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SB 1636: Protection of Farm Animals


Protection of Farm Animals; Prohibits a farm owner or operator from tethering or confining certain specified covered farm animals in a specified manner. Provides exceptions. Authorizes the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services or the Attorney General to bring a civil action against a farm owner or operator to restrain any act or practice that illegally tethers or confines a covered farm animal. Rejects certain defenses against civil actions. Provides that the act is in addition to any other law protecting animal welfare, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2011
Last Action: 5/7/2011 Senate - Died in Agriculture
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Agriculture (AG)
  2. Environmental Preservation and Conservation (EP)
  3. Judiciary (JU)
  4. Budget (BC)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
3/3/2011 Senate • Filed
3/10/2011 Senate • Referred to Agriculture; Environmental Preservation and Conservation; Judiciary; Budget -SJ 186
• Introduced -SJ 186
5/7/2011 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Agriculture