assembly Bill A3629

2021-2022 Legislative Session

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

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Jan 28, 2021 referred to agriculture

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A3629 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3182
Current Committee:
Assembly Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add §96-ee, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A10399, S8291

A3629 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the operation of establishments where animals and/or fowls are slaughtered or butchered for food; establishes a task force on public health risks and animal welfare concerns of slaughterhouses.

A3629 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   3629
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 28, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. L. ROSENTHAL, RICHARDSON, ENGLEBRIGHT, EPSTEIN,
   HEVESI, McDONOUGH -- read once and referred to the Committee on  Agri-
   culture
 
 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
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.