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HB 1359 (2010). AN ACT relative to the enforcement of humane slaughter laws.

Bill Details
Printable Version

Citation: HB 1359 (2010)



Date Introduced: 01/06/2010

Date of Last Action: 07/13/2010 Signed by Governor

Last Checked by Web Center Staff: 09/2011



Summary:  

This bill allows any agent authorized by the commissioner of the department of agriculture, markets, and food to enforce humane slaughter laws.



Bill in Full:

CHAPTER 302

HB 1359 – FINAL VERSION

05/05/10 1710s

2010 SESSION

10-2370

08/01

HOUSE BILL 1359

AN ACT relative to the enforcement of humane slaughter laws.

SPONSORS: Rep. Sad, Ches 2

COMMITTEE: Environment and Agriculture

ANALYSIS

This bill allows any agent authorized by the commissioner of the department of agriculture, markets, and food to enforce humane slaughter laws.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

05/05/10 1710s

10-2370

08/01

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Ten

AN ACT relative to the enforcement of humane slaughter laws.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

302:1 Enforcement of Humane Slaughter Provisions. Amend RSA 427:37 to read as follows:

427:37 Administration and Enforcement. The commissioner of agriculture, markets, and food [shall] may administer the provisions of this subdivision, adopt such rules, pursuant to RSA 541-A, as may be necessary to carry this subdivision into effect, and approve all methods of slaughter used under the terms of this subdivision. He or she may, by administrative order, allow any person a single temporary exemption from compliance with any provision of this subdivision for such period of time as he or she shall determine reasonable, not to exceed one year. The commissioner of agriculture, markets, and food shall cause to be prosecuted any slaughterer who fails to comply with the provisions of this subdivision. Any [officer or agent of any incorporated society for the prevention of cruelty to animals] agent authorized by the commissioner, upon being designated, in writing, for that purpose by the sheriff of any county in this state, may, within such county, at any time inspect the premises and operations of any slaughterer and, if he or she deems it advisable, request an investigation and appropriate action by the commissioner of agriculture, markets, and food.

302:2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved: July 13, 2010

Effective Date: July 13, 2010

 



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