2008 Regular Session


File Code: Agriculture Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 599
Sponsored By:
Delegates Shewell, Ali, Aumann, Bartlett, Beidle, Bronrott, Cane, Cardin, Carr, Conway, DeBoy, Elliott, Elmore, Frank, Frush, Glenn, Haddaway, Holmes, Hucker, Jennings, Kach, Kaiser, Kipke, Kramer, Krebs, Lafferty, McComas, McDonough, McKee, Montgomery, Niemann, Olszewski, Schuler, Smigiel, Stein, Stocksdale, Stull, Tarrant, Taylor, Waldstreicher, and Weir
Agriculture - Prohibited Acts - Force-Feeding Birds


Prohibiting a person from force-feeding birds or hiring another person to engage in force-feeding birds to produce foie gras; prohibiting a person from selling, transporting, or offering for sale any product that is the result of force-feeding birds to produce foie gras; prohibiting specified food service establishments from serving products that are the result of force-feeding birds; and providing for specified penalties for specified violations.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occuring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading Environmental Matters
Hearing 3/6 at 1:00 p.m.
Hearing cancelled
Hearing 3/11 at 1:00 p.m.
Hearing cancelled
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Tanya T. Shewell, District 5A
Delegate Saqib Ali, District 39
Delegate Susan L. M. Aumann, District 42
Delegate Joseph R. Bartlett, District 4A
Delegate Pamela Beidle, District 32
Delegate William A. Bronrott, District 16
Delegate Rudolph C. Cane, District 37A
Delegate Jon S. Cardin, District 11
Delegate Alfred C. Carr, Jr., District 18
Delegate Norman H. Conway, District 38B
Delegate Steven J. DeBoy, Sr., District 12A
Delegate Donald B. Elliott, District 4B
Delegate D. Page Elmore, District 38A
Delegate William J. Frank, District 42
Delegate Barbara Frush, District 21
Delegate Cheryl D. Glenn, District 45
Delegate Jeannie Haddaway, District 37B
Delegate Marvin E. Holmes, Jr., District 23B
Delegate Tom Hucker, District 20
Delegate J. B. Jennings, District 7
Delegate Wade Kach, District 5B
Delegate Anne R. Kaiser, District 14
Delegate Nicholaus R. Kipke, District 31
Delegate Benjamin F. Kramer, District 19
Delegate Susan W. Krebs, District 9B
Delegate Stephen W. Lafferty, District 42
Delegate Susan K. McComas, District 35B
Delegate Pat McDonough, District 7
Delegate Robert A. McKee, District 2A
Delegate Karen S. Montgomery, District 14
Delegate Doyle L. Niemann, District 47
Delegate John A. Olszewski, Jr., District 6
Delegate Todd Schuler, District 8
Delegate Michael D. Smigiel, Sr., District 36
Delegate Dana Stein, District 11
Delegate Nancy R. Stocksdale, District 5A
Delegate Paul S. Stull, District 4A
Delegate Shawn Z. Tarrant, District 40
Delegate Herman L. Taylor, Jr., District 14
Delegate Jeff Waldstreicher, District 18
Delegate Michael H. Weir, Jr., District 6

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Agriculture -see also- Farmland
Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties; Sentences; etc.
Food -see also- Kosher; Meat, Poultry, Seafood; Milk

Bill affects the following Statute:

( 4-218.1 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments: None offered