A01241 Summary:

SPONSORRosenthal L
Amd §96-g, add §96-k, Ag & Mkts L
Provides for the humane treatment and removal of downed animals.
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A01241 Actions:

01/14/2019referred to agriculture
01/08/2020referred to agriculture
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A01241 Committee Votes:

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A01241 Floor Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A01241 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 14, 2019
        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  downed
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Section 96-g of the agriculture and markets law is  amended
     2  by adding a new subdivision 18 to read as follows:
     3    18.  "Downed animal" means any live species of cattle, sheep, goats or
     4  swine that is unable to stand and walk unassisted.
     5    § 2. The agriculture and markets  law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
     6  section 96-k to read as follows:
     7    §  96-k.  Downed  animals.  1.  No  slaughterhouse, stockyard, auction
     8  market agency, or dealer shall buy, sell, or receive a downed animal  or
     9  products of downed animals for human consumption.
    10    2.  No  slaughterhouse,  stockyard,  auction  market agency, or dealer
    11  shall hold a downed animal without taking immediate action  to  humanely
    12  euthanize  the  animal,  or  humanely  remove  the animal for veterinary
    13  treatment.
    14    3. While in transit or on the premises of a slaughterhouse, stockyard,
    15  auction market agency, or dealer, a downed animal shall not  be  dragged
    16  at  any  time,  or pushed with equipment at any time, but shall be moved
    17  with a sling or on a stoneboat or by other sled-like or wheeled  convey-
    18  ance.
    19    4.  As used in this section (a) "humanely euthanized" means to kill by
    20  chemical method or a penetrating captive bolt to the frontal part of the
    21  brain that rapidly and effectively renders  the  animal  insensitive  to
    22  pain.    Chemical  methods  are  to be restricted solely to the use of a
    23  pentobarbital solution in a concentration designed to achieve an immedi-
    24  ate and painless death; and (b) "humanely remove" means moving a  downed
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1  animal  with  a sling or on a stoneboat or by other sled-like or wheeled
     2  conveyance.
     3    5.  A  violation  of this section shall be a misdemeanor as defined in
     4  subdivision four of section 10.00 of the penal law.
     5    § 3. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
     6  have become a law.
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