assembly Bill A4611

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Prohibits the shipment of certain live animals by postal mail

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Feb 04, 2021 referred to agriculture

A4611 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add §382, Ag & Mkts L

A4611 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the shipment of certain live animals by postal mail into, within, or to points outside of the state of New York and provides for a civil penalty not to exceed one thousand dollars per violation.

A4611 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4611
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 4, 2021
                                ___________
 
 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 shipment of certain live animals by postal mail
 
   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 THE SHIPPING OF LIVE ANIMALS BY POSTAL MAIL. 1.
 IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL FOR ANY PERSON, FIRM, PARTNERSHIP OR CORPORATION TO
 MAIL OR OFFER FOR MAILING A LIVE ANIMAL BY POSTAL MAIL  INTO  OR  WITHIN
 THE  STATE  OF  NEW YORK OR FROM THE STATE OF NEW YORK TO POINTS OUTSIDE
 THE STATE OF NEW YORK.  AS USED IN THIS  SECTION,  "LIVE  ANIMAL"  SHALL
 MEAN  ANY  MAMMAL, BIRD, REPTILE, OR AMPHIBIAN. "POSTAL MAIL" SHALL MEAN
 MAIL THAT IS PROCESSED AND DELIVERED BY THE UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE
 OR OTHER MAIL CARRIER.  A PERSON, FIRM, PARTNERSHIP OR CORPORATION SHALL
 BE CONSIDERED TO HAVE MAILED OR OFFERED FOR MAILING  A  LIVE  ANIMAL  IN
 VIOLATION  OF THIS SECTION WHEN SUCH PERSON, FIRM, PARTNERSHIP OR CORPO-
 RATION CAUSES SUCH LIVE ANIMAL AND APPLICABLE POSTAGE OR SHIPPING FEE TO
 BE PHYSICALLY PLACED IN THE  POSSESSION  OF  THE  UNITED  STATES  POSTAL
 SERVICE OR OTHER MAIL CARRIER.
   2.  A VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE PUNISHABLE BY A CIVIL PENALTY
 NOT TO EXCEED ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS.  EACH SUCH VIOLATION SHALL BE DEEMED
 A SEPARATE VIOLATION WITH RESPECT TO EACH ANIMAL MAILED OR  OFFERED  FOR
 MAILING.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02299-01-1