|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 06, 2020||referred to agriculture|
senate Bill S8291
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Agriculture Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S8291 (ACTIVE) - Details
S8291 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8291 SPONSOR: SEPULVEDA TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE: This bill will place a moratorium on the operation of live markets in New York State and establish a task force to examine the public health risks and animal welfare concerns they present. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section one amends the agriculture and markets law by adding a new section 96. Section two establishes the effective date.
S8291 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8291 I N S E N A T E May 6, 2020 ___________ Introduced by Sen. 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 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
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