A01843 Summary:

BILL NOA01843
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORGunther
 
COSPNSRSteck, Hooper, Abinanti, Montesano, Tenney
 
MLTSPNSRLupinacci, Perry, Rivera, Schimel
 
Add S96-z-30, Ag & Mkts L
 
Requires poultry products treated with antibiotics containing arsenic to bear a label so indicating.
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A01843 Actions:

BILL NOA01843
 
01/13/2015referred to agriculture
01/06/2016referred to agriculture
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A01843 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A1843
 
SPONSOR: Gunther (MS)
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to requiring poultry products treated with antibiotics contain- ing 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 anti- biotics containing arsenic, shall be sold, exposed for sale, exchanged or transported within the state unless the same shall bear a label indi- cating such product was "fed with antibiotics containing arsenic."   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 become law.   JUSTIFICATION: Some chicken feed is treated with the antibiotic Roxar- sone 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 consump- tion was a fraction of what it is today and there was far less under- standing 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.
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A01843 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          1843
 
                               2015-2016 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    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-
          ture
 
        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    §  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    § 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.
                                                                   LBD01536-01-5
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