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STANDARDS FOR CONFINING FARM ANIMALS.
INITIATIVE STATUTE.

OFFICIAL TITLE AND SUMMARY                    PREPARED BY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

STANDARDS FOR CONFINING FARM ANIMALS. INITIATIVE STATUTE.

  • Requires that calves raised for veal, egg-laying hens and pregnant pigs be confined only in ways that allow these animals to lie down, stand up, fully extend their limbs and turn around freely.
  • Exceptions made for transportation, rodeos, fairs, 4-H programs, lawful slaughter, research and veterinary purposes.
  • Provides misdemeanor penalties, including a fine not to exceed $1,000 and/or imprisonment in jail for up to 180 days.

Summary of Legislative Analyst's Estimate of Net State and Local Government Fiscal Impact:

  • Potential unknown decrease in state and local tax revenues from farm businesses, possibly in the range of several million dollars annually.
  • Potential minor local and state enforcement and prosecution costs, partly offset by increased fine revenue.


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