senate Bill S8291

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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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Agriculture Committee


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May 06, 2020 referred to agriculture

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S8291 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10399
Current Committee:
Senate Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add §96-ee, Ag & Mkts L

S8291 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S8291 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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