BILL NO A01843
SAME AS No same as
SPONSOR Gunther (MS)
COSPNSR Steck, Clark, Hooper, Abinanti, Montesano, Tenney
MLTSPNSR Lupinacci, Perry, Rivera, Schimel
Add S96-z-30, Ag & Mkts L
Requires poultry products treated with antibiotics containing arsenic to bear a
label so indicating.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the agriculture and markets law, in
relation to requiring poultry products treated with antibiotics
containing arsenic to bear a label so indicating
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Provides that no poultry or poultry
product for human consumption which has received food treated with
antibiotics containing arsenic, shall be sold, exposed for sale,
exchanged or transported within the state unless the same shall bear a
label indicating such product was "fed with antibiotics containing
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1- Amends the agriculture and
markets law by adding a new section 95-z-30.
Section 2- This act shall take effect 120 days after it shall have
JUSTIFICATION: Some chicken feed is treated with the antibiotic
Roxarsone which contains arsenic. Some companies producing poultry
have stopped using this feed but too many have not. A recent study
found poultry available in supermarkets contains three times more
arsenic than other meats.
The FDA set arsenic limits in poultry nearly 60 years ago when
consumption was a fraction of what it is today and there was far less
understanding of arsenic's toxicity. Today the US Department of
Agriculture tests relatively few broiler chickens for arsenic.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2013-14: A1486 referred to Agriculture
2011-12: A6989 referred to Agriculture
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: On the one hundred twentieth day after it becomes law.
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2015-2016 Regular Sessions
I N A S S E M B L Y
January 13, 2015
Introduced by M. of A. GUNTHER, STECK, CLARK, HOOPER, CAMARA, ABINANTI,
MONTESANO, TENNEY -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. LUPINACCI, PERRY,
RIVERA, SCHIMEL -- read once and referred to the Committee on Agricul-
AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to requir-
ing poultry products treated with antibiotics containing arsenic to
bear a label so indicating
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
1 Section 1. The agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a new
2 section 96-z-30 to read as follows:
3 S 96-Z-30. ARSENIC LABELING. NO POULTRY OR POULTRY PRODUCT FOR HUMAN
4 CONSUMPTION WHICH HAS RECEIVED FOOD TREATED WITH ANTIBIOTICS CONTAINING
5 ARSENIC, SHALL BE SOLD, EXPOSED FOR SALE, EXCHANGED OR TRANSPORTED WITH-
6 IN THE STATE UNLESS THE SAME SHALL BEAR A LABEL INDICATING SUCH PRODUCT
7 WAS "FED WITH ANTIBIOTICS CONTAINING ARSENIC".
8 S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
9 it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amend-
10 ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen-
11 tation of this act on its effective date is authorized to be made on or
12 before such effective date.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.