|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 05, 2022||referred to agriculture|
|May 20, 2021||referred to agriculture|
senate Bill S6971
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Agriculture Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6971 (ACTIVE) - Details
S6971 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6971 SPONSOR: KAVANAGH TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to provid- ing for cage-free egg production PURPOSE: This bill will require all eggs sold in New York State to come from cage-free and free-range environments. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section one contains the legislative findings. Section two amends the agriculture and markets law by adding a new section 160-f establishing standards for the cage-free housing of egg- laying hens.
S6971 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6971 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E May 20, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. KAVANAGH -- 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 provid- ing for cage-free egg production THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative findings and intent. The legislature hereby finds the following: a. According to the Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production, food animals that are treated well and provided with at least minimum accommodation of their natural behaviors and physical needs are healthier and safer for human consumption. b. A key finding from the World Health Organization and Food and Agri- cultural Organization of the United Nations Salmonella Risk Assessment was that reducing flock prevalence results in a directly proportional reduction in human health risk. c. Egg-laying hens subjected to stress are more likely to have higher levels of pathogens in their intestines and the conditions increase the likelihood that consumers will be exposed to higher levels of food-borne pathogens. d. Salmonella is the most commonly diagnosed food-borne illness in the United States. e. It is the intent of the legislature to protect consumers from the deleterious, health, safety, and welfare effects of the sale and consumption of eggs derived from egg-laying hens that are exposed to significant stress and may result in increased exposure to disease pathogens including salmonella. § 2. The agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a new section 160-f to read as follows: § 160-F. CAGE-FREE EGG PRODUCTION. 1. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW: EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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