NY A08163 | 2009-2010 | General Assembly


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 22-0)
Status: Introduced on May 6 2009 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2010-01-06 - referred to agriculture
Pending: Assembly Agriculture Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


This bill will phase-out pig gestation crates, veal crates and hen battery cages by 2015.

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Pertains to confinement of animals for food producing purposes; prohibits any person to tether or confine any pig during pregnancy, calf raised for veal, or egg-laying hen who is kept on a farm for all or the majority of any day in a manner that prevents such animal from lying down, standing up and fully extending it's limbs and turning around freely; establishes that commission of such crime shall constitute a class A misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for a period not to exceed one year and/or fine not to exceed $1,000.



2010-01-06 referred to agriculture
2009-05-06 referred to agriculture

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