senate Bill S5875

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Prohibits the slaughter of horses for human consumption

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Agriculture Committee


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Mar 19, 2021 referred to agriculture

S5875 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5481
Current Committee:
Senate Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add §382, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S5983, A7871

S5875 (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; 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.

S5875 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5875 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5875
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              March 19, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. PALUMBO -- 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 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.
   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.

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