2008 Regular Session


File Code: Agriculture Crossfiled with: HOUSE BILL 1137
Sponsored By:
Senators Conway, Colburn, Currie, Forehand, Frosh, King, Kramer, Madaleno, McFadden, Pugh, Raskin, Robey, and Stone
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.
Senate Action
First Reading Education Health and Environmental Affairs
Hearing 3/4 at 1:00 p.m.
House Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Senator Joan Carter Conway, District 43
Senator Richard F. Colburn, District 37
Senator Ulysses Currie, District 25
Senator Jennie M. Forehand, District 17
Senator Brian E. Frosh, District 16
Senator Nancy J. King, District 39
Senator Rona E. Kramer, District 14
Senator Richard S. Madaleno, Jr., District 18
Senator Nathaniel J. McFadden, District 45
Senator Catherine E. Pugh, District 40
Senator Jamie Raskin, District 20
Senator James N. Robey, District 13
Senator Norman R. Stone, 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