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2011 New York A 1893. Prohibition of Cattle or Horse Tail Docking

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Citation: 2011 New York A 1893



Date Introduced: 1/12/2011

Date of Last Action: 1/12/2011

Last Checked by Web Center Staff: 07/2011



Summary:   This 2011 New York bill concerns any horse, mare, gelding, or cattle. The proposed law prohibits one from docking the tail of any of these covered animals. Tail docking is where the bones, tissue, muscles, or tendons of the tail of one of these covered animals is cut.


Bill in Full:


                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
       ________________________________________________________________________

                                         1893

                              2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y

                                   January 12, 2011
                                      ___________

       Introduced  by  M.  of  A. ROSENTHAL, LAVINE, McENENY, LATIMER, MILLMAN,
         BENEDETTO, SCHIMEL, MAISEL, BOYLE, CASTRO, PHEFFER, WEISENBERG, DINOW-
         ITZ, KAVANAGH, ENGLEBRIGHT -- Multi-Sponsored by --  M.  of  A.  BING,
         COLTON,  GLICK,  GOTTFRIED, HEVESI, JEFFRIES, LIFTON, V. LOPEZ, MAYER-
         SOHN, MENG, PAULIN, ROBINSON, SALADINO,  SWEENEY,  THIELE,  TITONE  --
         read once and referred to the Committee on Agriculture

       AN  ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to prohib-
         iting tail docking of cattle

         THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
       BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

    1    Section 1. The section heading and subdivision 1 of section 368 of the
    2  agriculture  and  markets  law,  as added by chapter 1047 of the laws of
    3  1965, are amended to read as follows:

    4    Operating upon tails of horses AND CATTLE unlawful. 1. Any person  who
    5  cuts  the  bone,  tissues,  muscles or tendons of the tail of any horse,
    6  mare [or], gelding[,] OR CATTLE, or otherwise operates upon  it  in  any
    7  manner for the purpose or with the effect of docking, setting, or other-
    8  wise altering the natural carriage of the tail, or who knowingly permits
    9  the  same  to  be  done  upon premises of which he is the owner, lessee,
   10  proprietor or user, or who assists in or is voluntarily present at  such
   11  cutting,  is guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by imprisonment for not
   12  more than one year, or by a fine of not more than five  hundred  dollars
   13  or by both. If a horse OR A COW is found with the bone, tissues, muscles
   14  or  tendons  of  its  tail cut as aforesaid and with the wound resulting
   15  therefrom unhealed, upon the premises or in the charge  and  custody  of
   16  any  person,  such  fact shall be prima facie evidence of a violation of
   17  this section by the owner or user of such premises or the person  having
   18  such charge or custody, respectively.

   19    S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



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