUMAN  CONSUMP-
TION.
  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.
                                                           LBD10720-01-9

Co-Sponsors

S5983A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7871
Current Committee:
Senate Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add §382, Ag & Mkts L

S5983A - 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 possessing, importing into or exporting from the state, selling, buying, giving away, holding or accepting any horse with the intent of killing, or having another kill, such horse, if such person knows or should have known that any part of such horse will be used for human consumption; and provides penalties for violation.

S5983A - Sponsor Memo

S5983A - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 5983--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. MARTINEZ, ADDABBO -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and  when  printed to be committed to the Committee on Domestic Animal
  Welfare -- 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 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 POSSESS, TO IMPORT INTO OR EXPORT FROM THE STATE, TO
SELL, BUY, GIVE AWAY, HOLD, OR ACCEPT ANY HORSE WITH THE INTENT OF KILL-
ING, OR HAVING ANOTHER KILL, SUCH HORSE, IF SUCH PERSON KNOWS OR  SHOULD
HAVE  KNOWN  THAT ANY PART OF SUCH HORSE WILL BE USED FOR HUMAN CONSUMP-
TION.
  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  HORSEFLESH,  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

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

Co-Sponsors

S5983B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7871
Current Committee:
Senate Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add §382, Ag & Mkts L

S5983B (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 possessing, importing into or exporting from the state, selling, buying, giving away, holding or accepting any horse with the intent of killing, or having another kill, such horse, if such person knows or should have known that any part of such horse will be used for human consumption; and provides penalties for violation.

S5983B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5983B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 5983--B

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. MARTINEZ, ADDABBO -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and  when  printed to be committed to the Committee on Domestic Animal
  Welfare -- committee discharged, bill amended,  ordered  reprinted  as
  amended  and  recommitted  to  said committee -- 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 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 382 to read as follows:
  § 382. 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 POSSESS, TO IMPORT INTO OR EXPORT FROM THE STATE, TO
SELL, BUY, GIVE AWAY, HOLD, OR ACCEPT ANY HORSE WITH THE INTENT OF KILL-
ING, OR HAVING ANOTHER KILL, SUCH HORSE, IF SUCH PERSON KNOWS OR  SHOULD
HAVE  KNOWN  THAT ANY PART OF SUCH HORSE WILL BE USED FOR HUMAN CONSUMP-
TION.
  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  HORSEFLESH,  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.

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

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