Phases out permits and "deemed permitted" status for swine waste management systems that are currently operated under the moratorium for swine farms enacted in 2007. Requires closure of swine operations with lagoon and sprayfield waste systems by the later of September 1, 2018, or twelve years from the date the operation was first permitted or deemed permitted. Creates a new Article 49I in GS 106 that requires the Board of Agriculture, in consultation with the state veterinarian, to set minimum humane standards for cows, poultry, and swine, including restrictions on tethering and confinement, kill methods, and transfer of sick cows. Makes violations of the minimum humane standards a Class 2 misdemeanor. Provisions on minimum standards for livestock effective January 1, 2014; otherwise effective when the act becomes law.
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A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO PHASE OUT TRADITIONAL ANIMAL WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS THAT SERVE SWINE FARMS AND TO ESTABLISH MINIMUM HUMANE STANDARDS FOR THE TREATMENT OF COWS, POULTRY, AND SWINE.Intro. by Luebke, Harrison.
Status: Ref To Com On Agriculture (House Action) (Apr 15 2013)
Bill H 905 (2013-2014)Summary date: Apr 16 2013 - More information